Wednesday, May 22, 1963
May 22, 1963
JFK gave the 56th news conference of his presidency in the auditorium of the State Department at 4 PM. It was attended by 314 reporters and lasted about 30 minutes. Kennedy gave no opening comment and called on a Mr. Smith for the first question.
he “called on a Mr. Smith for the first question” . That would undoubtedly be Merriman Smith, at that time the dean of White House reporters, and I believe the representative of the A.P.