• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

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    MS Capitol, pan over to work on stands
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    2.
    Medium Hi shot men working on benches
    0.09

    3.
    MS lumber stacked up
    0.12

    4.
    MCU lumber
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    5.
    MS men working
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    6.
    CU men hammering
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    7.
    MS men working on TV stand
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    8.
    Pan shot of stands
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    9.
    CU benches, pan over to lumber stacked up
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    10.
    Pan shot of rows of benches
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9TF7LI51T996DSSHMWADHAG0L
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TF7LI51T996DSSHMWADHAG0L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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