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In our series, “November 1963,” we listen back to America’s 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. On June 10, 1963, Kennedy gave a commencement address at American University — often referred to as his "Peace Speech" — that redirected the trajectory of the Cold War.

President John Kennedy wears academic robe and hood after receiving the honorary degree of doctor of laws from American University at graduation exercises in Washington June 10, 1963. (AP)
President John Kennedy wears academic robe and hood after receiving the honorary degree of doctor of laws from American University at graduation exercises in Washington June 10, 1963. (AP)

This program aired on November 18, 2013.

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