Camelot on Tape

No surprises in J.F.K. records

More than 70 reporters, including veteran Kennedy watchers from the 1960s, converged on Boston's John F. Kennedy Library last week. The Washington Post sent its political stars, David Broder and Haynes Johnson. The Los Angeles Times dispatched seven Washington reporters, who arrived in a limousine equipped with a bar and TV set. Scanning the press crowd, NBC's John Hart asked, "What is this, a reunion?"

In a sense it was, and, like many reunions, it turned out to be disappointing. The expectant reporters had arrived to pick up tapes and transcripts of conversations secretly recorded at the...

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