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JFK's Inaugural Address #777623

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 20, 2005
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(Washington: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jeff Greenfield) President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address recalled; excerpts shown on other inaugurals, including FDR's "fear itself" speech. [In 1961, KENNEDY - speaks about the celebration of freedom, the passing of the torch to a new generation of Americans; says we shall pay any price, bear any assure the success of liberty; states "ask not what your country can do for you..."] ["Ask Not" author Thurston CLARKE†- recalls the images of JFK & the reaction to the speech.] [JFK speechwriter Ted SORENSEN - recounts his talks with Kennedy about the speech, the focus of the speech & not writing in applause lines.] [NBC newsman Sander VANOCUR†- recalls the weather.] [Former Kennedy aide Richard GOODWIN†- recounts JFK telling him about getting a black face in the Coast Guard band.] The times of JFK's speech as compared to now & the high level of rhetoric in this "heroic" speech discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Greenfield, Jeff

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