Undated (KROC-AM News)- An interview that aired over 80 years ago on News Talk 1340 KROC-AM has resurfaced to help tell one of America’s most infamous stories. 

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In 1940, a patient at the Mayo Clinic stopped by the KROC studios for an interview about a book he had recently published. His name was John F. Kennedy.

The 23-year-old future president discussed his book “Why England Slept.”  The interview lasted for just under seven minutes. 

Clips from the interview were featured in an eight-episode History Channel Documentary called Kennedy. The documentary aired last month as the nation marked the 60th anniversary of the 35th president’s assaination in Dallas, Tx. 

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The Rochester interview is believed to be Kennedy’s earliest known audio recording and is one of more than 70 interviews featured in the documentary. 

(KROC Studio- circa 1940)
(KROC Studio- circa 1940)
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The History Channel’s website says the documentary “chronicles the remarkable life, enduring legacy, and ambitious leadership of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.” 

You can view Kennedy’s KROC interview in its entirety on the KROC-AM YouTube Page. The History Channel documentary is available by clicking here.

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