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1951: John F. Kennedy on Corruption in the Executive Office (03:28)

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On December 2, 1951, 34-year-old Congressman John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press." He responds to questions about corruption and communism in the executive office (President Truman).

1951: John F. Kennedy on Presidential Candidates (03:45)

On December 2, 1951, 34-year-old Congressman John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press." He responds to questions as to whom the most viable candidates, Republican and Democratic, for the coming presidential election.

1951: John F. Kennedy on the State of the Democratic Party (02:51)

On December 2, 1951, 34-year-old Congressman John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press." He discusses Eisenhower's role in Western Europe as well as the health of the Democratic Party.

1951: John F. Kennedy on His Political Ambitions (04:19)

On December 2, 1951, 34-year-old Congressman John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press." He discusses his desire to run for the US Senate and Truman's likelihood to be an automatic choice for the Democratic Party.

1951: John F. Kennedy on the Middle and Far East (02:00)

On December 2, 1951, 34-year-old Congressman John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press." He frankly explains why America is not generally liked in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

1951: John F. Kennedy on US Foreign Service (02:50)

On December 2, 1951, 34-year-old Congressman John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press." He is critical of the Foreign Service, and is generally concerned that the US is not rightly represented by many of its members overseas.

1951: John F. Kennedy on Korean War (02:57)

On December 2, 1951, 34-year-old Congressman John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press." Kennedy analyzes the Korean situation, comments on MacArthur's recommendations, and criticizes US involvement in Manchuria.

1951: John F. Kennedy on American Propaganda and Foreign Aid (01:32)

On December 2, 1951, 34-year-old Congressman John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press." Kennedy's shares his views on the weakness of American propaganda, citing lack of funds and lack of funds and lack of ability to reach common people in their own languages.

1951: John F. Kennedy on Indochina and Iran (01:08)

On December 2, 1951, 34-year-old Congressman John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press." Kennedy discusses strategies for success in Indochina and touches on issues of dealing with Iran.

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John F. Kennedy: December 2, 1951

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December 2, 1951, marked the first of eight appearances on Meet the Press for John F. Kennedy. In this edition, Kennedy addresses government corruption, the likelihood of General Eisenhower running for President, and his own aspiration to a seat in the Senate with measured answers. But he pulls no punches in his explanation of why America is not generally liked in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, gives a thorough response to the question of whether the U.S. should have fought for unconditional surrender in Korea, and makes prescient observations on the likelihood of defeat of any field army that opposes the Communist guerillas in French Indochina. Introduced by Tim Russert.

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL39070

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9149-6

Copyright date: ©2007

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