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Acceptance of Democratic Nomination for President

Acceptance of Democratic Nomination for President

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Accession Number: TNC:191-E5 (excerpt)

Title: Excerpt, 1960 Democratic National Convention, 15 July 1960

Date(s) of Materials: 15 July 1960

Description: CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) motion picture excerpt of Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's full acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California. This film reel covers 11:00-11:25 P.M. on July 15, 1960. The speech later became known as "The New Frontier." In his remarks, then Senator Kennedy famously states, "The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises-- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them." CBS No. 600715. Copyright restrictions apply.

Physical Description: 1 film reel (black-and-white; sound; 16 mm; 938 feet; 22 minutes)

Running Time (Minutes): 22

Media Type: Film Reel

Footage: 938

Copyright Status: © Columbia Broadcasting System. Non-exclusive licensing rights held by the JFK Library Foundation.

Digital Identifier: TNC-191-E5-EX

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