• Short Summary

    THE SITUATION ON BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, WHERE HUNDREDS OF NEGROES HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN A WAVE OF DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST SEGREGATION, WAS THE FIRST TOPIC DISCUSSED BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY AT HIS PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    CU PRESIDENT'S SEAL
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    2.
    GV PAN..PRESS CONFERENCE
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    3.
    GV PAN..JOURNALISTS
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    4.
    LV PAN..PRESS, KENNEDY WALKS TO DAIS
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    5.
    CU PRESIDENT KENNEDY SOF IN.."WHILE MUCH REMAINS...SOF OUT....COOPERATIVE EFFORTS" PLEASE TURN OUT SOUND BY 59 SECONDS. REST OF SCENE TO BE USED MUTE.
    1.04

    6.
    GV PRESS CONFERENCE
    1.07

    7.
    SCU KENNEDY CONTINUES: SOF IN..."THIS GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN...SOF OUT..HAS FOLLOWED FOR SOME TIME."
    1.36

    8.
    GV END OF CONFERENCE
    1.39


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: PRESIDENT KENNEDY: "WHILE MUCH REMAINS TO BE SETTLED BEFORE THE SITUATION CAN BE TERMED SATISFACTORY, WE CAN HOPE THAT TENSIONS WILL EASE, AND THAT THIS CASE HISTORY, WHICH HAS SO FAR ONLY NARROWLY AVOIDED WIDESPREAD VIOLENCE AND FATALITIES, WILL REMIND EVERY STATE, EVERY COMMUNITY AND EVERY CITIZEN HOW URGENT IT THAT ALL BARS TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND TREATMENT BE REMOVED AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE.



    I URGE THE LOCAL LEADERS OF BIRMINGHAM, BOTH WHITE AND NEGRO, TO CONTINUE THEIR CONSTRUCTIVE AND COOPERATIVE EFFORTS."



    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 7:"THIS GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN, AND REMAINS, STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THE USE OF FORCE, OR THE THREAT OF FORCE, IN THE NEAR EAST. IN THE EVENT OF AGGRESSION, OR PREPARATION FOR AGGRESSION, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WE WOULD SUPPORT APPROPRIATE MEASURES IN THE UNITED NATIONS AND ADOPT OTHER COURSES OF ACTION ON OUR OWN TO PREVENT OR TO PUT A STOP TO SUCH AGGRESSION, WHICH, OF COURSE, HAS BEEN THE POLICY WHICH THE UNITED STATES HAS FOLLOWED FOR SOME TIME."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE SITUATION ON BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, WHERE HUNDREDS OF NEGROES HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN A WAVE OF DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST SEGREGATION, WAS THE FIRST TOPIC DISCUSSED BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY AT HIS PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY.

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY URGED BOTH WHITE AND NEGRO LEADERS TO A MAKE REAL EFFORTS TO REACH A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM.

    HE SAID:
    THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED TO OUTLINE AMERICAN POLICY TOWARDS THE SECURITY OF ISRAEL AND JORDAN SHOULD THEY BE THREATENED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5QIMFDWWWZZIE56TZY5O1J13B
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QIMFDWWWZZIE56TZY5O1J13B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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