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    Don't worry, Jim; if that question comes up I'll just confuse them.

     — President Dwight D. Eisenhower's response to presidential press secretary James C. Hagerty regarding the use of atomic weapons against China during the Formosa Strait crisis in 1955

     An Associated Press article with a Washington dateline from Jan. 18, 1955, announced that the White House had authorized television and newsreel cameramen to "make sound movies of Presidential news conferences for possible public showings."

    This is what I grew up on, and thought was the standard:

    If you don't have enough time for the whole thing, start around the 8 minute mark.

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