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    JIM DANAHER AT OUR RADIO AND TV NEWS DEPARTMENT JUST CALLED AND DICTATED TO ME (George E.

  • Description

    (A).
    EXTERIOR SHOT -- WORKERS ROLLING UP POLYETHYLENE (CQ) COVER TO EXPOSE CORN BEING CROWN UNDER NATURAL SUNLIGHT CONDITIONS.


    (B).
    EXTERIOR SHOT -- GROUP OF LABORERS HAND-SPRAYING AND HAND-CULTIVATING CHOPS.


    (C).
    EXTERIOR SHOT--3 SCENES - OF THE LARGE POLYETHYLENE TENT (FOUR-AND-ONE-HALF ACRES UNDER ROOF) USED TO FORCE-GROWN CORN UNDER ARTIFICIAL CONDITIONS OF LIGHT AND HEAT.


    (D).
    INTERIOR SHOT -- FOOTAGE SHOWS CORN BEING FORCED-GROWN UNDER POLYETHYLENE TENT.


    (E).
    EXTERIOR SHOT -- COMPARATIVE FOOTAGE, SHOWING CORN GROWN UNDER NATURAL SUNLIGHT CONDITIONS.


    (F).
    INTERIOR SHOT -- ONE OF STOVES USED FOR HEAT IN POLYETHYLENE TENT FOR GROWING CORN.


    (G).
    EXTERIOR SHOT -- SHOWS STOVE-PIPE PROTRUDING THROUGH TENT WITH SMOKE COMING OUT OF CHIMNEY.


    (H).
    INTERIOR SHOT--SHOWS BULBS USED TO PRODUCE ARTIFICIAL SUNLIGHT CONDITIONS FOR GROWING CORN IN TENT.


    (I).
    INTERIOR SHOT--VIEWS OF HUMIDIFIERS AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL GAUGES INSIDE TENT.


    (J).
    EXTERIOR SHOT--SHOWS ALL AVAILABLE EQUIPMENT BEING MUSTERED FOR VARIOUS JOBS ON THE FARM. DESCRIBED AS BEING OF POOR PHOTOGRAPHIC QUALITY.


    (K).
    EXTERIOR SHOT--SHOWS ALL TRACTORS COMING DOWN HIGHWAY.


    (L).
    EXTERIOR SHOT--SHOWS CU-MAN, SHIFTING FORD SPEEDOMATIC TRANSMISSION ON TRACTORS.


    (M).
    EXTERIOR SHOT -- SIDE VIEW --SAME OPERATIONS WITH MAN SHIFTING TEN SPEEDOMATIC EQUIPPED TRANSMISSION. FOOTAGE SHOWS - WHEELS ON TRACTOR SLOWING DOWN NOTICEABLY AFTER SHIFT.


    (N).
    EXTERIOR SHOT-- SHOWS FORD'S AUTOMATIC TRACTOR FEELING ITS WAY THROUGH A FIELD CROP. (FIRST TAKE WAS OVER-EXPOSED AND THE SECOND TAKE SHOWS A MAN SITTING ON TRACTOR WITH HIS HANDS OFF THE WHEEL AS TRACTOR GUIDES IT THROUGH CROP.)


    (O).
    EXTERIOR SHOT--SHOWS BALING MACHINE WORKING IN A FIELD OF ALFALFA.




    Initials


    the following was received by the New York N.B.C.-TV News Department, concerning this film:

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JIM DANAHER AT OUR RADIO AND TV NEWS DEPARTMENT JUST CALLED AND DICTATED TO ME (George E. Trainor) FROM MEMORY THE SCENES WHICH APPEAR IN THE FOOTAGE I'VE ALREADY SENT OVER TO YOU TODAY.

    UNFORTUNATELY, NO ONE IN DEARBORN STOPPED LONG ENOUGH TO WRITE DOWN THE PROPER SEQUENCES OF SCENES SHOWN IN THE FILM, BUT JIM INDICATED THAT IT'S ALL PRETTY MUCH SELF-EXPLANATORY. I THINK THAT WE CAN DOPE EVERYTHING OUT WITH THE DESCRIPTIONS WE DICTATED TO ME AND THE PRESS PACKET MATERIAL WHICH SHOULD BE ARRIVING SHORTLY. HERE ARE THE SCENES AS JIM REMEMBERED THEN:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB8UKUIMY73R6JLYKKAFCCUH7V
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8UKUIMY73R6JLYKKAFCCUH7V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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