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John F. Kennedy Accepts The Nomination – 1960 – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Sen. John F. Kennedy accepts the nomination for President – July 1960. As a continuing reminder of the power of great speeches, particularly in the political arena, the JFK acceptance speech goes down in history as one of the memorable moments in our country’s history. Below is a printed excerpt...

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Adlai Stevenson – Address To The 1960 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Adlai Stevenson – 1960 Democratic Convention Address – July 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Adlai Stevenson, saying goodbye but not farewell at the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles. Having already been a candidate for President in the 1952 and 1956 elections, Stevenson was not interested in running...

JFK Hosts An Impromptu News Conference – June 8, 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Kennedy Address to UPI Editors Luncheon – June 8, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what started off as a short address to the Editors and Publishers of UPI, who were holding their annual luncheon in Washington D.C. quickly...

A Few Cold War Words From Nikita Khruschev – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio Special Report – Nikita Khruschev Reports – Jan. 16, 1961 As the Kennedy Years started to unfold, the Cold War took on new aspects. The U-2 incident during the last months of the Eisenhower administration put a damper on...

Visiting Day At The White House – December 6, 1960

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News on the Hour – December 6, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The big news for this December 6th in 1960 was the visit paid to the White House by President-Elect Kennedy. In 1960 the oldest serving President was...

JFK In Florida – November 18, 1963

  Become a Patron! The news for this day in 1963 focused on the speaking tour President Kennedy had¬†embarked on throughout the state of Florida. Although it was billed as “non-political“, most agreed it was a tour designed to shore up lagging support for Democrats in what was sure to...

Bye-Bye Somoza – July 17, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 17, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this July 17th in 1979 began with word that Nicaraguan strong-man Anastasio Somoza resigned and went into exile. Short, sweet and to the point. The...

The Man Who Accompanied Jackie To Paris – May 30, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On this May 30 in 1961, in what began during JFK‘s campaign as a promise to visit Paris and shore up sagging relations withFrench President DeGaulle, quickly became sidetracked when a proposed summit in Vienna with Nikita Khruschev was scheduled...

A JFK Press Conference – March 14, 1962

Click on the link here for Audio Player: JFK Press Conference – March 14, 1962 On this day in 1962, President Kennedy delivered his 27th News conference. He opened by reading a portion of a letter to Secretary of State Dean Rusk regarding the upcoming disarmament conference in Geneva and...