Announcer explains that Mr Johnson spoke at a banquet sponsored by the National Trade Union Council for Human Rights of the Jewish Labour Committee.
MV Banquet in progress. Guest applaud
SCU George Meaney
ZOOM back to guests applauding. Johnson in background
ZOOM in to Johnson
Johnson :- 'And now the struggle for progress and reform in America has never been easy, and George Meaney will testify to that. And I can tell you tonight that it's not easy going now. On the one had is the old coalition of stand-backers and nay-sayers. They never wanted to do anything, but this year they say they can't do it because of Vietnam. Well that's just pure bunk. This crowd was against progress before Vietnam. They're against progress tonight, and they'll be against progress tomorrow, and they'll be against it when the war is over and when it's nothing but a dead memory. And far off at the other end of the political spectrum there are those who say "What America has built is rotten. So let's tear it apart" And I say they're wrong now. They'll be wrong tomorrow. And I came to New York to tell you and to tell the country tonight that we can meet our commitments and we can keep our word at home and abroad, and we will'
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Background: Announcer explains that Mr Johnson spoke at a banquet sponsored by the National Trade Union Council for Human Rights of the Jewish Labour Committee. The banquet was held in honour of A.F.L. T.I.L. President, George Meaney.
Announcer says that the President flew immediately back to Washington. Tomorrow he would leave on a 2 day tour of 5 military bases in 4 states. On Friday he would pass the night aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise of the coast of California.