John F. Kennedy


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Interviewees discuss the presidency of John F. Kennedy (1961-1963).

Highlights
Bill Moyers on meeting JFK
Sam Donaldson on President Kennedy's appeal to his generation
Robert MacNeil on covering the Cuban Missile Crisis
Betty Cole Dukert on John F. Kennedy's appearances on Meet the Press
Steve Allen on John F. Kennedy's favorite joke
Leonard Goldenson on his close relationships with several American Presidents - John F. Kennedy
William Klages on working on JFK's inauguration, which Frank Sinatra produced
Who talked about this topic

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on John F. Kennedy's favorite joke

William Bell

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William Bell on Walter Cronkite interrupting As the World Turns to announce President Kennedy had been killed

Donald Bellisario

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Donald Bellisario on encountering Lee Harvey Oswald in the Marine Corps

David Brinkley

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David Brinkley on covering President John F. Kennedy
David Brinkley on covering John F. Kennedy's assassination

Glen Charles

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Glen Charles on JFK's assassination

Joan Ganz Cooney

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Joan Ganz Cooney on a program she produced on Cuba shortly before the Cuban Missile Crisis

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on upsetting John and Bobby Kennedy during an interview when he brought up the Catholic issue during the Presidential campaingn

Sam Donaldson

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Sam Donaldson on President Kennedy's appeal to his generation

Bob Doyle

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Bob Doyle on directing the pool coverage of the 1960 conventions, and on working with Richard M. Nixon

Betty Cole Dukert

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Betty Cole Dukert on Meet the Press in Los Angeles for the 1960 Democratic Primary
Betty Cole Dukert on John F. Kennedy's appearances on Meet the Press

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on the 1960 Democratic primary with John F. Kennedy
Reuven Frank on election night coverage in 1960, John F. Kennedy against Richard Nixon
Reuven Frank on the 1960 elections, John F. Kennedy against Richard Nixon

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on his close relationships with several American Presidents - John F. Kennedy
Leonard Goldenson on the network aftermath of JFK's assassination

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on producing the second of The Great Debates
Julian Goodman on observing the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in Chicago and prepping to produce the second debate
Julian Goodman on the second Kennedy-Nixon debate in Washington, D.C.
Julian Goodman on covering Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Julian Goodman on NBC's coverage of JFK's assassination
Julian Goodman on the significance of the Great Debates

Hal Gurnee

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Hal Gurnee on Jack Paar having John and Bobby Kennedy, and Richard Nixon on as guests on Tonight Starring Jack Paar at various times

Lucy Jarvis

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Lucy Jarvis on producing a landmark series about the United States and the Soviet Union in the early 1960s for The Nation's Future  featuring John Glenn and Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov
Lucy Jarvis on producing the documentary The Kremlin  for NBC News
Lucy Jarvis on filming The Kremlin  during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

William Klages

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William Klages on working on JFK's inauguration, which Frank Sinatra produced

Ted Koppel

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Ted Koppel on reporting on JFK's assassination for ABC radio

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on on having John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon on Person to Person

Jim Lehrer

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Jim Lehrer on covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy
Jim Lehrer on the JFK Memorial in Dallas

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager for NBC's coverage of the 1960 Presidential Elections 
Stewart MacGregory on going to work for The Kraft Music Hall  with Perry Como and traveling to Dallas to film the day after John F. Kennedy was shot

Robert MacNeil

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Robert MacNeil on covering the Cuban Missile Crisis
Robert MacNeil on covering the Cuban Missile Crisis
Robert MacNeil on covering the Cold War in East Berlin
Robert MacNeil on covering the Kennedy White House and Barry Goldwater's 1964 campaign 
Robert MacNeil on covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas for NBC News
Robert MacNeil on covering the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas for NBC News
Robert MacNeil on how Kennedy and Johnson dealt with the press
Robert MacNeil on interviewing Rose Kennedy

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on the presidency of John F. Kennedy and how he handled television as opposed to Richard M. Nixon

Newton N. Minow

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Newton Minow on being appointed Chairman of the FCC by John F. Kennedy
Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow on President John F. Kennedy's opinion of ranking the best presidents
Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow on President John F. Kennedy's 1961 speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, where he focused on the openness of the United States' space program to the media

Bill Monroe

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Bill Monroe on NBC News' coverage of the Civil Rights Movement, and on covering Martin Luther King, Jr. and his relationship with John F. Kennedy, and on covering the assassinations of the era
Bill Monroe on covering John F. Kennedy for NBC News, and on how Kennedy handled television
Bill Monroe on covering the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis for NBC News
Bill Monroe on NBC News' coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination and funeral

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on the Kennedy/Nixon debates of 1960

Bill Moyers

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Bill Moyers on his part in the Kennedy/Johnson campaign and Kennedy asking him to come to Washington
Bill Moyers on being Assistant Director, then Deputy Director of the Peace Corps and reporting to Sgt. Shriver
Bill Moyers on JFK's assassination

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on directing the Kate Smith Hour, and on John F. Kennedy appearing on the show
Alan Neuman on John F. Kennedy appearing on Person to Person

Arthur Penn

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Arthur Penn on being an advisor to the John F. Kennedy campaign

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on covering JFK's assassination for radio

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on his relationship with John F. Kennedy
Ward Quaal on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and how it was covered by WGN

Max Schindler

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Max Schindler on meeting John F. Kennedy in West Virginia during the 1960 Democratic Primary
Max Schindler on covering the Cuban Missile Crisis for WRC and NBC
Max Schindler on directing the coverage of the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination for NBC News
Max Schindler on directing the coverage of the Kennedy assassination for NBC News
Max Schindler on television's responsibility to the viewer and the biggest story he's covered

Daniel Schorr

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Daniel Schorr on covering the construction of the Berlin Wall for CBS News, and John F. Kennedy's visit to Germany

Chet Simmons

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Chet Simmons on the John F. Kennedy assassination and funeral, and on television's coverage of the event

Gary Smith

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Gary Smith on dealing with the assassination of John F. Kennedy while producing The Judy Garland Show
Gary Smith on Judy Garland's personal struggles during the run of The Judy Garland Show and on Garland's friendship with then-President John F. Kennedy

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on his associations with John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, and on the Kennedy-Nixon debate

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy

Perry Wolff

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Perry Wolff on producing > A Tour of the White House  for CBS News featuring Jacqueline Kennedy, First Lady to President John F. Kennedy>

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