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  • 55th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis
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    55th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

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    In October 1962, the United States and Soviet Union stood on the brink of war over Soviet missiles in Cuba.  President John Kennedy’s calls, news conferences and addresses to the nation…

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  • The JFK Tapes Congressional Issues
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    The JFK Tapes: Congressional Issues

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    President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 conversations about dealing with Congress. Topics include the TFX or Tactical Fighter Experimental Plane; wheat legislation; the debt limit; and a foreign aid…

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  • The JFK Tapes
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    The JFK Tapes

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    John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917--and C-SPAN Radio notes the 100th anniversary of his birth with calls about one of the most significant domestic events of his presidency: The 1962 admission…

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  • President Kennedy 1961 Inauguration
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    President Kennedy 1961 Inauguration

    Highlights were shown of the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy courtesy of the Senate Recording Studio. The event took place on the steps of the U.S. Capitol before a large crowd. Two of President Kennedy’s…

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  • emThe John Glenn Storyem
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    The John Glenn Story

    On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. In a flight lasting just under five hours, he orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named…

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  • emTrip of the Presidentem
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    Trip of the President

    Trip of the President: September 24-28, 1963 is an Interior Department film produced by the Naval Photographic Center documenting President John F. Kennedy’s eleven state tour to highlight…

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  • emThe US Senator John F Kennedy Storyem
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    The U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy Story

    This 1958 campaign film details the accomplishments of Senator John F. Kennedy’s (D-MA) first term. Senator Kennedy won re-election to a second term with approximately 73 percent of the…

    206 views
  • 1960 Presidential Candidates Fourth Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate focused on…

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  • 1960 Presidential Candidates Third Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate, Kennedy and Nixon

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. Vice President Nixon…

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  • 1960 Presidential Candidates Second Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Washington, D.C., for the second of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate was…

    2,491 views
  • The JFK Tapes Desegregation
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    The JFK Tapes: Desegregation

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    On October 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to become a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. President John F. Kennedy’s phone calls about the…

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  • 1960 Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Chicago for the first of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. This was the first…

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  • John F Kennedy Accepts the 1960 Democratic Presidential Nomination
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    Senator John F. Kennedy 1960 Acceptance Speech

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) accepts his party’s presidential nomination at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, California. This speech has since become known as the…

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  • 1960 Presidential Primary Debate
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    1960 Presidential Primary Debate

    Senators John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) participated in the 1960 West Virginia Democratic primary debate. This was only the second televised presidential primary debate…

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    The Last Two Days

    The film The Last Two Days documented President Kennedy’s final hours as he traveled to Texas and visited San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. The film was produced by the Naval Photographic…

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  • 1963 Universal Newsreel on Mona Lisa in Washington DC
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    1963 Universal Newsreel on Mona Lisa in Washington, D.C.

    President John F. Kennedy made brief remarks at the opening ceremony for a three-week loan of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” to the National Gallery of Art in 1963.

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  • President Kennedy Audio Tapes on the Bay of Pigs
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    President Kennedy Audio Tapes on the Bay of Pigs

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    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…

    964 views
  • Kennedy Grave WreathLaying Ceremony
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    President Obama at Kennedy Grave Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    President Obama visited John F. Kennedy’s grave for a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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  • President Kennedys Final Address to the United Nations General Assembly
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    President Kennedy's Final Address to the United Nations General Assembly

    President Kennedy spoke before the United Nations General Assembly, for what would be his last address to that body, on September 20th, 1963. The president noted that the delegates were meeting…

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  • Space Effort
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    Space Effort

    President Kennedy talked about the U.S. space program, arguing that America should be the leader in space exploration and the first to land a man on the moon. He said his goal to send a man…

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