Today we watched as the president's daughter stepped towards a new role in public service questioned by the senate as she seeks to become the next u.S. Ambassador to japan. This was caroline kennedy... See More
Today we watched as the president's daughter stepped towards a new role in public service questioned by the senate as she seeks to become the next u.S. Ambassador to japan. This was caroline kennedy and martha raddatz has the story. Reporter: Today in this capitol hill chamber where there has been so much contentious debate, memories of another time, 1957 when then senator john f. Kennedy sat on this same foreign affairs committee. Caroline kennedy was born that year. But now it's her moment in the spotlight. I'm conscious of my responsibility to uphold the ideals that he represented. Reporter: For one brief shining moment, senators from both sides of the aisle seemed to harken back to the so called camelot days. Certainly appreciate the wonderful legacy that you and your family have in public service. Reporter: Caroline describing japan as deeply engrained in her father's story. As a world war ii veteran who served in the pacific he had hoped to be the first sitting president to make a state visit to japan. Reporter: She's said to be looking forward to learning japanese, living in tokyo where she can make her own history. And now to made in america
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