• Short Summary

    GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER, THE 71-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, NEARING THE END OF HIS SIX-DAY STAY IN LONDON, GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS HOLIDAY HOTEL, THE SAVOY, ON AUG 15 FOR A DIRECT TRANSMISSION BY THE SPACE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE, TELSTAR, TO TELEVISIONS VIEWERS IN AMERICA.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT... SAVOY HOTEL - LONDON.
    0.05

    2.
    SV SIGN ON THE SIDE OF TV TRUCK.
    0.08

    3.
    GV PAN... TRUCK TO MEN LAYING CABLES INTO HOTEL.
    0.13

    4.
    SV BRITISH AND AMERICAN FLAGS OUTSIDE BUILDING.
    0.16

    5.
    SV INT.. GEN EISENHOWER ENTERS CONFERENCE ROOM.
    0.20

    6.
    GV PRESS AND TV CAMERA IN THE BACKGROUND.
    0.24

    7.
    SV PAN... GEN. EISENHOWER TAKES SEAT.
    0.33

    8.
    SV CAMERA OPERATOR.
    0.36

    9.
    SCU TV CAMERA LENSES BEING CHANGED.
    0.40

    10.
    SCU GEN. EISENHOWER.
    0.42

    11.
    CU REAR VIEW OF TV CAMERA AND OPERATOR TO LV GEN. EISENHOWER.
    0.48

    12.
    SCU EISENHOWER ANSWERING QUESTION (SOF)
    1.40

    13.
    SV TV CAMERA'S.
    1.43

    14.
    STV PAN... PRESSMEN TO EISENHOWER.
    1.50

    15.
    SCU EISENHOWER ANSWERING QUESTION (SOF)
    2.45

    16.
    GV PRESS CONFERENCE.
    2.51


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 12: GENERAL: "WELL, I DON'T THINK THAT, I DON'T AGREE THAT RUSSIA HAS NECESSARILY A SPACE LEAD. WE HAVE NOT BEEN ENGAGING IN THE SAME KIND OF EXERCISES. THEY HAVE GONE INTO A GREAT MANY SPECTACULARS. WE HAVE GOT EVERY KIND OF SATELLITE YOU CAN IMAGINE IN THE AIR TO DATE, FINDING ALL KINDS OF INFORMATION FOR IMPROVING COMMUNICATIONS, METEOROLOGICAL READINGS, MANY KINDS OF EXPLORATION, EXPLORATION OF SPACE. NOW THEY HAVE ADMITTED, AND OBVIOUSLY GONE AHEAD, IN CERTAIN THINGS, ESPECIALLY IN THE MAKING OF GREAT ENGINES. WE WILL ONE DAY DO IT OF COURSE, BUT I DON'T ADMIT THAT THERE IS A GAP. THESE GAPS, I AM A LITTLE TIRED OF THAT WORD. I HAVE HEARD TOO MUCH OF IT. I DON'T BELIEVE IT."




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    Background: GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER, THE 71-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, NEARING THE END OF HIS SIX-DAY STAY IN LONDON, GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS HOLIDAY HOTEL, THE SAVOY, ON AUG 15 FOR A DIRECT TRANSMISSION BY THE SPACE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE, TELSTAR, TO TELEVISIONS VIEWERS IN AMERICA.

    LONDON'S TELEVISION CAMERAS, COMBINED FOR THE OPERATION, SENT THEIR PICTURES TO GOONHILLY DOWN, THE BRITISH POST OFFICE TRANSMITTER IN CORNWALL ON THE SOUTHWEST TIPS OF ENGLAND TO THE AMERICAN TELSTAR ORBITING AT SOME 3,000 MILES ABOVE THE EARTH AT 18,000 MILES AN HOUR. THE AMERICAN RECEIVING STATION AT ANDOVER, MAINE, PICKED UP THE TRANSMISSION FOR THE TELEVISION NETWORKS. BUT ALTHOUGH THE PICTURE CAME OVER WELL AN "UNFORTUNATE TECHNICAL HITCH" IN LONDON PREVENTED ANY SOUND REACHING AMERICA.

    HOWEVER, THE 100 REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS PRESENT HEARD THE GENERAL ANSWER QUESTIONS ON RUSSIA'S SPACE EFFORTS AND THE COMMON MARKET. HE WAS ASKED: "DO YOU THINK THAT RUSSIA'S SPACE FEAT IS NOW A THREAT TO AMERICA?":

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZ6ZQEP3W1R7U64WNB57QOO20
    Media URN:
    VLVACZ6ZQEP3W1R7U64WNB57QOO20
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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