• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DEFENSIVE INSTALLATIONS THAT COULD DESTROY BOMB-CARRYING SATELLITES IN SPACE, AND OF A NEW RADAR SYSTEM THAT CAN PEER OVER THE HORIZON TO SPOT ATTACKING MISSILES.

  • Description

    1.
    MLV "SACRAMENTO WELCOMES PRESIDENT JOHNSON" SIGN
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    2.
    MV PRESIDENT SHAKES HANDS
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    3.
    MCV JOHNSON.
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    4.
    MLV CROWD PASSING
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    5.
    CU CROWD.
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    6.
    MV JOHNSON PUSHES THROUGH CROWD.
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    7.
    MLV JOHNSON WAVES TO CROWD.
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    8.
    MCU DITTO
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    9.
    LV DRIVING THROUGH CROWD
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    10.
    LV CROWD.
    0.38

    11.
    MCU JOHNSON.
    3.10


    TRANSCRIPT: PRESIDENT JOHNSON: "WE HAVE NOW DEVELOPED AND TESTED TWO SYSTEMS WITH THE ABILITY TO INTERCEPT AND DESTROY ARMED SATELLITES CIRCLING THE EARTH IN SPACE. (APPLAUSE) I CAN TELL YOU TODAY THAT THESE SYSTEMS ARE IN PLACE (APPLAUSE), THAT THESE SYSTEMS ARE OPERATIONALLY READY, THAT THESE SYSTEMS ARE ON THE ALERT TO PROTECT THIS NATION -- AND TO PROTECT THE FREE WORLD. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE). TODAY I AM ALSO ABLE TO TELL YOU -- AND AM ABLE TO SAY TO THE ENTIRE WORLD -- WE HAVE A MAJOR INCREASE IN OUR CAPACITY TO DETECT HOSTILE LAUNCHINGS AGAINST THE FREE WORLD. PREVIOUSLY OUR RADAR CAPABILITY HAS BEEN LIMITED TO THE DETECTION OF OBJECTS WITHIN THE LINE OF SIGHT, BUT NOW WE HAVE PRODUCED AND WE ARE INSTALLING OUR FIRST FACILITIES FOR OPERATIONAL "OVER THE HORIZON" RADAR. THIS RADAR WILL LITERALLY LOOK AROUND THE CURVE OF THE EARTH ALERTING US TO AIRCRAFT AND ESPECIALLY TO MISSILES WITHIN SECONDS AFTER THEY'RE LAUNCHED. (APPLAUSE) THIS CAPABILITY WILL GIVE US EARLIER WARNING THAN EVER BEFORE OF ANY HOSTILE WARNINGS AGAINST THIS COUNTRY. THIS MEANS MORE TIME TO PREPARE FOR OUR RETALIATORY STRIKE AND MORE TIME TO DECIDE -- WITH PRUDENCE AND REASON -- THE SCOPE AND EXTENT OF OUR RETALIATORY STRIKE. THIS IS ANOTHER ADVANCE IN OUR VIGIL OF PEACE TO FULFIL OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE SENTRY OF SECURITY FOR ALL THE FREE WORLD. (APPLAUSE)




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRESIDENT JOHNSON ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DEFENSIVE INSTALLATIONS THAT COULD DESTROY BOMB-CARRYING SATELLITES IN SPACE, AND OF A NEW RADAR SYSTEM THAT CAN PEER OVER THE HORIZON TO SPOT ATTACKING MISSILES.

    THE PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING TO A CROWD OF ABOUT 4,000 FROM THE STEPS OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE IN SACRAMENTO. HIS STOP THERE WAS PART OF A TWO-DAY TOUR OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. IN HIS SPEECH, MARKING THE 177TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION, HE WARNED ADVERSARIES OF THE UNITED STATES NOT TO MAKE THE GRAVE MISCALCULATIONS HITLER AND DR CASTRO MADE ABOUT THE COUNTRY AT ELECTION TIME. THERE MUST BE NO SUCH MISCALCULATION IN 1964.

    MOVING ON TO THE SUBJECT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, THE PRESIDENT REVEALED THE EXISTENCE OF THE NEW DEFENCE INSTALLATIONS:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADK2BU65BZ8FOJ0P9YFO7352F
    Media URN:
    VLVADK2BU65BZ8FOJ0P9YFO7352F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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