Today In History- January 25

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1st live television news conference for President Kennedy

  • Washington D.C., USA

In a political first, on Jan. 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy held the first live television news conference in Washington, D.C.  The presidential debates that influenced his election victory in 1960 showed the importance of public appearance to the American people, and allowed a more personal interaction with the President.