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    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    President Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He emphasized that Cuban “patriots” had taken up arms…

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    Cuba - Bay of Pigs

    Originally broadcast as an NBC “White Paper,” this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom version of the report tells the story of the failed April 17-19, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The documentary…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

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    The anniversary of the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, with JFK’s calls, news conferences and address to the nation. Barbara Perry discussed President Kennedy’s reaction to the crisis.…

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    Bay of Pigs Anniversary

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    The anniversary of the April 17 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, with President John Kennedy’s phone calls, news conference and speeches to newspaper editors and publishers. David Coleman…

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    President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Oval Office Address

    Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962 President Kennedy addressed the nation on the build-up of Soviet nuclear…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Newsreel

    A newsreel from October 1962 on the Cuban Missile Crisis was shown. On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced the United States had discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba.…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    President John F. Kennedy announced a naval blockade of Cuban waters because of a buildup of Russian missiles there.

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    40th Anniversary Cuban Missile Crisis

    In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, archival materials, including audiotapes from White House meetings and television footage from the time, were shown. An audiotape was…

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