"Pierre Emil George Salinger (June 14, 1925 – October 16, 2004) was a White House Press Secretary to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later became known for his work as an ABC News correspondent"
"Salinger served as a United States Senator in 1964 and was campaign manager for the Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Salinger
"Frank Fabian Mankiewicz II (born May 16, 1924) is an American journalist."
"He is the son of Sara (Aaronson) and screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, who co-wrote Citizen Kane. His uncle, Joseph Mankiewicz, directed such films as All About Eve and Cleopatra. His brother is television writer Don Mankiewicz."
"He has been president of National Public Radio, regional director for the Peace Corps in Latin America, campaign director for 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, and press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Mankiewicz
"John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film and television director known for social dramas and action/suspense films. Among his credits were Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Seven Days in May (1964), The Train (1964), Grand Prix (1966), Black Sunday (1977) and Ronin (1998)."
"Seven Days in May is an American political thriller novel written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II which was published in 1962. It was made into a motion picture and released in February 1964, with a screenplay by Rod Serling, directed by John Frankenheimer"
"President John F. Kennedy had read the novel and believed the scenario as described could actually occur in the United States. According to Frankenheimer in his director's commentary, production of the film received encouragement and assistance from Kennedy through White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, who conveyed to Frankenheimer Kennedy's wish that the film be produced and that, although the Pentagon did not want the film made, the President would conveniently arrange to visit Hyannis Port for a weekend when the film needed to shoot outside the White House."
"The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer from a screenplay by George Axelrod based on Richard Condon's 1959 novel. "
"The central concept of the film is that the son of a prominent, right-wing political family has been brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. The Manchurian Candidate was nationally released on Wednesday, October 24, 1962, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The film was critically acclaimed, and was nominated for two Academy Awards."
"Frankenheimer was a friend of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and drove him to the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles the night Kennedy was assassinated in June 1968."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Frankenheimerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Days_in_Mayhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manchu ... 62_film%29