How Sargent Shriver Came to Lead LBJ's War on Poverty
There was a moment in the wake of John F. Kennedy's assassination when it seemed Sargent Shriver might become the U.S. vice president. Instead, he became the reluctant head of Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. This clip from the documentary American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver is supplied by and used with the permission of the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute. (SSPI). This clip shall not be duplicated, edited, or re-published without previous written permission from SSPI.