Interview with Nicholas Katzenbach
QUESTION 31
INTERVIEWER:

OK, LET'S UH, LET'S COME DOWN TO A VERY SPECIFIC EVENT. UH, BLOODY SUNDAY, THE, THE DAY THAT ALL THE MARCHERS CROSSED THE PETTUS BRIDGE AND WERE ATTACKED. UM, WHAT, WHAT WAS THE REACTION IN WASHINGTON WHEN IT WAS HEARD WHAT HAPPENED? OK, WE'RE SET, OK, REACTION TO PETTUS BRIDGE.

Nicholas Katzenbach:

The events on, uh, Bloody Sunday at the bridge in Selma, uh, were politically very interesting because all of this was recorded on television and had an enormous impact. Uh, uh, when people saw cattle prods, uh, saw brutality being used and uh it just had an enormous impact in Washington and I think elsewhere around the country uh, and uh, it reminds one today of the South Africans trying to keep the press out.