Kennedy welcoming Johnson home and giving second State of the Union address to Congress.
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American newsreel item. Title reads: "Kennedy Seeks 'Urgent' Funds - Greets Johnson
Washington DC, United States of America / USA
LS Helicopter landing on White House lawn. MS Press photographers. Various shots, US President John F Kennedy welcoming home the Vice-President Johnson and Mrs "Ladybird" Johnson from their fact-finding trip to the Far East. The commentary tells us that none of the countries wanted military aid, all wanted economic aid.
Various shots, Kennedy entering hall for an extraordinary second State of the Union address in the Congress building. Various shots of Kennedy speaking with Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn, Speaker of Congress, seated behind him. The commentary tells us that Kennedy asks Americans to shoulder new financial burdens to conquer space by landing a man on the moon by 1970, that additional money is also needed to prevent communism from capturing emerging nations, help the unemployed, etc. yet asks for no new taxes. Various shots, conference hall.
MS Kennedy speaking: "These are extraordinary times and we face an extraordinary challenge. Our strength as well as our convictions have imposed upon this nation the role of leader in freedom's cause No role in history could be more difficult or more important. We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves, that is only commitment to others. No friend, no neutral, no adversary should think otherwise. We are not against any man, or any nation or any system except if it is hostile to freedom. Nor am I here to present a new military doctrine, .... I am here to promote the freedom doctrine." (Nat. sound). CU Kennedy speaking: Speech continues, ending... And I feel confident in asking today for a similar response to these new and larger demands. It is heartening to know as I journey abroad that our country is united in its commitment to freedom and is ready to do its duty. (Nat. sound)."
Note: Date on original paperwork: 25/05/1961. American commentary