• Short Summary

    IT WAS LIKE A COUNTY FAIR DAY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE WHITE HOUSE GARDEN.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON?

  • Description


    TRANSCRIPT: PRESIDENT JOHNSON: "FRIEND'S AND REPORTERS (I HOPE YOU ARE THE SAME,) AND CHILDREN OF REPORTERS ... I'M SO GLAD THAT SO MANY OF YOU YOUNGSTERS ARE HERE TODAY ... I'M GOING TO PROVE TO YOU THAT YOUR FATHERS ARE REALLY ON THE JOB SOMETIMES. I'M GLAD YOUR MOTHERS ARE HERE TOO ... I SUSPECT THEY'RE ALSO PLEASED TO FIND YOUR FATHERS WORKING TODAY. I THOUGHT YOU CHILDREN DESERVED A PRESS CONFERENCE BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'VE TAKEN SO MANY TELEPHONE WANDERING PARENTS AT SO MANY RECEPTIONS ... YOU'VE BECOME GOOD CUB REPORTERS TOO..."



    QUESTIONER: MR. PRESIDENT, DO YOU FEEL THAT AN ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF CUBA CAN BE EFFECTIVE WITHOUT THE FULL CO-OPERATION OF THE BRITISH AND THE FRENCH?



    YES, I THINK IT IS BEING EFFECTIVE AND (GARBLED) THE CO-OPERATION THEY GIVE US AND I REGRET VERY MUCH THAT ANY OF OUR ALLIES DO NOT FEEL THEY COULD CO-OPERATE WITH US ALL THE WAY. WE REGRET THIS BUT NONE THE LESS WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE OUR POLICY OF ECONOMIC ISOLATION IN THE HOPE THAT WE CAN HALT THE SPREAD OF CASTRO'S COMMUNISM THROUGHOUT THE HEMISPHERE. WE'RE GOING TO CONSTANTLY INSIST THAT OUR ALLIES DO RIGHT BY US BUT WE DON'T HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY FOREIGN POLICY EXCEPT OUR OWN AND IN THE LAST ANALYSIS WE MADE THE DECISION THAT WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO URGE THEM TO JOIN US IN A POLICY OF ECONOMIC ISOLATION SO THAT COMMUNISM WILL NOT BE CHANNELLED OUT TO OTHER NATIONS IN THIS HEMISPHERE.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IT WAS LIKE A COUNTY FAIR DAY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE WHITE HOUSE GARDEN.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON HELD A NATIONALLY TELEVISED PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE SOUTH LAWN ATTENDED BY HUNDREDS OF WHITE HOUSE REPORTERS PLUS THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN WHO CAME AS THE PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL GUESTS.

    CORRESPONDENTS SAID THERE HAD NEVER BEEN A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SUCH AN ATMOSPHERE BEFORE.

    DURING THE CONFERENCE THE PRESIDENT WAS JOINED BY HIS WIFE AND AFTERWARDS HE HAD HIS PHOTO TAKEN WITH GROUPS OF THE CHILDREN, SIGNED HUNDREDS OF AUTOGRAPHS AND SIPPED PUNCH WITH HIS YOUNG GUESTS. FOR NEARLY AN HOUR AFTER THE CONFERENCE ENDED PRESIDENT JOHNSON ENJOYED HIMSELF WITH THE CHILDREN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPOEZAADKKNWL8WWDVKYMFEEB
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPOEZAADKKNWL8WWDVKYMFEEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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