President Kennedy Audio Tapes on the Bay of Pigs

On April 17, 1961, a U.S.-backed attempt to overthrow Cuban Premier Fidel Castro failed, in what became known as the Bay of Pigs… read more

On April 17, 1961, a U.S.-backed attempt to overthrow Cuban Premier Fidel Castro failed, in what became known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. Audio recordings of President John F. Kennedy in the aftermath of the event were played, including portions of the president’s speeches shortly after the event and also 1963 calls with Attorney General Robert Kennedy and others as the fallout from the invasion continued. Historian David Coleman, head of the Kennedy Recordings Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, provided information and historical context. close

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President Kennedy Audio Tapes on the Bay of Pigs

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Program ID:
86074-1
Category:
Radio
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Compiled Program
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 18, 2014
Last Aired:
Apr 19, 2014

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  • Apr 18, 2014 | 6:07pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Apr 19, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO