Ike gives a press conference and talks about his forthcoming trips and fixed quiz shows.
Unissued / unused material -
Title reads: "Personal Diplomacy. President Charts 9 Nation Tour".
Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
LS Press rising from their seats as President Dwight D Eisenhower enters room and walks toward microphone. Two CU's Press making notes. LS Ike standing before microphone. MS Cameramen. CU Hands using shorthand typewriter. LS President Eisenhower making speech (Nat. snd.) "In response to friendly invitation from the heads of State.... I plan to make brief and informal visits to Rome, I also intend to call on the Pope, to Ankara and Karachi, Kabul and to be in New Delhi for the inauguration of the American Exhibit at the World Agricultural Fair which opens on December 11th. From India I plan a visit to Teheran and Athens on route to Paris for the Western Summit Meeting Scheduled for December 19th On my way home from Paris, I shall stop briefly, in Rabat".
CU Reporters. LS President Eisenhower standing before microphones. MS President speaking about fixing of American television quiz shows (nat snd.) "I think I share the general American action of almost bewilderment, that people could conspire to ...... etc. etc. "No one will be satisfied until the whole mess is cleaned up".
(Comb.F.G.) Old record suggests that this material dates from around 05/11/1959.