• Short Summary

    AT HIS WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT AUDITORIUM IN WASHINGTON, APRIL 11, PRESIDENT KENNEDY OPENED WITH A STRONGLY WORDED CONDEMNATION OF THE UNITED STATES STEEL MANUFACTURERS WHO HAD JUST INCREASED STEEL PRICES: LATER, A REPORTER ASKED: "THERE HAS BEEN A PRICE INCREASE IN CUBA TOO..

  • Description

    1.
    SV/GV KENNEDY ENTERS ROOM
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    2.
    CU MEMBER OF PRESS ASKS QUESTION.S.O.F. STARTS..."OF THE PRISONERS CAPTURED....."
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    3.
    CU KENNEDY REPLIES. S.O.F. STARTS "WELL, I THINK ALL OF US ..." SO.F. ENDS.... "...IS INCREASINGLY ISOLATED IN THE COMPANY OF FREE MEN."
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): KENNEDY: "WELL, I THINK THAT ALL OF US SHOULD HOPE THAT THE DAY WHEN MEN WERE PUT ON THE BLOCK HAD LONG AGO PASSED FROM THIS HEMISPHERE. AND IT HAS IN EVERY COUNTRY UNTIL VERY RECENTLY IN CUBA. AND I THINK MR. CASTRO KNOWS THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CANNOT ENGAGE IN A NEGOTIATION LIKE THAT, AND HE KNOWS VERY WELL THAT THE FAMILIES CANNOT RAISE THESE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, (22-MILLION). IT IS RATHER INTERESTING ---SO WHAT HE HAS DONE REALLY, IN EFFECT, IS SENTENCE THEM TO THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON. ITS RATHER INTERESTING THAT CASTRO HIMSELF WHEN HE ENGAGED IN AN OPERATION UNDER A DICTATOR WHO HE'D BEEN HARSHLY CRITICAL OF, HE WAS LET OUT OF PRISON AFTER AN OPEN TRIAL IN THE FIFTEEN MONTHS. HIS REGARDS FOR HIS OWN COUNTRY - NOT HIS COUNTRY-MEN, WHO FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW MAY HAVE BEEN WRONG, BUT WHO FOUGHT IN THE OPEN AND WHO TOOK THEIR CHANCES AND WHO ARE YOUNG MEN - REGARDS THE APPROPRIATE TREATMENT FOR THEM, AND FOR THOUSANDS OF OTHER CUBANS, THIS LONG PRISON SENTENCE OF THIRTY YEARS, WHICH IN MY OPINION, IS WHY MR. CASTRO IS INCREASINGLY ISOLATED IN THE COMPANY OF FREE MEN."




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    Background: AT HIS WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT AUDITORIUM IN WASHINGTON, APRIL 11, PRESIDENT KENNEDY OPENED WITH A STRONGLY WORDED CONDEMNATION OF THE UNITED STATES STEEL MANUFACTURERS WHO HAD JUST INCREASED STEEL PRICES: LATER, A REPORTER ASKED: "THERE HAS BEEN A PRICE INCREASE IN CUBA TOO.. MR. CASTRO HAS INCREASED THE PRICE PUT ON HUMAN LIFE IN THE TENTATIVE RELEASE OF THE PRISONERS (1,179) CAPTURED IN THE ABORTIVE INVASION ATTEMPT LAST YEAR. WOULD YOU COMMENT ON THIS PLEASE."
    IT WAS REPORTED FROM HAVANA APRIL 11, THAT AN AGREEMENT "OF SOME SORT" HAD BEEN REACHED BETWEEN THE CASTRO REGIME AND THE CUBAN EXILE NEGOTIATORS SEEKING TO OBTAIN THE PRISONERS' RELEASE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6GL9WDPPFOFJODKOTUL3VDRWI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GL9WDPPFOFJODKOTUL3VDRWI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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