The 20 January inauguration of President Johnson for his first full term is almost two months away, but preparations for the event are in full swing.
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MS men working on TV stand
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Background: The 20 January inauguration of President Johnson for his first full term is almost two months away, but preparations for the event are in full swing.
Our film shows workmen building the stands for dignitaries, seats for the public and scaffolding for television cameras in front of the Capitol.
The face of the Capitol is all but obscured these days by the rising structures for guests and the public. And the sounds of hammers and saws fill the air.
There is oven a "bird-proofing" firm at work applying a repellent to the trees along Pennsylvania Avenue--route of the inaugural procession--to chase the pigeons away.
Above all, officials are hoping there won't be a repetition of the heavy snowfall that hit the normally snowless capital on the eve of the late President Kennedy's inauguration in 1961 and almost ruined everything.