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WJLA, January 24, 2012

JFK secret tapes: Library releases 45 hours of private meetings, phone calls

President John F. Kennedy's library is releasing 45 hours of privately recorded meetings and phone calls, providing a window into the final months of his life. The tapes include discussions of conflict in Vietnam, Soviet relations and the race to space, plans for the 1964 Democratic Convention and re-election strategy. There also are moments with his children.

In the scheduling discussion three days before his killing, JFK also eerily comments on what would become the day of his funeral. "Monday?" he asks. "Well that's a tough day." "It's a hell of a day, Mr. President," a staffer replies.