John F. Kennedy

Cuban Missile Crisis 0

October 22, 1962 – October Mayhem. The Cuban Missile Crisis.

News for this day in 1962 was decidedly ominous, and if you had grown up on a diet of Cold War paranoia, it was the worst case scenario come to life. Ever since the revolution in Cuba in 1959, and the overthrow of the Battista government for the one set...

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

Ike and JFK - December 6, 1960

December 6, 1960 – JFK Comes Calling – The President Meets The President-Elect – Denials From The Congo – Jobless Figure Highest In 20 Years.

Become a Patron! December 6, 1960 – Busy day in Washington as President-Elect Kennedy came to the White House for a visit with outgoing President Eisenhower. Cordialities and non-stop photo ops as JFK readied to take the reins of the Presidency. Senator Kennedy had a 9:00 am appointment and was...

October 23, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: War Footing

Become a Patron! As the Cuban Missile Crisis reached the second day, ominous signs were apparent everywhere. Orders were issued, a blockade was to be enforced, protests were lodged, reserves were called up. The threat of war inched closer. And everyone sat and listened and waited and felt generally helpless...

JFK - With Wally Schirra - NASA 1962

September 12, 1962 – JFK And Going To The Moon – Rice University

Become a Patron! September 12, 1962 – A busy day for the Space program as President Kennedy toured a number of missile and spacecraft installations involved in getting a man on the Moon by the end of the decade and concluding with a memorable address at Rice University. First meeting...

Senator John F. Kennedy - Address in Fayetteville Indiana 1960

Sen. John F. Kennedy – Campaign 1960 – The Crucial Importance Of The Presidency – Past Daily Reference Room: Days Of Civility

Sen. John F. Kennedy – Campaign Address at Lafayette, Indiana – April 7, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sen. John F. Kennedy addressing a Campaign rally at Lafayette, Indiana on April 7, 1960. Election 1960; fifty-nine years ago – another time, another century. The issues remain the same...

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...