• Short Summary

    NEW AND DIFFERENT WAYS HAVE BEEN THOUGHT UP THIS SUMMER TO AMUSE AND ENTERTAIN UNDERPRIVILEGED U.

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    INT. LEARNING FACTORY, CHILDREN AT TABLES; BOY INTERVIEWED (SOF); OUT OF AIRCRAFT WINDOW; INT. AIRCRAFT; BOY INTERVIEWED (SOF); GIRL INTERVIEWED (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: HAVE YOU LEARNED ANYTHING YET?



    BOY: YES.



    QUESTION: WHAT?



    BOY: I LEARNED HOW TO DO MY TIMES TABLES.



    QUESTION: DID YOU KNOW HOW TO DO THEN BEFORE YOU CAME HERE TO LEARNING PRACTICE?



    BOY: NO.



    QUESTION: HOW MUCH DID YOU GET PAID FOR LEARNING?



    BOY: I GOT EIGHTY DOLLARS.



    QUESTION: EIGHTY DOLLARS!



    BOY: YES.



    QUESTION: HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE NOW?



    BOY: NOTHING.



    QUESTION: YOU HAVE NOTHING LEFT?



    BOY: I GET CASH FOR MY WORK.



    QUESTION: YOU GOT WHAT?



    BOY: WHEN I TAKE IN MY WORK I GET MORE MONEY.



    QUESTION: HOW MUCH WORK DO YOU HAVE TO CASH IN?



    BOY: ABOUT TWO PAGES.



    QUESTION: AND HOW MUCH MONEY WILL THAT BE?



    BOY: TWENTY-FOUR DOLLARS.



    QUESTION: TWENTY-FOUR DOLLARS!



    BOY: YES.



    QUESTION: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH TWENTY-FOUR DOLLARS?



    BOY: SAVE UP MY MONEY TILL I GET ABOUT FIFTY DOLLARS.



    QUESTION: AND THEN WHAT?



    BOY: WELL, BUY A FISHING ROD.



    QUESTION: DOES THIS AEROPLANE RIDE FEEL ABOUT LIKE YOU FELT IT WOULD?



    BOY: NO ....... I DON'T LIKE THIS.



    QUESTION: I SEE YOU'RE HOLDING THAT BIG PRETTY CLOSE?



    BOY: WELL I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO VOMIT.



    GIRL: I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO THROW UP.



    QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU THINK MADE YOU FEEL THAT WAY?



    GIRL: AN ASPIRIN AND THE RIDE.



    QUESTION: DO YOU THINK IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE SODA POP TOO, AND THE ICE-CREAM?



    GIRL: NO.



    QUESTION: DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WANT TO TAKE ANOTHER AEROPLANE FLIGHT SOON?



    GIRL: NO.




    Initials JPC/NBC/DW/MJB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NEW AND DIFFERENT WAYS HAVE BEEN THOUGHT UP THIS SUMMER TO AMUSE AND ENTERTAIN UNDERPRIVILEGED U.S. CHILDREN. IN WASHINGTON AT A SUMMER CAMP LEARNING HAS BEEN ENCOURAGED BY INCENTIVE PAYMENTS FOR EACH LESSON IN A SPECIAL LEARNING FACTORY. OVER IN NEW YORK A GROUP OF YOUNG PASSENGERS GOT THEIR FIRST TASTE OF FLYING, AND A SIGHT OF THEIR CITY FROM THE AIR IN A FLIGHT ORGANISED ESPECIALLY FOR THEM.

    SOME MIGHT CALL IT BRIBERY - PAYMENT FOR LESSONS LEARNED; BUT THE CHILDREN SEEM TO THINK IT A GOOD IDEA AND THEY ARE GATHERING KNOWLEDGE ON THE WAY. ONE SMALL BOY SUMMED IT UP THIS WAY:
    MEANWHILE, OVER IN NEW YORK, THE AIRLINES THOUGHT UP A WAY TO CATCH THE CUSTOMERS YOUNG BY GIVING THEM A SAMPLE RIDE, AND A NOVEL VIEW OF THEIR HOME. SOFT DRINKS AND ALL SORTS OF GOOD THINGS WERE SERVED UP - ALL TO MAKE THEM REALLY ENJOY THEIR OUTING. BUT WHEN THE REPORTER SAMPLED THEIR REACTIONS HE WAS IN FOR SOME SURPRISES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJ00CAVNHWQQYQYZK7RLKSYRE
    Media URN:
    VLVAJ00CAVNHWQQYQYZK7RLKSYRE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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