Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the President's News Conference of July 23, 1962 (News Conference 39). The President began the press conference by announcing that part of the conference was being broadcast across the Atlantic Ocean by the Telstar communications satellite. He then stated the importance of the satellite to provide fast communication, resulting in peace and security for all people. Following this statement the President answered questions from the press on a variety of topics including a possible peace treaty between the Soviet Union and East Germany (Democratic Republic), nuclear testing by the Soviet Union, tax cut hearings, the domestic economy, foreign affairs, Martin Luther King, Jr. and segregation, strike increases, and the appointment of General Lyman Lemnitzer as Commander in Chief of U.S. Forces in Europe. Also included in this folder is a memorandum from Under Secretary of State George W. Ball clarifying U.S. nuclear policy. The official White House transcript of the press conference and the stenotype transcript of the press conference are also included.