New JFK Tapes Released by Kennedy Library (free download)
President Kennedy recorded more than 260 hours of his life in the White House, unbeknownst to even his top aides. Now the Kennedy library has released (free download) the final 45 hours of the archives, providing a rare window into Kennedy’s life in the three months before his assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. The Daily Beast rounds up the most interesting excerpts.
1. Fretting Over Income Inequality
In a conversation with aides that could come straight out of a modern White House, Kennedy worries about income inequality and the difficulty of appealing to young voters. “What is it we have to sell them?” Kennedy asks an aide in November 1963. “We hope we have to sell them prosperity, but for the average guy the prosperity is nil. He’s not unprosperous but he’s not very prosperous; he’s not going to make out well off. And the people who really are well off hate our guts.”
- 45 Hours Of JFK Audio Tapes To Be Released Today (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- JFK Library To Release Last Of Secret Tapes (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- Kennedy Library Releases Private Tapes Of JFK’s Final Days (boston.cbslocal.com)
Posted on January 24, 2012, in Fame Depot, Government Trough and tagged daily beast, dallas, free download, John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy assassination, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, kennedy, President, White house. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.