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John F. Kennedy was the first U.S. president to make the secret recording of phone calls and meetings a regular tool of his presidency. The three presidents who preceded him - Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S.Truman and Franklin D. Roosevelt - had experimented with audio recorders, but JFK was the first to keep the tape rolling.

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John F. Kennedy was the first U.S. president to make the secret recording of phone calls and meetings a regular tool of his presidency. The three presidents who preceded him - Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S.Truman and Franklin D. Roosevelt - had experimented with audio recorders, but JFK was the first to keep the tape rolling.

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