• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S LAST SPEECH TO BE FILMED BEFORE HE WAS ASSASSINATED IN DALLAS, TEXAS TODAY....?

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    LV TRACK IN EXTERIOR OF WHITE HOUSE, KENNEDY WALKS TO STEPS SOF STARTS AT "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN....."
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    SOF ENDS:.....AND FOR PEACE, THANK YOU"
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 1: PRESIDENT KENNEDY: "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. IT GIVES ME A GOOD DEAL OF PLEASURE TO DO THIS FIRST TELEVISION TRANSMISSION VIA TELEVISION SATELLITE RELAY. A WARM GREETING TO THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN. IF WE'RE ABLE TO SPEAK SIMULTANEOUSLY ACROSS THE PACIFIC, WHICH HAS APPEARED FOR MANY YEARS RATHER AS A BARRIER THAN A BRIDGE, IT INDICATES HOW STRENGTHENED OUR WORLD IS - AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO ESTABLISH THE MOST INTIMATE RELATIONS BETWEEN JAPAN, THE UNITED STATES, AND OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. WE'VE BEEN ATTEMPTING IN RECENT MONTHS AND RECENT YEARS TO MAKE THOSE TIES MORE INTIMATE. WE MET LAST MAY IN JAPAN TO DISCUSS HOW OUR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES COULD WORK MORE CLOSELY TOGETHER. WE MET HERE IN WASHINGTON WITH SOME OF YOUR LEADING SCHOLARS, TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OUR CULTURAL POSITIONS - BOTH HERE AND IN JAPAN. AND NOW AT THIS TIME, YOU IN JAPAN, HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE ECONOMIC STUDY OF TRADE AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS WITH OUR OFFICERS, WHO ARE RETURNING A VISIT OF YOUR OFFICERS TO THE WHITE HOUSE A YEAR AGO. IN ALL THESE WAYS, WE ARE WORKING TO STRENGTHEN THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN AND THE POWERS OF UNDERSTANDING. I HOPE THIS QUICK COMMUNICATION BY SATELLITE MANY THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY, CAN BE A MEANS OF BRINGING OUR PEOPLE TOGETHER. TO THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN, I SEND THE BEST WISHES OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, FOR HAPPINESS, PROSPERITY AND FOR PEACE. THANK YOU."




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    Background: PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S LAST SPEECH TO BE FILMED BEFORE HE WAS ASSASSINATED IN DALLAS, TEXAS TODAY.... A PRE-RECORDED MESSAGE TO BE BEAMED VIA THE SATELLITE 'RELAY' TO JAPAN TODAY (FRIDAY) - THE FIRST EVER LIVE TRANS PACIFIC TELECAST. IT WILL BE RECEIVED IN TOKYO 5.30 A.M. (LOCAL TIME).

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFKXCAQ24NEPDTMBI0JA370A2
    Media URN:
    VLVADFKXCAQ24NEPDTMBI0JA370A2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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