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Saturday, September 29, 2012

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy-CBS News: Walter Cronkite's Interview of President Kennedy, September 2nd, 1963

Source: CBS News- President John F. Kennedy-
Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Press

In September, 1963, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite sat down with President Jack Kennedy and interviewed him up in Massachusetts. To talk about the issues he was dealing with. Jack Kennedy, knew the power of TV about as well, or better than anyone in the 1960s and even 1950s. So he probably wanted to do this type of interview and to layout for the country what he was working on and wanted to accomplish. This interview happened fourteen months before the 1964 presidential election. And just a little over two months before he was assassinated and in late 1963.

President Kennedy, had an economy that was weakening and was trying to get a jobs plan through Congress. That included a large tax cut that cut taxes across the board. Including bringing the top rate down from 90 to 70% and the bottom rate from 25 to 20%. And this economic plan contributed to creating the economic boom of the 1960s. President Kennedy was also dealing with civil rights and making sure that Federal Court orders were being carried out. And that African-American students were able to go to once segregated schools and so-forth.

And this is the time that President Kennedy came out strongly in favor of civil rights and introduced a civil rights bill to Congress. And of course President Kennedy was also dealing with the United States early involvement in the Vietnam Civil War as well. President Kennedy, had a lot on his plate to deal with in 1963 and it would’ve been nice to see him at least try accomplish all the things that he wanted to do to deal with these issues. A lot of what President Lyndon Johnson got passed in Congress was finishing off the agenda that President Kennedy put forward and sent to Congress. But was unable to get through the House and Senate.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy-CBS News: Walter Cronkite's Interview of President John F. Kennedy

ABC News: Good Morning America: Mitt Romney vs. President Obama: Preparation, Strategy and Countdown to the 2012 Election

The first Presidential Debate should be looked at like a Championship Fight for President Obama and Mitt Romney. Where the President is the current Champion and a tie goes to the Champion, so what Mitt has to do is win the first Debate and to look like he's one. If the debate is a tie or President Obama comes out as the clear winner, this election will remain a 5-7 lead for President Obama. With the President leading in most if not all of the battleground States or his lead will get even bigger and might close the sale for this election and open up a lead that Mitt can't come back from.

AP: Today in History for September 29th: The Munich Pact

How clueless Europe was about Adolph Hitler and the German Nazis

The Hill: Democrats lay Out Second-Term Wish List For President Obama

Democrats lay out second-term wish list for President Obama - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill |

Jobs, Immigration and Deficit Reduction, would be my top three, which are all doable in one Congress