JFK's Press Conference Humor (Video)

| Mon Feb. 9, 2009 6:06 PM EST

In honor of Barack Obama's first primetime press conference as president, scheduled for 8 pm tonight, have a look at this collection of John F. Kennedy's press conference quips and one-liners. As Walter Shapiro points out in TNR today, JFK used humor masterfully to disarm the press. Obama's first attempt at emulating him fell flat; we'll see tonight if he can improve.