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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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    Bay of Pigs anniversary

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    President John F. Kennedy’s phone calls, press conference and speeches after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. David Coleman talked about the events surrounding the invasion.

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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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    The White House, the First Year

    This U.S. Information Agency film produced by Movietone News documented key events in President John F. Kennedy’s administration from the 1961 inauguration to the 1962 State of the Union…

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    Religion and Politics

    Senator John F. Kennedy addressed a special meeting of the Greater Houston Ministerial Association at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas. He spoke about the separation of church and state,…

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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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    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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    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. Debate topics…

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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…

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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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    Senator John F. Kennedy 1960 Acceptance Speech

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) accepted 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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    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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    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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    American University Commencement Address

    President John F. Kennedy made the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963. This speech marked the start of detente with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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