• Short Summary

    President Lyndon Baines Johnson delivered his first State of the Union message to Congress today (8 January).

  • Description

    President Lyndon Baines Johnson delivered his first State of the Union message to Congress today (8 January). He called for a massive attack on poverty, a tax cut, a reduced budget, and prompt action on the civil rights bill now pending in the Congress.

    He urged a world made safe for diversity...and listed ten ways in which the United States should advance towards this goal. He announced that new U.S. proposals would be made at the Geneva disarmament negotiations and said the U.S. is cutting back its distribution of U.S. surplus foods...urged the expansion of world trade...called for the strengthening of Atlantic and Pacific alliances...and called for new efforts to bridge the gap between East and West.

    It was a brief...but moving...speech. Mr. Johnson was interrupted by applause some eighty times.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAQ2XIT2X06MIWBKYSAD8GS710
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQ2XIT2X06MIWBKYSAD8GS710
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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