Harris Wofford designed and helped implement the Peace Corps for President John F. Kennedy. He says it is central to Kennedy's legacy and embodies the late president's call to "ask not what your country do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
Harris Wofford designed the Peace Corps under President John Kennedy and then led its programs in Africa. He told The World's Marco Werman a strange tale of one business trip across Africa that began in December of 1962, where political upheaval seemed to follow him wherever he went.
Mohamud Said was a school boy in northern Kenya when he met Peace Corps volunteer Russell Morgan in 1965. Now Said is the president of the Kenyan Medical Association. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Said and Morgan about how their friendship changed them.
People from all over the world are remembering Ted Kennedy, who died this morning. The Takeaway is joined by former Senator Harris Wofford, who worked closely with Kennedy in the Senate, and Tricia Rose, Chair of Africana Studies at Brown University.
John F. Kennedy's civil rights advisor and former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford tells The Takeaway how one phone call influenced the outcome of the 1960 Nixon-Kennedy Presidential election and why the story matters now.
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