• Short Summary

    President Nixon told a press conference in Washington on Tuesday ( 11 May ) that he was assuming direct responsibility for the waging of America's war against cancer.

  • Description

    President Nixon told a press conference in Washington on Tuesday ( 11 May ) that he was assuming direct responsibility for the waging of America's war against cancer.

    The President, whose own family has been struck by the disease, said that he would ask Congress to create an independent cancer cure programme to be financed initially with one hundred million dollars ( 41 million sterling ).

    SYNOPSIS: President Nixon has announced that he is to ask Congress to create an independent cancer cure programme, and that he would assume responsibility for its success. A member of the president's own family died from the disease.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZPMT9BT8A4C2M923YTWMETE6
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZPMT9BT8A4C2M923YTWMETE6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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