White House Audio Collection
Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of January 31, 1962 (News Conference 22). The President begins the press conference by welcoming Aleski Adzhubei, editor of the Soviet newspaper Izvestia and son-in-law of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and his wife [Rada Adzhubei] to the press conference. He then briefly expresses his approval of resolutions passed by the Organization of American States (OAS) at the Punta de Este conference, and discusses the surplus of costly material discovered in the national stockpiling program. Following the announcements the President answers questions from the press on a variety of topics including United States-Soviet relations, the President’s urban affairs plan, the situations in Laos and Vietnam, and the national stockpiling program.