PBS NewsHour

New Collection Listens in on JFK's Secret White House Tapes

Clip: 10/18/2012 | 9m 3s

A new book, "Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy," shares a treasure trove of the president's secretly-recorded phone calls, meetings and private reflections. Gwen Ifill talks to Ted Widmer, historian and librarian of Brown University, who edited and annotated the tape transcripts.

Aired: 10/18/12

Rating: NR

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