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JFK thinking aloud on dictabelt tape recordings


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Published on Mar 22, 2013 by Justin Lozoff

... in politics. In his own words, the soon to be President-elect records verbal notes, presumably for a future book. The dictabelt tape recordings were never intended for public consumption, it's just JFK thinking aloud to himself.
3 minutes were shaved off of mispronunciations, errors in speaking, "ah's", long pauses, etc. The only downside to that is that you can't hear the wheels in his head turning as much, which is interesting.
*For HD click on 480p & expand screen, for an intimate experience.

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Published on Mar 22, 2013 by Justin Lozoff

... in politics. In his own words, the soon to be President-elect records verbal notes, presumably for a future book. The dictabelt tape recordings were never intended for public consumption, it's just JFK thinking aloud to himself.

3 minutes were shaved off of mispronunciations, errors in speaking, "ah's", long pauses, etc. The only downside to that is that you can't hear the wheels in his head turning as much, which is interesting.

*For HD click on 480p & expand screen, for an intimate experience.

Douglas Caddy,

This is a real treasure !

Was this found at the JFK Library?

Thank you so much for posting this here on the London Forum.

Here's what I just wrote in the Comments section for this item, at YouTube:

This is wonderful find. A great piece of primary source material. Unfiltered by any speech writer. Just Kennedy himself, making a rather introspective record that he probably intended to use someday when writing his own memoir. If you're interested in what made Kennedy tick, this is loaded with wonderful data. Kennedy had a historian's insight (about himself) but obviously wanted to make his mark on history. He clearly wanted to be a force for change, to personally do what he could to shape the future. Where was this found? And by whom? Congratulations to those found it and made it available here on YouTube. DSL 8/5/14

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That was very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Douglas.

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