• Short Summary

    WHILE THE WHITE HOUSE HAS EMPHASISED THAT VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY WILL NOT BECOME ACTING PRESIDENT DURING PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S STAY IN THE HOSPITAL, NEWS OF THE PRESIDENT'S FORTHCOMING OPERATION HAS INEVITABLY THROWN THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE GENIAL, BUSTLING HUBERT HUMPHREY.

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    PRESIDENT JOHNSON NOMINATING SENATOR HUMPHREY AS HIS VICE-PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE AT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION IN ATLANTIC CITY (8002/64); PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND THE VICE-PRESIDENT AT THE LBJ RANCH (2123/64); HUMPHREY IN CHICAGO SPEAKING ON RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND THE ADMINISTRATION'S DETERMINATION TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT (2571/65); HUMPHREY AND U.S. ASTRONAUTS GRISSOM AND YOUNG RIDING IN AN OPEN CAR THROUGH A BROADWAY TICKER-TAPE RECEPTION (3043/65); AND THE VICE-PRESIDENT TALKING TO REPORTERS AFTER MEETING WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AT THE ELYSEE PALACE LAST JUNE (5851/65).



    TRANSCRIPT: "ALL OF THIS HAS HAD A SINGLE GUIDE - TO FIND A MAN BEST QUALIFIED TO ASSUME THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SHOULD THAT DAY COME, I HAVE FOUND SUCH A MAN... I HOPE YOU WILL CHOOSE AS THE NEXT VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, MY CLOSE, MY LONG TIME, MY TRUSTED COLLEAGUE...SENATOR HUBERT HUMPHREY OF MINNESOTA."



    "PREJUDICE AND BIGOTRY AND SEGREGATION AND DISCRIMINATION... AND NOW THE FRUIT IS ON THE BIND.... AND WE SEE ITS UGLY NATURE... ITS UGLY APPEARANCE... AND WE'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT."




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    Background: WHILE THE WHITE HOUSE HAS EMPHASISED THAT VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY WILL NOT BECOME ACTING PRESIDENT DURING PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S STAY IN THE HOSPITAL, NEWS OF THE PRESIDENT'S FORTHCOMING OPERATION HAS INEVITABLY THROWN THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE GENIAL, BUSTLING HUBERT HUMPHREY.

    AFTER YESTERDAY'S (TUESDAY'S) ANNOUNCEMENT, THE VICE-PRESIDENT TOLD REPORTERS HE WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN WASHINGTON AT ALL TIMES WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS IN HOSPITAL.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S CAREFULLY PREPARED STATEMENT STRESSED THAT HIS DOCTORS EXPECT "THERE WILL BE (ONLY) MINIMAL Time DURING WHICH I WILL NOT BE CONDUCTING BUSINESS AS USUAL"..."WHILE I DO NOT ANTICIPATE THE NEED FOR PRESIDENTIAL DECISIONS OR ACTIONS DURING THE SHORT TIME I SHALL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR THE PURPOSE, THE CABINET AND PARTICULARLY THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, AS WELL AS MY WHITE HOUSE STAFF, WILL ALWAYS BE IN CONTACT WITH THE VICE-PRESIDENT".

    HUBERT HUMPHREY BECAME VICE-PRESIDENT ON NOVEMBER 3RD, 1964 WHEN THE JOINT JOHNSON-HUMPHREY DEMOCRATIC TICKET WON AN OVERWHELMING VICTORY . SINCE THEN HE HAS PLAYED A GREAT PART IN THE ADMINISTRATION'S PROUD RECORD OF SOCIAL LEGISLATION, IN PARTICULAR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MEASURES AND THE ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMME. HE HAS ALSO FIGURED LARGELY IN THE SPACE PROGRAMME'S ADMINISTRATION, AND WAS CHOSEN BY THE PRESIDENT TO ACCOMPANY THE SPACE RECORD-BREAKING ASTRONAUTS MCDIVITT AND WHITE ON THEIR VISIT TO THE PARIS AIR SHOW IN JUNE. DURING THAT VISIT HE HAD A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

    VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY HAS ALWAYS HAD A STRONG INTEREST IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS - HE WAS THE FIRST LEADING UNITED STATES POLITICIAN TO VISIT MOSCOW AND TALK WITH THE THEN PRIME MINISTER, MR KHRUSHCHEV. AS A RESULT OF THIS CELEBRATED 8-HOUR INTERVIEW, HE WAS ABLE TO REPORT TO PRESIDENT EISENHOWER, THE FIRST SIGN OF SINO-SOVIET DIFFERENCES. VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY WAS ALSO ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS OF THE TEST BAN TREATY SIGNED IN 1963.

    NOMINATING SENATOR HUMPHREY AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION AS HIS PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE, PRESIDENT JOHNSON SAID:
    SPEAKING IN CHICAGO OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE DETERMINATION OF THE JOHNSON-HUMPHREY ADMINISTRATION TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMHCBXLMPXBE8QN27WRDZMJ1T
    Media URN:
    VLVABMHCBXLMPXBE8QN27WRDZMJ1T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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