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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.

    JFK Debates Govenor's Decision to Ban James Meredith from U-Miss

    JFK Debates Govenor's Decision to Ban James Meredith from U-Miss

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    • 4 min
    JFK Persuades Barnett to Maintain Law and Order in Mississippi

    JFK Persuades Barnett to Maintain Law and Order in Mississippi

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    • 3 min
    JFK Demands Barnett Take Charge of Riot

    JFK Demands Barnett Take Charge of Riot

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    • 1 min
    JFK Addresses Nation Prematurely on Success in Mississippi

    JFK Addresses Nation Prematurely on Success in Mississippi

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    • 8 min
    Transcript: JFK Addresses Nation Prematurely on Success in Mississippi

    Transcript: JFK Addresses Nation Prematurely on Success in Mississippi

    Transcript: JFK Talks with Mississippi Govenor Ross Barnett

    Transcript: JFK Talks with Mississippi Govenor Ross Barnett

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