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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, 12 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection12 April 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of April 12, 1961 (News Conference 9). President Kennedy begins the press conference by encouraging the public to get vaccinated for polio. He then announces the formation of an advisory group to assist in changes to the foreign aid program and the sale of a United States Naval Ordinance Plant in W...

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    Address Before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 20 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection20 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors held at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the purpose of American intervention abroad and the spread of communist ideology to Latin America and Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on the Bay ...

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    Address, "The President and the Press," Before The American Newspaper Publishers Association, 27 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection27 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address to the American Newspaper Publishers Association at a Bureau of Advertising dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. In his speech President Kennedy addresses his discontent with the press’s news coverage of the Bay of Pigs incident, suggesting that there is a need for “far g...

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    Press Conference, 22 August 1962
    White House Audio Collection22 August 1962

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of August 22, 1962 (News Conference 41). The President begins the press conference with a statement concerning the historic rendezvous under the Arctic ice pack between two nuclear powered submarines, the USS Skate and the USS Sea Dragon. He then states the importance of five measures Congress was ...

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    Press Conference, 29 August 1962
    White House Audio Collection29 August 1962

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of August 29, 1962 (News Conference 42). The President begins the press conference by announcing the retirement of Associate Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter for health reasons and the appointment of Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg to fill the vacancy. He also announces that the Soviet...

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    Press Conference, 13 September 1962
    White House Audio Collection13 September 1962

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of September 13, 1962 (News Conference 43). The President begins the press conference with a statement concerning the recent shipments of supplies and technicians into Cuba from the Soviet Union, events that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. He goes on to say that the United States would not take m...

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    Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Soviet Arms Build-up in Cuba, 22 October 1962
    White House Audio Collection22 October 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s radio and television address to the nation regarding the former Soviet Union’s military presence in Cuba. In his speech President Kennedy reports the establishment of offensive missile sites presumably intended to launch a nuclear offensive against Western nations. The President characterizes the tra...

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    Radio and Television Remarks on the Dismantling of Soviet Missile Bases in Cuba, 2 November 1962
    White House Audio Collection2 November 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s radio and television statement on the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. In his speech President Kennedy indicates that the missile bases are in the dismantlement process, and explains that the naval quarantine on Cuba will remain in effect until the situation is resolved.

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    Press Conference, 20 November 1962
    White House Audio Collection20 November 1962

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of November 20, 1962 (News Conference 45). The President begins 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 resul...

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