20 November 1962

20 November 1962
1962: 18 October-20 November
74 digital pages
This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, for the President's News Conference of November 20, 1962 (News Conference 45). The President began the press conference with an update on the Cuban Missile Crisis, stating that Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev would withdraw IL-28 bomber planes in Cuba within 30 days and that the naval quarantine of Cuba was lifted as a result of the withdrawal. The President then announced the signing of Executive Order 11063, which prevented discrimination in housing facilities owned or operated by the federal government, and the creation of the Committee on Equal Opportunity in Housing. The President also announced advances in northeast India by the Chinese, and the deployment of a team headed by Assistant Secretary of State W. Averell Harriman to determine India's military assistance needs. Following these statements the President answered questions from the press on a variety of topics including Cuba, information policies between the press and the government, Executive Order 11063, and the current situation between India and China. Background materials in this folder include briefing papers for the President on domestic and foreign affairs and national security, newspaper clippings, memorandums, and special reports from the Department of State and the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Topics include the resumption of the Geneva Conference on November 26, 1962, the situation in Cuba, and a possible future Soviet satellite tracking station in Australia. The official White House transcript of the press conference and the stenotype transcript of the press conference are also included.
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Press Conferences. 20 November 1962
Arranged chronologically, the Press Conference series contains the transcripts for John F. Kennedy's regular Washington press conferences throughout the three years of his presidency. The conferences were held bi-weekly and the materials reflect the regularity of information needed for these briefings. In addition to the transcripts, the files also include: department and agency summaries of bi-weekly activities; briefing papers on situations and developments in foreign countries; briefing papers on such issues as disarmament, foreign trade, civil rights, and employment; draft press releases; and news clippings. There are no transcripts in this series for the special or impromptu news conferences held in Washington, or for the press conferences at Hyannis Port, Palm Beach, Paris and Bonn. For a good set of transcripts with index, researchers interested in President Kennedy's press conferences should consult the Public Papers of the President, John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963, and Kennedy and the Press, a collection of press conference transcripts annotated by Chase and Lerman (both available in the Kennedy Library). Researchers should also consult other series of the President's Office Files, the White House Staff Files of Pierre Salinger, and the PR portion of the White House Central Subject Files.
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