Speech Duration Effects in the Kennedy News Conferences

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Science  19 Aug 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3738, pp. 899-901
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3738.899


Transcripts of the 61 regular Kennedy news conferences were examined in an attempt to provide a replication of the "speech duration effect" previously found in two-person interviews and during manned space flight. A positive relation was found between the length of the reporters' questions and the length of the President's answers.