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25/01/1961 J. F. Kennedy conducts the first live TV conference

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President John F. Kennedy's First Televised News Conference of January 25, 1961

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President John F. Kennedy's First Televised News Conference of January 25, 1961

President John F. Kennedy was the 1st U.S. president to hold a live televised news conference. Kennedy read a prepared statement regarding the famine in the Congo, the release of two American aviators from Russian custody and impending negotiations for an atomic test ban treaty.
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