• Short Summary

    American journalist George Wheeler renounces his US citizenship at Prague press conference.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic).

    George S. Wheeler, former "Voice of America" US News Service Employee, makes statement renouncing his US citizenship and asking for political asylum in Czechoslovakia. He makes statement at a press conference at the Ministry of Information and Public Culture.

    Wheeler rises to his feet to speak. L/S over heads of reporters of Wheeler. M/S reporters seated at tables listening and making notes. M/S Wheeler making his speech - he says he fleets ashamed of "the crude lies and slanders about events and conditions in Czechoslovakia broadcast by "Voice of America"." ( Full transcript of speech on file).

    M/S Wheeler's young daughters playing outside their house. Wheeler and his wife arrive and the girls run over to their parents. The family go through gate to their home.

    Sound ends at 01:31:21.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2294.09
    Media URN:
    65510
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:06:00 / 01:31:50:00
    Canister:
    UN 2247 A

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