• Short Summary

    The President and his wife joined with former President Eisenhower and a large group of performers in a two-hour closed circuit television program, with remote injections from several points around the country.

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    Film shows President and Mrs. Kennedy arriving, remarks by the President and Mrs. Kennedy.



    Use SOF for additional dope. Film also shows Former President and Mrs. Eisenhower.




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    Background: The President and his wife joined with former President Eisenhower and a large group of performers in a two-hour closed circuit television program, with remote injections from several points around the country.

    Five thousand persons attended a $100 a plate dinner in Washington. The Kennedy's skipped that. The Washington dinner was one of 60 cities from coast to coast where such dinners were held. And the two-hour television show, which included skits and performances from many famous entertainers, was shown via closed circuit TV in theaters, halls and big hotel dinners in the 60 American cities.

    Composer-Conductor Leonard Bernstein, conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, was master of ceremonies. Other performers included Danny Kaye, pianist Van Cliburn, Ballerina Maria Tallchief. Actor Fredric March and his wife, Florence Eldridge. Poet Robert Frost read three of his poems. United Nations Ambassador Adlai Stevenson delivered some remarks. And a pre-recorded solo by cellist Pablo Casals was shown.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZXC4TBA4E9H6XJ2AN5WYWCZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVAZXC4TBA4E9H6XJ2AN5WYWCZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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