ABC REPORTER (CONT’D)
“We choose to go to the moon notbecause it is easy but because it ishard.” What does your brother’spromise to America mean to you?
Well, he always was someone who kepthis promises.
My brother committed his life to theidea that the United States was the
beacon of democracy for the world.
And so too, for my family, I thinkhe was a beacon. Someone we all
looked up to, aspired to be, andultimately hope to live up to.
I know I sure did.
He said this mission would have,
quote, “a great impact on the mindsof men across the nation.”
I think my brother set the coursefor the whole nation in a way thatwe can never abandon. You see it in
the space program, sure, but you cansee it in the passage of the CivilRights Act, the passage of theImmigration Act...even in my own
life, I often ask, “What would Jackhave me do?”
Jack Kennedy cast a long shadow; andhe still does. It’s one I walk in
What’s it like walking in that shadow?
Ted gives this question a moment of reflection before heremoves his lapel mic. Stands up.
I think you have what you need.
INT. SENATE HALLWAY - DAY
Ted exits the conference room and finds himself immediatelyflanked on both sides by David Burke and Gifford.
I got Mansfield’s support on thehealth care bill.
Did we find Gargan, yet?
I’m not sure. I was more focused on
salvaging our relationship with theMajority Leader.
You’re worrying about the wrongthing.
Mansfield’s smart enough to know I’mgoing to be his boss in three years.
INT. TED KENNEDY’S SENATE OFFICE - CONTINUOUS
Ted enters his office. His secretary shoots to her feet.