People, May 1, 1972

There were 350 people in the Atrium of Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the fourth annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards lunch —and the Kennedys dominated them all. Teddy, with his sisters Eunice Shriver and Jean Smith, were magnets to the old Kennedy hands, and Ethel, who had broken her leg while skiing, joked in a wheelchair. Kathleen (R.F.K.'s eldest) was the quintessential Radcliffe girl in granny glasses and flowing hair. Eldest son Joe—being nudged more and more into the family spotlight—gracefully presented bronze busts of his father to the winners. But...

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