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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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    Edward R. Murrow, Press Conference, 29 May 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection29 May 1961

    Sound recording of a news conference held by the Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow on May 29, 1961. Director Murrow begins the press conference by making a statement about an offer made by Prime Minister of Cuba Fidel Castro to exchange Cuban prisoners for tractors. Director Murrow calls it a major blunder by ...

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    Recorded Statement by Edward R. Murrow on Fidel Castro’s Offer to Exchange Prisoners for Tractors, 14 June 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection14 June 1961

    Sound recording of a statement by Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow on the offer by Prime Minister Fidel Castro of Cuba to exchange prisoners for tractors. Director Murrow reports on reactions to the offer in the United States and around the world. Accession MR-1972-096-022.

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    Adlai Stevenson Reports, 26 November 1961
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection26 November 1961

    Sound recording of a taped program with United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Adlai Stevenson, Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow, and Arnold Michaelis. John MacVane of ABC (American Broadcasting Company) introduces the program. Ambasador Stevenson describes the program as an effort to inform peop...

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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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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 3B.1. Congressional Resolution on Cuba
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.13 September 1962

    Sound recording of two exchanges. The recording of the first exchange begins on Dictation Belt 3A.8. This is a sound recording of part of a conversation held on September 10, 1962, between President John F. Kennedy and approximately six unidentified people, possibly including Reverend Billy (William Franklin) Graham and former President Dwight D. E...

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