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John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 on May 29, 2012. A Thousand Days, an archival documentary from the U.S. Information Agency, celebrates his time in office from 1961-1963. The excerpt below covers some of the sweeping themes of times, combining footage of the president at work with audio of his speeches.

Another excerpt from the film, below, focuses on "the Kennedy style" and features footage of some of Kennedy's wittier speeches and cultural events at the White House.

 

The film is available in its entirety via the Internet Archive, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. 

For more films from the Internet Archive, visit http://archive.org/.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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