Televised Address on Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

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Televised Address on Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

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About Historic Speech

Accession Number: TNC:384

Digital Identifier: TNC-384

Title: Address to the Nation on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 26 July 1963

Date(s) of Materials: 26 July 1963

Description: CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) video of President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C., delivering a radio and television address to the American people on the passage of a treaty banning atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, later known as the Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) or Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT). In his speech the President explains that the treaty will strengthen national security, lessen the risk and fear of radioactive fallout, reduce world tension by encouraging further dialogue, and prevent acquisition of nuclear weapons by nations not currently possessing them. The President emphasizes that while the treaty does not eliminate the threat of nuclear war, a limited test ban is safer than an unlimited arms race. Copyright restrictions apply.

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

Physical Description: 1 video open reel (black-and-white; sound; 2 inch; 26 minutes)

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