• Short Summary

    President Nixon, in his State of the Union address on Friday, challenged Congress to embark with him on a programme of national reform.

  • Description

    President Nixon, in his State of the Union address on Friday, challenged Congress to embark with him on a programme of national reform. He spoke of a new American revolution following a nightmare of war, inflation and crime.

    One of the most dramatic proposals in the President's speech was also one of the briefest--a call for national commitment to find a cure for cancer. The President said he would ask Congress for 100 million dollars to launch the campaign.

    Mr. Nixon received a standing ovation as he entered the House of Representatives chamber to address the joint session of Congress and the House.

    In the 35-minute speech he proposed improved health services, increased financial aid for languishing cities and states and a start in re-shaping the vast federal bureaucracy.

    Congressmen reacted quietly to the address. Republican leaders supported the President but Democrats were not enthusiastic about the proposals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7OBMRMGLYLJ4UBSVG3O09FZSS
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OBMRMGLYLJ4UBSVG3O09FZSS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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