If news reports and e-mails from friends are correct, Sargent Shriver may be nearing the end of his life. While these past few years have been spent in the grips of dementia, his life is a perfect mirror of his times and his circumstance. He became a Kennedy by marriage, and a public servant by reflex. The jobs he performed under various presidents made life better for countless Americans, and improved American relations overseas.
I'm linking above to a telephone conversation. History buffs will find it fascinating, as will anyone who thinks THEY have been talked into something. Shriver was Director of the Peace Corps in 1964, when President Johnson decided he should also run the Government's war on poverty. When Shriver answers the phone, he doesn't stand a chance against LBJ's bulldozer. It just takes him several tries, and several minutes, to realize it!
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We hope you can join us for tonight's broadcast.