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John F. Kennedy (JFK) Speeches, Inauguration and more Film Library

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JFK is one of the most studied figures in American political history all the way from his early career in politics through his tumultuous presidency up to his untimely assisination. This collection offers several films highlighting various milestones in his short career as well as his famous debate against Richard Nixon when running for president in 1960.

Here are all the films that make up this historical collection:

JFK addresses Congress about Medicare

President John F. Kennedy addressing Congress on the need to create the Medicare program.

Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 0:44

JFK 1960 Campaign Medicare (1960)

President Kennedy defending the idea of Medicare during the 1960 Presidential campaign.

Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 0:45

John F. Kennedy on Telstar. Europe /sees News Conference, 1962/07/23 (1962)

Ground station dish for Telstar at Cornwall, interior, JFK press conference, JFK speaks about the satellite; animations of satellite transmitting

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 1:17

Peace Corps. Kennedy Outlines Global Program, 1961/03/13 (1961)

American exchange students already overseas helping with construction projects; JFK speaks about the Peace Corps

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 2:47

Strategy Talks. Kennedy Confers With His Congress leaders, 1960/12/22 (1960)

LBJ and Sam Rayburn and Mike Mansfield at Palm Beach confer with JFK (partial newsreel)

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 0:41

Space Tour. Kennedy Inspects Missile Center, 1963/11/18 (1963)


Cape Canaveral - JFK sees Saturn rocket, then helicopter to see Polaris fired from sub USS Andrew Jackson

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 2:53

President Tours. Kennedy Inspects Nuclear Bases, 1962/12/10 (1962)

JFK arrives at Omaha underground command post; helicopter to Los Alamos

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 2:16

Income Tax Cut. Kennedy Hopes To Spur Economy, 1962/08/13 (1962)

JFK speaks on his income tax cut that he wants to present to Congress in January next year

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 2:02

Laos Crisis. Kennedy-Gromyko Voice Peace Hopes, 1961/03/27 (1961)

Laos crisis brings Macmillan to meet JFK; Gromyko arrives at White House, pose with JFK, Gromyko speaks to the press in Russian, translated into English, speaks about Laos and policy of neutrality; Gromyko responds in English to reporters questions.

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 3:20

As World Watched. Spaceman Hailed After U.S. Triumph, 1961/05/08 (1961)

Alan Shepard flight on Mercury, given medal by JFK at White House, Jackie had to remind him to pin the medal on, parade up Pennsylvania Ave, Shepard as "space pioneer".

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 1:50

Reds Free Professor. Home After 16 Days In Soviet Prison, 1963/11/18 (1963)

JFK press conference, speaks about the unjustified arrest of the professor in Moscow; Prof Barkhorn? arrives on plane, returns to Yale campus in New Haven CT

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 1:28

Cosmos Pioneer. Soviets Orbit Man In Space, 1961/04/13 (1961)

JFK speaks (but no pictures of Gagarin)

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 0:31

The Red Threat. President Orders Cuban Blockade, 1962/10/22 (1962)

JFK speaks on Cuban Missile Crisis - "Soviet military buildup on the island of Cuba" - "a strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment has been initiated" - "clandestine, reckless" - JFK had meeting with Gromyko

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 3:08

Kennedy Elected, 1960/11/10 (1960)

67 million go to polls on election day, Ike votes, JFK and Jackie vote, Nixon and Pat vote in Whittier, Nixon speaks from his election HQ and concedes defeat; Kennedy wins; JFk speaks, to all Americans I say the next 4 years will be difficult, and the supreme national efort will be needed

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 5:49

Inauguration. Kennedy Sworn In, New Era Begins, JFK Inaugural address 1961/01/23 (1961)

(1) JFK in Oval Office, goes to inauguration, sits with Ike in stand, LBJ sworn in as VP by Sam Rayburn, JFK sworn in by Chief Justice Warren, JFK speaks "let the Word go forth ... torch been passed .. proud of our ancient heritage ... committted today at home and around the world ... to our sister republics south of the border in a new alliance of progress join with them to oppose subversion anywhere in the Americas" - lunch in the Capital - procession to the White House riding in car, watch parade ended by replica of PT boat on float; night inaugural balls with Jackie

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 6:00

Kennedy Tour. Calls For U.S. lead In Space, 1962/09/13 (1962)

(1) JFK begins space bases tour at Huntsville, meets von Braun, sees Mercury capsule, then to Cape Canaveral, then to Houston and stadium at Rice Univ for speech, then to Manned Spacecraft Center, sees Gemini capsule, then to McDonald plant in St. Louis where capsules built, sees gemini capsule (2) Fashion Parade - leather fashions

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 3:44

1960 Kennedy-Nixon Debate (1960)


The presidential debate between John F Kennedy and Richard M Nixon.

Audio/Visual: sound, Black & White
Run time: 31:05

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