Here is just one of the questions & JFK's response:
"Mr. President: Do (you) plan to take any steps to solve the problem in Fayette County, Tennessee, where tenant farmers have been evicted from their homes because they voted last November, & must now live in tents?"
JFK: "The Congress...enacted legislation which placed... responsibility on the Executive Branch to protect the right of voting. I supported that legislation. I am...interested in making sure that every American is given the right to cast his vote without prejudice to his rights as a citizen, & (we) will (provide) that protection, with all vigor."*
JFK would hold a total 64 conferences during his Presidency. 9 out of 10 Americans watched at least one of his 1st three press conferences. The average number of viewers for all his televised conferences was 18 million.
*Courtesy JFK Library, Boston
January 25, 1964
THE BEATLES ARE A HIT
Today "I Want to Hold Your Hand", recorded by the British rock music group "The Beatles", makes it to the top of the charts.
January 25, 1924
By the time the Winter Olympics are over, the US & Great Britain will win 4 medals each. Canada will win a GOLD medal by defeating the US in the finals of hockey by a score of 6-1.
Finland & Norway were dominant in the games as they would go on to win 28 of the 43 medals awarded.
Today Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated transcontinental telephone service in the United States.