• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON FRIDAY SPOKE TO THE NIGERIAN PRIME MINISTER, SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA, BY WAY OF THE NEW SYNCOM II SATELLITE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON FRIDAY SPOKE TO THE NIGERIAN PRIME MINISTER, SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA, BY WAY OF THE NEW SYNCOM II SATELLITE.IT WAS THE FIRST SUCH TELEPHONE CALL BETWEEN HEADS OF GOVERNMENTS.SOF IS OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY SPEAKING TO SIR ABUBAKAR FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.HIS WORDS WENT BY REGULAR TELEPHONE LINE TO LAKEHURST, NEW JERSEY, WHERE THEY WERE RELAYED TO SYNCOM II, LAUNCHED LAST JULY.THE SATELLITE THEN RELAYED THEM TO THE TRACKING SHIP U.S.S.KINGSPORT IN LAGOS HARBOUR, ABOARD WHICH WAS THE NIGERIAN LEADER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EI2UU68MMH3ZQFKTGG8XSJOB
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EI2UU68MMH3ZQFKTGG8XSJOB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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