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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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    Interview with a Correspondent of the British Broadcasting Company, 5 June 1961
    White House Audio Collection5 June 1961

    Sound recording of an interview of President John F. Kennedy by a correspondent from the British Broadcasting Company. In his remarks the President discusses his meeting with Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of Great Britain, and his recent meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna, Austria. The recording contains some background no...

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    Radio and Television Report to the American People on Returning from Europe, 6 June 1961
    White House Audio Collection6 June 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s speech addressed to the American people from his office in the White House. In his speech the President summarizes his trip to Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; and London, England. The President affirms the strong alliance between European nations and the United States as an assurance of mutual securi...

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    Press Conference, 28 June 1961
    White House Audio Collection28 June 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of June 28, 1961 (News Conference 13). President Kennedy begins the press conference with a statement concerning the death of journalist Ed Koterba, followed by lengthy statements concerning the situation in Berlin and the Soviets’ refusal to negotiate on a nuclear test ban at Geneva. He then respo...

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    Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Berlin Crisis, 25 July 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 July 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address to the American public regarding the impending possibility of war between the United States and the Soviet Union over the crisis in Berlin, Germany. In his speech the President discusses the Soviet Union’s attempts to cut off American access to West Berlin, thus making it impossible to secure ...

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    Remarks Concerning the Development and Testing of Nuclear Weapons, 2 November 1961
    White House Audio Collection2 November 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks concerning the testing and development of nuclear weapons. In his statement President Kennedy explains his policy concerning the testing and development of nuclear weapons, and characterizes the recent series of nuclear tests conducted by the Soviet Union as dangerous and irresponsible.

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    Press Conference, 31 January 1962
    White House Audio Collection31 January 1962

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of January 31, 1962 (News Conference 22). The President begins the press conference by welcoming Aleski Adzhubei, editor of the Soviet newspaper Izvestia and son-in-law of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and his wife [Rada Adzhubei] to the press conference. He then briefly expresses his approval ...

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    Press Conference, 21 February 1962
    White House Audio Collection21 February 1962

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of February 21, 1962 (News Conference 25).The President begins the press conference with a statement concerning the successful orbiting of the earth by astronaut Colonel John Glenn in which he discusses the historical impact of the Colonel’s achievement, expressed his gratitude for congratulatory m...

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    Radio and Television Address to the American People: "Nuclear Testing and Disarmament," 2 March 1962
    White House Audio Collection2 March 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address, “Nuclear Testing and Disarmament.” In his speech President Kennedy announces and explains his decision to resume nuclear testing as a matter of national security, noting that true security can only be achieved in mutual disarmament with effective inspection, and that tests might be cancelled ...

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