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Sorensen on Religion in Elections

Host Howard Berkes talks to Ted Sorensen, former special counsel and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy, about the selection this week of Senator Joseph Lieberman to be Vice President Al Gore's running mate. Sorensen was part of Kennedy's 1960 campaign, the last time a candidate's religion played a role in an election. Kennedy had to fight anti-Catholic bias to win the Democratic nomination and the presidency.

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