John F. Kennedy

President John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy Holds A News Conference – January 24, 1962 – Presidents Being Presidential – Past Daily Reference Room

President John F. Kennedy – News Conference of January 24, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Kennedy – giving the 20th of his 64 news conferences during his time in office. This one, from January 24, 1962. Below is a text excerpt of the complete news conference: THE...

JFK in Paris

June 1, 1961 – Kennedy In Paris – Politics At Home

June 1, 1961 – NBC Radio News Commentaries – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 1, 1961 – Political news – at home and overseas and the commentaries that went along with them. On the political front; former President Eisenhower was busy firing up the GOP over upcoming mid-term elections....

Africa - Independence on the move

G. Mennen Williams Goes To Africa – Meet The Press – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  G. Mennen Williams – Meet The Press – Discussion on Africa – March 28, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When Assistant Secretary Of State for African Affairs G. Mennen Williams returned from a month-long tour of sixteen African nations, he returned with a suitcase full of mixed messages....

Senator John F. Kennedy

October 17, 1960 – Senator John F. Kennedy At Wittenburg University, Springfield Ohio – Past Daily Reference Room

Senator John F. Kennedy – Campaign Address at Wittenburg University, Springfield Ohio – October 17, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Senator John F. Kennedy – 57 years ago today. On the campaign trail for the Presidency, Senator John F. Kenndy speaking before a capacity audience at Wittenburg University...

JFK with the Fair Family - White House 1962

JFK Addresses The Boy Scouts Of America – 1962 – When Presidents Were Presidential

JFK – Remarks for Boy Scout Week – February 8, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Kennedy, saluting the representative Scout family, chosen by The Boy Scouts Of America for Scout Week on February 8, 1962. Yes, Scouting has been an American tradition, going back to 1910 and...

President Kennedy - arrival at Andrews Air Force Base

June 6, 1961 – President Kennedy Arrives Home From Europe

President Kennedy Arrive at Andrews Airforce Base – June 6, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Kennedy, touched down at Andrews Airforce Base, this June 6, 1961, completing his first tour of Europe as President. Essentially a visit with Soviet Premier Khrushchev in Vienna, Kennedy made stops in...

Senator John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Addresses The Veterans Of Foreign Wars – 1960 – Memorial Day

Senator John F. Kennedy – Address at VFW Convention, Cobo Hall, Detroit – Aug. 26, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John F. Kennedy – giving a speech not only fitting for Memorial day but as a reminder of a world leader who would have turned 102 on May...

President Kennedy - Press Conference 28

March 21,1962 – President Kennedy’s 28th Press Conference – Past Daily Reference Room

March 21, 1962 – President Kennedy Press Conference #28 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 21, 1962 – On this day, President Kennedy held his 28th Press conference since taking off in January of 1961. He discusses the Space program, Cuba, the United Nations and the NATO alliance. Here’s...

Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy Enters The Other Family Business – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Ted Kennedy – Meet The Press – March 11, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In March of 1962, the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, had finished a trip overseas and came back to announce his plans to join his other two brothers in...

Leonard Bernstein

Charles Munch With The Boston Symphony In An American Premier By Leonard Bernstein – 1964 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  Leonard Bernstein – Symphony Nr. 3 “Kaddish” – Boston Symphony, conducted by Charles Munch – January 10, 1964 – BSO Broadcast An American premier of a work by one of Americas most notable Cultural figures; Leonard Bernstein. His Symphony Number 3, subtitled Kaddish was dedicated as a memorial to...