On JFK's 95th, a Look Beyond 'Happy Birthday Mr. President'

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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.

 

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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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