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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:
129.0
Sprache:
143.0

Statistics

Characters:
2,294
Sentences:
31
Words:
534
Syllables:
17.23
Words Per Sentence:
760
Syllables Per Word:
1.44
Seconds:
320.04
Words Per Minute:
100.11

Topics

0:
News/Politics
John F. Kennedy
00:00:00.000 - 00:00:43.280
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:
20.0
Sprache:
22.0

Statistics

Characters:
270
Sentences:
5
Words:
52
Syllables:
10.40
Words Per Sentence:
93
Syllables Per Word:
1.77
Seconds:
43.28
Words Per Minute:
72.09

Sentiment

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

Topics

0:
News/Politics
1:
Law & Government/Government

Entities

last year [Date]
2.5 [Money]
First [Ordinal Number]
Chief Justice [Person]
President [Person]
John F. Kennedy
00:00:43.280 - 00:01:54.160
If this increase is not rescinded but is imitated by the grid-iron, radio, TV, and other dinners, it will have a serious impact on the entire economy of this city!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:
31.0
Sprache:
45.0

Statistics

Characters:
579
Sentences:
3
Words:
128
Syllables:
42.67
Words Per Sentence:
197
Syllables Per Word:
1.55
Seconds:
70.88
Words Per Minute:
108.35

Sentiment

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

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
00:01:54.160 - 00:02:20.720
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:
15.0
Sprache:
18.0

Statistics

Characters:
262
Sentences:
5
Words:
58
Syllables:
11.60
Words Per Sentence:
91
Syllables Per Word:
1.45
Seconds:
26.56
Words Per Minute:
131.02

Sentiment

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

Topics

0:
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
00:02:20.720 - 00:03:02.840
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:
21.0
Sprache:
24.0

Statistics

Characters:
276
Sentences:
2
Words:
71
Syllables:
35.50
Words Per Sentence:
92
Syllables Per Word:
1.28
Seconds:
42.12
Words Per Minute:
101.14

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.05
VADER:
0.93
AFINN:
3.00

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
00:03:02.840 - 00:03:47.360
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:
12.0
Sprache:
16.0

Statistics

Characters:
247
Sentences:
5
Words:
59
Syllables:
11.80
Words Per Sentence:
80
Syllables Per Word:
1.41
Seconds:
44.52
Words Per Minute:
79.51

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.05
VADER:
0.88
AFINN:
5.00

Topics

0:
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
00:03:47.360 - 00:04:22.560
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:
14.0
Sprache:
20.0

Statistics

Characters:
284
Sentences:
5
Words:
71
Syllables:
14.20
Words Per Sentence:
98
Syllables Per Word:
1.34
Seconds:
35.20
Words Per Minute:
121.02

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.09
VADER:
0.90
AFINN:
7.00

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
00:04:22.560 - 00:05:20.040
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:
16.0
Sprache:
21.0

Statistics

Characters:
376
Sentences:
6
Words:
95
Syllables:
15.83
Words Per Sentence:
124
Syllables Per Word:
1.34
Seconds:
57.48
Words Per Minute:
99.16

Sentiment

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

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]