Newstalgia Reference Room - JFK Has A Word With The Press - 1961


One often wonders if the contentious relationship between the White House and the Press has always been that way. To a certain degree, yes - and, for the most part, that's a good thing.

But it hasn't always been so vicious. And maybe that's the level of professionalism that's been sorely missing of late.

Here is an address given by President Kennedy on the occasion of a meeting of Editors and Bureau Chiefs for United Press International on June 8, 1961.

It's a short address and it's followed by an impromptu Q&A and it was carried by NBC Radio.

Just a reminder that some things do change over time - and often for no good reason.


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