President Eisenhower speaks about Pre-Summit conference and Fidel Castro. Washington DC.
Unissued / Unused material.
Title - 'Pre-Summit before Christmas. West ready, says President'.
Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
MS press rising from their seats as President Dwight Eisenhower enters room. CU reporters. LS President Eisenhower speaking (bad sound) and assuring the people of a Western Pre-Summit conference before Christmas. CU reporters. LS Eisenhower speaking about Fidel Castro (natural sound) "I have no idea of discussing the possible motivation of a man, what he is really doing, and certainly I am not qualified to go into abstruse and difficult a subject as that, I do feel this, here is a country that you would believe on the basis of our history, would be one of our real friends".
LS Havana. CU Fidel Castro. High angle shots demonstrators with banners. CU Castro speaking. MS demonstrators. CU Castro talking and waving his arms about. High angle shot demonstrators.
Cataloguer's note: American commentary.