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


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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