At his inauguration in 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered what is considered to be one of the greatest inaugural addresses.
"The torch has passed to a new generation."
Speechwriter Ted Sorensen spoke with Clinton speechwriter Ted Widmer earlier this week about what went into the creation of that speech, and what elements all great inaugural addresses should possess.
Follow the link to read or listen to John F. Kennedy's inaugural address.
Your support matters.
You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.