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    Press Conference, 25 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 January 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of January 25, 1961 (News Conference 1). President Kennedy begins the press conference with a statement concerning the scheduling of the Geneva negotiations for a nuclear test ban. He then announces that the United States Government has decided to increase famine relief for the Congo and that the S...

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    Press Conference, 8 February 1961
    White House Audio Collection8 February 1961

    Sound recording of the President's News Conference of February 8, 1961 (News Conference 3). President Kennedy begins the press conference by announcing the upcoming visit of Canadian Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker to the United States. This announcement is followed by a brief discussion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the a...

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    Press Conference, 15 February 1961
    White House Audio Collection15 February 1961

    Sound recording of the President's News Conference of February 15, 1961 (News Conference 4). President Kennedy begins the press conference by reaffirming the United States support of the United Nations presence in the Republic of the Congo. He then announces the formal recognition of the Government of El Salvador by the United States, and briefly d...

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    Remarks at the Presentation of the Medal of Freedom to Paul-Henri Spaak, Secretary General of NATO, 21 February 1961
    White House Audio Collection21 February 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Paul Henri Spaak, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held in the President’s Office in the White House. In his speech President Kennedy congratulates Secretary General Spaak on his efforts and discusses...

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    Press Conference, 1 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection1 March 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of March 1, 1961 (News Conference 5). President Kennedy begins the press conference by announcing the upcoming visit of German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to the United States, proposed legislation to restore former President Eisenhower’s military rank of General of the Army, the reduction in the ou...

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    Press Conference, 8 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection8 March 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of March 8, 1961 (News Conference 6). President Kennedy begins the press conference by urging the public to support Radio Free Europe. He then announces that he would be making a statement concerning his views of problems in the Americas following an upcoming reception at the White House; that he h...

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    Address at a White House Reception for Members of Congress and the Diplomatic Corps of the Latin American Republics, 13 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection13 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address at a reception for Washington’s corps of Latin American ambassadors in the East Room of the White House. In his speech President Kennedy proposes the establishment of the Alliance for Progress, a cooperative effort between the United States and Latin America to improve social, economic, and he...

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    Press Conference, 15 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection15 March 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of March 15, 1961 (News Conference 7). President Kennedy begins the press conference with several brief announcements concerning small business participation in defense contracts, the construction of the Libby Dam in Montana on the Columbia River, the Export-Import Bank’s authorization of a credit ...

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    Press Conference, 23 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection23 March 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of March 23, 1961 (News Conference 8). President Kennedy begins the press conference with a statement concerning the advances of Communist forces in Laos, emphasizing his administration’s support for the goal of a peaceful, neutral, and independent Laos. Following this statement the President answe...

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    Interview with the Japanese Broadcasting Corportation, 25 March 1961 (released in late April 1961)
    White House Audio Collection25 March 1961

    Sound recording of an interview of President John F. Kennedy by an unidentified journalist from the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation held in the White House Cabinet Room. In the interview President Kennedy explains the philosophy of the term “New Frontier,” discusses his hopes for strong relations with Japan and his plans for achieving lasting wo...

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