The retiring United States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger has bade farewell to the?
MVs INTERIOR: belly dancer performing in front of U.S. Secretary of State DR. Henry Kissinger at Washington Press Corps reception, as Mrs. Kissinger watches. (3 shots)
MV: Kissinger rises and begins speech amid applause. Mrs. Kissinger and newsmen listen. (7 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, DR. HENRY KISSINGER: "Mr. Alton, ladies and gentlemen, I am grateful for this opportunity to appear before you today. It's almost like coming home for we have so much in common - a reluctance to see our names in print, a uniform appreciation of the goodness of mankind, total subordination of ego, a basic reliance on working within the system, and above all - humility. I agree of course with the brilliant introduction of your president. I have been called indispensable and the miracle worker. I know because I remember every word I say."
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The retiring United States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger has bade farewell to the Washington press corps -- a group for which, he said he had "affection tinged with exasperation".
SYNOPSIS: As a reminder of Dr. Kissinger's reputation as a swinger, the press had organised a belly dancer to perform for him. But there were serious moments as well. 500 people, a great number of diplomatic guests among them, were at the National Press Club in Washington to hear Dr. Henry Kissinger say that Americans no longer think of themselves as important and self sufficient. The world is seen in different perspective, one of interdependence, he said, but he thought America's role must be continued for world security. As for his hosts at the party, Dr. Kissinger had this to say about the Washington press corps.