Watch the entire MTP Remembers: JFK - The Presidential Campaign featuring three MTP interviews with then-Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) during his run for the White House.
The interviews took place at different important stages throughout the 1960 campaign: in January the day after he declared his candidacy, in July from the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, and in October – less than a month before the general election against then-Vice President Richard Nixon, whom Kennedy beat by a narrow margin in November. (After the October appearance, Kennedy famously called Meet the Press "the 51st state" during a speech in Maryland. )
Meet the Press moderator Lawrence Spivak with then-Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) on October 16, 1960.
Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) on Meet the Press on October 16, 1960 - just one month before the general election.
Throughout his career, Kennedy appeared on Meet the Press eight times. The video above features the most compelling parts of his three campaign interviews, including topics ranging from Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson and the Cold War, Cuba and the threat from the Soviet Union, to his stance on civil rights and his attempt to become the first Roman Catholic President of the United States.
For more JFK - including three additional web-only clips - read our Meet the Press Flipboard magazine. You can also download the app from NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth with exclusive archive video from the day President Kennedy was assassinated.
First published November 21 2013, 3:41 PM