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Eisenhower's Farewell to the Nation & JFK's Inauguration

President Eisenhower addresses the nation.

President Eisenhower addresses the nation.

Washington, DC
Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a farewell address to the nation in which he warned against the influence of the “military industrial complex”. The speech took place just days before his successor, John F. Kennedy, was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States. We’ll hear first from President Eisenhower – and then, after his 15 minute speech, we’ll see footage from JFK’s inauguration day.

Updated: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 5:18pm (ET)

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