John F. Kennedy

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JFK Discusses The Space Program – September 12, 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: JFK Remarks on Space Program – Sept. 12, 1962 With a pledge to put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade, President Kennedy took a keen interest in the space program and developments at NASA. On September 12,...

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Killing Aid To Education – 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: The Leading Question – Education Bill -1961 I ran across this Sunday Interview show from September of 1961, part of the CBS Radio series “Leading Question” – it deals with the death of The Federal Aid to Education Bill, introduced during the...

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JFK And The State Of The Economy – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: JFK – The State Of The Economy – Aug. 13, 1962 The Economy, it seems, is always the prevailing topic of political conversation. Where are the jobs, where is the stimulus, where are the tax breaks, where is the future? In 1962...

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Dean Rusk Talks About Vietnam, Moscow And Foreign Policy In 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

In 1962 Vietnam was hardly on the map as far as our Next Big Excursion was concerned. It was still largely a matter between the South Vietnamese and “rebel forces”, and we were assured the South Vietnamese had a handle on it, just as long as we supplied arms and...