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Newstalgia Reference Room - A JFK Press Conference - Jan. 15, 1962

Newstalgia Reference Room with a JFK Press Conference from January 15, 1962 - covers topics ranging from Education, Berlin, Food For Peace Program, Civil Rights, Vietnam, Laos, and Medicare.

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<strong>A serious drop in interest in the Sciences was a concern for The New Frontier.</strong>

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This week fifty years ago, President Kennedy assessed his first year in office, expressed concern over the drop in graduates in the Sciences in colleges around the country and disappointment that the Test Ban Treaty was a failure.

Other topics covered in this first Press Conference of 1962 were Berlin, the Indonesia/Dutch dispute, the issue of Trade, the Food For Peace Program, Civil Rights, The Common Market and proposed Medicare Legislation. A question was raised as to whether there were troops engaged in combat in Vietnam, and the answer was no.

A fascinating glimpse into the Kennedy Years from January 15, 1962.

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