The following is a provisional list of national television appearances by John F. Kennedy prior to September 26, 1960. It does not include most spot news, stock news, newsreel, or Committee Hearings footage, such as the McClellan Committee Hearings, nor does it include commercial advertising. For more information please contact Kennedy.Library@nara.gov or 617.514.1629.

 

Date Program JFK Library Accession #
02 DEC 1951 "Meet the Press" (NBC)
TNN:9

12 MAR 1952

"Longines Chronoscope" (CBS)

TNC:21

07 OCT 1952

"Keep Posted: Kennedy-Lodge" (CBS)

TNC:61

09 NOV 1952

"Meet the Press" (NBC)

TNN:7

30 OCT 1953

"Person to Person" (CBS)

TNC:183

14 FEB 1954

 "Meet the Press" (NBC)

 

16 MAY 1956

"A Profile in Courage" (NBC) (Introductory Remarks)

TNN:19

01 JUL 1956

"Face the Nation" (CBS)

TNC:159

16 AUG 1956

Democratic National Convention - JFK nominates Stevenson (CBS)

TNC:225D

28 OCT 1956

"Meet the Press" (NBC)

TNN:8

N/D 1957

"Navy Log-PT 109" (CBS)
(This is a dramatization of Lt. John F. Kennedy's experiences in the South Pacific during World War II)

TNC:54

12 FEB 1957

"Omnibus: Call it Courage" (ABC)

TNA:2

24 NOV 1957

"Look Here" (NBC)

TNN:256

30 MAR 1958

"Face the Nation" (CBS)

TNC:165

22 FEB 1959

"Face the Nation" (CBS)

TNC:178

22 MAR 1959

"The Great Challenge: Can Democracy Meet the Space Age Challenge?" (CBS)

TNC:187

18 OCT 1959

"Small World" (CBS)

TNC:186

02 JAN 1960

"JFK Announces Candidacy" (CBS Spot News)

TNC:68A

03 JAN 1960

"Meet the Press" (NBC)

TNN:289

03 APR 1960

"Face the Nation" (CBS)

TNC:53

03 APR 1960

"Time: Present" (NBC)

TNN:283

05 APR 1960

"What Happened in Wisconsin?" (CBS)

TNC:188

16 MAY 1960

"Eyewitness: Crisis at the Summit" (CBS)

TNC:185

16 JUN 1960

"The Jack Paar Show" (NBC)

TNN:284

04 JUL 1960

"JFK New Conference/Rebuttal to Truman" (CBS)

TNC:28

11-15 JUL 1960

1960 DNC (CBS coverage)

TNC:191

12 SEP 1960

Houston Ministers Conference (CBS)

TNC:203; also IFP:140

19 SEP 1960

Presidential Countdown, "Mr. Kennedy - A Profile" (CBS)

TNC:149