John F. Kennedy: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 27, 1962

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.1
  • Gunning Fog
    10.4
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    11.2
  • ARI
    7.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    2,294
  • Sentences
    31
  • Words
    534
  • Syllables
    760
  • Words Per Sentence
    534
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    320.04
  • Words Per Minute
    100.11

    Topics

  • News/Politics
John F. Kennedy
00:00:00
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00:00:43
  Mr. President, Prime Minister, Mr. Vice President, Mr. Chief Justice, ladies and gentlemen: I have a few opening announcements. First, the sudden and arbitrary action of the officers of this organization in increasing the price of dinner tickets by $2.50 over last year constitutes a wholly unjustifiable defiance of the public interest.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77
  • Seconds
    43.28
  • Words Per Minute
    72.09

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • 2.5
    [Money]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Chief Justice
    [Person]
  • President
    [Person]
John F. Kennedy
00:00:43
-
00:01:54
  If this increase is not rescinded but is imitated by the grid-iron, radio, TV, and other dinners, it will have a serious impact on the entire economy of this city! In this serious hour in our Nation's history, when newsmen are awakened in the middle of the night to be given a front page story, when expense accounts are being scrutinized by the Congress, when correspondents are required to leave their families for long and lonely weekends at Palm Beach, the American people will find it hard to accept this ruthless decision made by a tiny handful of executives whose only interest is the pursuit of pleasure! I am hopeful that the Women's Press Club will not join this price rise and will thereby force a recession.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    579
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    128
  • Syllables
    197
  • Words Per Sentence
    128
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    70.88
  • Words Per Minute
    108.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • Palm Beach
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Women's Press Club
    [Organization]
  • the middle of the night
    [Time]
  • this serious hour
    [Time]
John F. Kennedy
00:01:54
-
00:02:20
  I want to congratulate the new officers of the White House Press Correspondents, the old one, Bill Knighton, and Bob Roth. But I must say that I am intrigued by the selection of the photographers. Last year when I came here, the president was frank Cancellare. And this year it was Arthur Lodovichetti. Next year is Del Vecchio.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.0
  • Gunning Fog
    8.1
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    10.9
  • ARI
    5.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    262
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    26.56
  • Words Per Minute
    131.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.31
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Last year
    [Date]
  • Next year
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • the White House Press Correspondents
    [Organization]
  • Arthur Lodovichetti
    [Person]
  • Bill Knighton
    [Person]
  • Bob Roth
    [Person]
  • Del Vecchio
    [Person]
  • frank Cancellare
    [Person]
John F. Kennedy
00:02:20
-
00:03:02
  I do not want to suggest anything, but I do understand that there was a meeting in upstate New York last night and that next year's president is going to be one of the Muto boys! I'm sure I speak in behalf of all of us in expressing our thanks and very best wishes to Benny Goodman and his group, Miss Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse, Miss Sally Ann Howes, Mr.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.5
  • Coleman Liau
    7.1
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.28
  • Seconds
    42.12
  • Words Per Minute
    101.14

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • New York
    [Country, City, State]
  • Benny Goodman
    [Person]
  • Bob Fosse
    [Person]
  • Gwen Verdon
    [Person]
  • Muto
    [Person]
  • Sally Ann Howes
    [Person]
  • last night
    [Time]
John F. Kennedy
00:03:02
-
00:03:47
  Reid -- who has some talent -- and Mr. Peter Sellers. I have arranged for them to appear next week on the United States Steel Hour! Actually I didn't do it; Bobby did it! Like members of Congress, I have been, during the last few days over the Easter holidays, back in touch with my constituents and seeing how they felt.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.6
  • Gunning Fog
    7.4
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    4.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    247
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    80
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    44.52
  • Words Per Minute
    79.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • next week
    [Date]
  • the Easter holidays
    [Date]
  • the last few days
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the United States Steel Hour
    [Organization]
  • Bobby
    [Person]
  • Peter Sellers
    [Person]
  • Reid
    [Person]
John F. Kennedy
00:03:47
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00:04:22
  And, frankly, I've come back to Washington from Palm Beach and I'm against my entire program! I really feel that the only hope in '64 is to-on the Republican ticket -- is to nominate Barry! But to be honest, I thought that before I went to Palm Beach. We are glad to have the Prime Minister tonight. Last night he was the guest of the publishers, and again he is tonight.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.7
  • Gunning Fog
    7.4
  • Coleman Liau
    7.7
  • SMOG
    9.5
  • ARI
    4.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    35.2
  • Words Per Minute
    121.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • 2764
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Palm Beach
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • Republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Barry
    [Person]
  • Last night
    [Time]
  • tonight
    [Time]
John F. Kennedy
00:04:22
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00:05:20
  We want him to know how welcome he is. Lord Dunsany, a distinguished Irishman, said many years ago, "To fight England is to fight faith." And I choose to believe in 1962 to be associated with England in a great cause is to be associated with faith. Prime Minister, we are proud to have you here again. [Applause] And I think I speak on his behalf in saying that after having been in the hands of 1400 members of the press for over 4 hours, we haven't got a single complaint! Thank you.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.4
  • Gunning Fog
    7.6
  • Coleman Liau
    7.5
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    5.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    376
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    95
  • Syllables
    124
  • Words Per Sentence
    95
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    57.48
  • Words Per Minute
    99.16

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 1400
    [Cardinal Number]
  • England
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1962
    [Date]
  • many years ago
    [Date]
  • Irishman
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Lord Dunsany
    [Person]
  • over 4 hours
    [Time]