October 1962…Camelot in Crisis

Being a fan of MadMen and also being old enough to have experienced “duck and cover”, these recordings are just a revelation:
http://www.archive.org/details/dictabelt_cassette_a http://www.archive.org/details/dictabelt_cassette_b

There’s the Mississippi University Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Hey, there’s Bobby Kennedy, then the Attorney General. Also, Archibald Cox who was later fired by Richard Nixon (well, Robert Bork actually did the firing). And, Ted Sorenson who is attributed with largely authoring the inaugural “ask not” address. Wait…it’s little Jerry Brown being put on the phone to talk to JFK by his dad, California Governor Pat Brown. Mentions of Hubert, Adlai and Eisenhower.

I couldn’t stop listening until I heard all of them. Check them out.

-Jeff Kaplan