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
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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