Address to Joint Session of Congress May 25, 1961

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Address to Joint Session of Congress May 25, 1961

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About Historic Speech

Accession Number: TNC:200 (excerpt)

Digital Identifier: TNC-200-2

Title: Excerpt from an Address Before a Joint Session of Congress, 25 May 1961

Date(s) of Materials: 25 May 1961

Description: CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) motion picture excerpt of President John F. Kennedy delivering a Special Message to Congress on Urgent National Needs in the House of Representatives chamber, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. This is not the President's full address. In this excerpt the President argues for support for the nation's space program. While listing national goals, the President states, "First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." This excerpt ends abruptly. CBS No. 610525-01A. Copyright restrictions apply.

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

Physical Description: 2 film reels (black-and-white; sound; 16 mm; 9 minutes)

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