• Short Summary

    THE BODY OF JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY LIES IN STATE TONIGHT (SATURDAY).IN A FLAG-DRAPED COFFIN IT?

  • Description

    1.
    WASHINGTON: GV INT. KENNEDY BODY LIES IN STATE (NOTE -- COMMENTATOR'S VOICE IN B/G)
    0.21

    2.
    VATICAN CITY: SV POPE AT DESK BLESSES KENNEDY PORTRAIT
    0.35

    3.
    CU DITTO
    0.38

    4.
    SV POPE'S TRIBUTE. SOF BEGINS: "I'M DEEPLY SHOCKED..." SOF ENDS: "...PEOPLE OF THE WORLD."
    2.00

    5.
    MOSCOW: CU KHRUSHCHEV, GROMYKO ENTER US EMBASSY
    2.05

    5.
    SV & CU KHRUSHCHEV SIGNS BOOK OF CONDOLENCE
    2.15

    7.
    SV KHRUSHCHEV STEPS BACK, GROMYKO SIGNS
    2.22

    8.
    CU PAN. GROMYKO
    2.26

    9.
    SV PAN. FROM GROMYKO SIGNING TO KHRUSHCHEV & OTHERS DURING SILENCE
    2.33

    10.
    CU U.S.MARINE
    2.36

    11.
    CU KHRUSHCHEV & PARTY STAND IN SILENCE
    2.43


    POPE PAUL: " I'M DEEPLY SHOCKED AT THE SAD AND TRAGIC NEWS OF THE KILLING OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY, AND THE SERIOUS WOUNDING OF THE GOVERNOR (OF TEXAS), AND WE ARE PROFOUND AND SOLEMN BY THIS TERRIBLE CRIME...THAT AFFLICTS THE GREAT AND CIVILISED COUNTRIES IN SADNESS, BY THE SUFFERING WHICH STRIKES MRS KENNEDY, HER CHILDREN AND FAMILY. WITH ALL OUR HEART WE DEPLORE THIS IN EVERY EVENT. WE EXPRESS THE HEARTFELT WISH THAT THE DEATH OF THIS GREAT STATEMAN MAY NOT DAMAGE THE CAUSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE...AND SERIOUS SENTIMENT AND STRENGTHEN ITS FEELING SOF NOBILITY AND CONCOURSE AND WE PRAY TO GOD THAT THE SACRIFICE OF JOHN KENNEDY MAY BE MADE TO FAVOUR THE CAUSE, TO PROVIDE AND HELP DEFEND THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE OF THE WORLD."




    Initials JT/N-EURO/AW/SGM


    EDITORS: PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE WASHINGTON COVERAGE THE COMMENTATOR'S VOICE IS FOR GUIDANCE ONLY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BODY OF JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY LIES IN STATE TONIGHT (SATURDAY).IN A FLAG-DRAPED COFFIN IT RESTS IN THE WHITE-AND-GOLD EAST ROOM OF THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, AS SHOWN ON SATELLITE-RELAYED FILM.

    A SINGLE WREATH OF WHITE LILIES AND CARNATIONS LIES BESIDE THE CATAFALQUE -- THE SAME ONE AS BORE THE BODY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AFTER HIS ASSASSINATION IN 1865.

    CANDLES BURN AT EACH CORNER OF THE COFFIN ON ITS BLACK-VELVET COVERED STAND; BEHIND EACH CANDLE STANDS A MEMBER OF THE GUARD OF HONOUR.

    HE WILL BE BURIED ON MONDAY AT WASHINGTON'S ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY AFTER THE STATE FUNERAL SERVICE AT ST MATTHEW'S CATHEDRAL.

    MEANWHILE, WORLD TRIBUTES CONTINUE TO POUR IN.ONE OF THE MANY WAS FROM POPE PAUL, WHO EARLIER BLESSED A PORTRAIT OF THE LATE PRESIDENT.

    IN A EUROVISION BROADCAST, HE PAID THIS TRIBUTE:
    AND IN MOSCOW THROUGHOUT THE DAY RUSSIANS HAVE BEEN QUEUING AT THE US.S.EMBASSY TO EXPRESS THEIR SYMPATHY AND TO ADD THEIR NAMES TO THE BOOK OF CONDOLENCE.ONE OF THE VISITORS WAS MR KHRUSHCHEV, WHO HAD HURRIED BACK TO THE CAPITAL FROM KIEV AFTER HEARING OF THE ASSASSINATION.

    HIS SIGNATURE WENT INTO THE BOOK, TO BE FOLLOWED AMONG OTHER BY THE SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTER, MR ANDREI GROMYKO.LATER, BOTH LEADERS JOINED THE U.S.AMBASSADOR, MR FOY KOHLERS, IN A MINUTE'S SILENCE.

    EARLIER, THE SOVIET LEADER HAD TELEGRAPHED PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON, SAYING PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S "HEINOUS ASSASSINATIONS" WAS "A HEAVY BLOW TO ALL PEOPLE WHO HOLD DEAR THE CAUSE OF THE PEACE AND SOVIET-AMERICAN CO-OPERATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABT88PMMIEUOPHEZ5F6P5226WE
    Media URN:
    VLVABT88PMMIEUOPHEZ5F6P5226WE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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