White House Audio Collection
Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of February 21, 1963 (News Conference 50). The President begins the press conference with a statement regarding the needs of senior citizens, recommending a reduction in taxes and an increase in social security. He also announces a revised hospital insurance program bill. The President then urges the unions involved in the New York City newspaper strike to submit their differences independently so as to arrive at a swift resolution. Following this statement the President answers questions from the press on a variety of topics including the attack on a shrimp boat by a Cuban MiG fighter aircraft, the tax program, and a nuclear test ban treaty.