Watch the full-length program at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365247027/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=amms_covefullprogram (US Only)
In this film excerpt, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recalls his father’s feelings for George Plimpton, whom his father befriended when they were students at Harvard University.
“My father admired George for his courage, he had a curiosity about life and I think that’s the thing that probably attracted my father the most to him,” says Kennedy Jr. “Like my father, he saw life as a great adventure. You could either embrace and embark on or you could wait until the tide rolled out and you lost your chance. And I think George never wanted to lose his chance. He always launched his ship on a high tide and found whatever adventure was waiting for him there.”
“American Masters – Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself” premieres nationally Friday, May 16, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).