Friday, January 25, 2013

How did we ever manage before this?

President John F. Kennedy at the press conference
  Today is the 52nd anniversary of the televised Presidential Press Conference.  Commonplace now but history making in January 1961 - the first time.
  It's hard to imagine now how important that may have been.  With twenty-four hour non-stop news in several formats is the rule, but it wasn't always this way.
  But that press conference while not as important, as say the telegraph, it was ground-breaking; it made the President more human and approachable.  Imagine that.
How it looked at home, in black and white.

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