• Short Summary

    With Election Day just a few days off, and campaigning moving to a climax, one of the few things the presidential candidates Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey are agreeing on is that communications and transportation are better than ever.

  • Description


    LS PLANE LANDS



    MS NIXON OFF PLANE



    CU PHOTOGRAPHERS



    CU HUMPHREY



    LS PLANES ON GROUND



    MS HUMPHREY INTO PLANE
    0.15


    MS REACHES FOR PHONE



    CU PHONE



    CU MAN



    MS PLANE INTERIOR



    CU AIDE TYPING
    0.13


    MS DOCUMENT TO MACHINE



    CU INTO MACHINE



    CU PUSHES BUTTON
    0.18


    MS RECEIVING MACHINE



    CU MESSAGE
    0.13



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: With Election Day just a few days off, and campaigning moving to a climax, one of the few things the presidential candidates Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey are agreeing on is that communications and transportation are better than ever.

    SYNOPSIS: High speed jet planes are enabling the candidates to reach more people faster than ever. But even the jets aren't fast enough to satisfy the candidates' communications needs. Aboard the Humphrey and Nixon planes is new communications equipment to keep them in touch with campaigners on the ground.

    In flight, the radio-telephone on each jet is a standard tool for verbal communication. But now, for the first time, anything typed, written, drawn or photographed, can be transmitted to and from fast moving jets.

    The device used is a Telecopier, made by Xerox Corporation. Ordinarily the Telecopier operated over telephone lines; but in the Nixon and Humphrey jets it's been adapted for use with radio. The device is proving invaluable to the candidates, providing quick exchanges of speeches, newspaper articles and other documents from air to ground.

    The only other thing that Humphrey and Nixon seem to agree on is this message.......

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    Film ID:
    VLVADSZFZG3WWC851R2X300EQG9XF
    Media URN:
    VLVADSZFZG3WWC851R2X300EQG9XF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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