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CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) motion picture covering the President's News Conference of March 1, 1961, from the State Department Auditorium, Washington, D.C. (News Conference 5). See "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, John F. Kennedy, 1961: Item 62." President John F. Kennedy begins the press conference by announcing the upcoming visit of German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to the United States, proposed legislation to restore former President Eisenhower's military rank of General of the Army, the reduction in the outflow of gold to foreign countries, the reduction of home mortgage rates, and the establishment of the Peace Corps on a temporary pilot basis. Following the announcements the President answers questions from the press on a variety of topics including the Republic of the Congo, nuclear disarmament, the economy, and United States-Soviet relations. Question/Answer 24 as documented in the Public Papers was not included in the original material received from CBS, and it is not known if there was a malfunction during the recording or if the section was removed. Press Secretary Pierre Salinger and Associate Press Secretary Andrew Hatcher accompany the President onstage. CBS No. 610306-09. Copyright restrictions apply.