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Pierre Salinger Discusses JFK's Physical Fitness Initiative

To raise awareness of his new Council on Physical Fitness program, President John F. Kennedy challenged his White House staff to a 50-mile hike. After avoiding the hike for some time, the portly press secretary Pierre Salinger explains publicly on February 12, 1963, why he doesn't intend to take up the challenge.

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