• Short Summary

    THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON, WHO WAS SWORN IN AS AMERICA'S THIRTY-FIFTH PRESIDENT SHORTLY AFTER THE TRAGIC DEATH OF MR KENNEDY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), BEGAN HIS FIRST FULL DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY.

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    THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON, WHO WAS SWORN IN AS AMERICA'S THIRTY-FIFTH PRESIDENT SHORTLY AFTER THE TRAGIC DEATH OF MR KENNEDY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), BEGAN HIS FIRST FULL DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY.

    HE CONFERRED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK AND OTHER GOVERNMENT LEADERS, THAN AFTER A FULL CABINET MEETING HE ANNOUNCED THAT NEXT MONDAY WOULD BE A DAY OF NATIONAL MOURNING.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON ALSO TALKED FOR NEARLY HALF AN HOUR WITH FORMER PRESIDENT EISENHOWER, THEN THE TWO MEN WENT TO THE EAST ROOM AT THE WHITE HOUSE, WHERE MR KENNEDY IS LYING-IN-STATE, TO VIEW THE BODY.

    A CONSTANT STREAM OF VISITORS TO THE WHITE HOUSE BEGAN EARLY IN THE DAY.THEY INCLUDED MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE, LEADERS OF CONGRESS, AND OTHER CIVIC OFFICIALS.

    IT WAS REPORTED THAT MRS JACQUELINE KENNEDY TOOK HER TWO CHILDREN, CAROLINE AND JOHN JUNIOR TO THE EAST ROOM, WHERE THE BODY OF THEIR FATHER LAY, EARLY THIS MORNING.

    IN CHURCHES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY SPECIAL SERVICE HAVE BEEN HELD IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PRESIDENT.TOMORROW THE COFFIN IS TO BE CARRIED TO CAPITOL HILL FOR THE PUBLIC LYING-IN-STATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5K2WZZF5MEAO78WQTBP3E1G7L
    Media URN:
    VLVA5K2WZZF5MEAO78WQTBP3E1G7L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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