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    The Presidential Press Office

    What's it like to meet the press? See how Press Secretary Pierre Salinger helped JFK, and find out what happened at actual press conferences.

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    John F. Kennedy and the Press

    "The fact of the matter is that the time when President Kennedy started televised press conferences there were only three or four newspapers in the entire United States that carried a full transcript of a presidential press conference. Therefore, what people read was a distillation…We thought that they should have the opportunity to see it in fu...

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    YouTube

    Watch archival video from the Kennedy Library's collection on our YouTube channel. Hightlights include speech clips, campaign commercials, press conferences and more.

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    The Briefing Room

    John F. Kennedy was the first president to effectively use the new medium of television to speak directly to the American people through live televised press conferences. Video samples of his responses to reporters' questions and exhibits of objects and documents illustrate the wide range of issues he confronted as President.  Also included is h...

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    Members of the Kennedy Family at the Hyannis Port Armory after the Election of John F. Kennedy, 9 November 1960
    9 November 1960

    Accession Number: PX70-20:59 Description: Members of the Kennedy family stand on the platform at a press conference at the Hyannis Port Armory after the election of John F. Kennedy. l-r: Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., Robert F. Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Eunice Shriver, Steve Smith,...

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    Poetry and Power: The Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy (January 8, 2009)
    0/8/2009

    Poetry and Power: The Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy is just one of the many exciting and inspiring exhibits visitors will find in the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The Museum’s 25 multimedia exhibits and period settings from the White House offer an exciting “you are there” experience, and create a stirring account o...

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Members of the Kennedy Family at the Hyannis Port Armory after the Election of John F. Kennedy, 9 November 1960

PX70-20:59 (crop): Members of the Kennedy Family at the Hyannis Port Armory after the Election of John F. Kennedy, 9 November 1960

Accession Number: PX70-20:59 Description: Members of the Kennedy fam...