The Secret Tapes of JFK 

72 years ago, when John F. Kennedy was just 23, he was visiting Minnesota with his parents and was invited on to a local radio show.

You’ll hear what he said about his aspirations – in his own voice – on this CNN Profile.

50 years ago this month, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy in the Oval Office, calmly questioned his generals and other advisors about his military and diplomatic options. The generals pushed for military action. With the very real possibility of a full scale nuclear war, you’ll hear how Kennedy handled himself. And you’ll hear the generals’ infuriated reaction when Kennedy left the room and the tape was still rolling.