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William Feurer - General Interest

Bill Feurer began working in Governor Otto Kerner's administration in 1963 as an assistant press secretary, and soon became an assistant to the governor, spending much of his time as a speech writer and aide. He discussed Governor Kerner's many accomplishments while in office, and Lyndon Johnson's offer to head up the National Commission on Civil Disorders, which became known as the Kerner Commission. Feurer also discusses Kerner's time as a federal judge, and his corruption trial and conviction in 1973. Feurer shares the views of many that Kerner was wrongly convicted, and was a fundamentally honest man.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life and initial experience in Kerner Administration

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Assistant to Gov. Kerner through 1965

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

Kerner's second term, and his trial

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