Lead: The genesis of the Special Olympics lies in the tragedy of a great American family and the determination of one woman that the life of her retarded sister should count for something.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: In another era they called it noblesse oblige, the obligation of the socially prominent and wealthy to offer themselves and their substance to better society. To that the Kennedy’s added their dazzling combination of social mobility and political ambition. Wealth, education, beauty, intelligence, two senators, a congressman, an ambassador, and a President are the bright side of the Kennedy legend, but there was a dark secret in Camelot, the unmentioned sister Rosemary, retarded, victim of an experimental frontal lobotomy, institutionalized until her sister went public with a story of hope, encouragement and a promise for America’s mentally disabled citizens.

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