White House Audio Collection
Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of September 12, 1963 (News Conference 61). The President begins the press conference with a statement on the importance of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and urges the Senate to pass the legislation. He goes on to announce that in the previous two weeks, schools in 150 Southern cities were desegregated with little difficulty. Following these statements the President answers questions on a variety of topics including the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Vietnam, Cuba, and civil rights.