President Johnson takes pressmen for a walk and then holds a press conference.
Full title reads: "Washington. President Exercises Pressmen".
White House, Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
GV Pres Johnson walking round lake with newspapermen. LV Pan ditto. LV The President holding one of his beagles. CU As he holds the dog by the ears. He lowers the dog to the ground. CU As the President fondles the dog. LV The President walking with members of the press with the dogs on long leads in front. LV Pan ditto.
GV The White House with people walking around on the lawns. SV Pressmen with wives and children coming through gates. LV People walking on lawn in front of White House. SV Children. GV The guests gathered for news conference on the lawn. LV Pan American President Lyndon B Johnson walks onto stage. AS President Johnson at the microphones. SV Newsreel photographers. CU President speaks. He says: "I sometimes think that these press conferences can be conducted just as accurately and perhaps as effectively in the President's office but I try to give you variety and as I told you in the beginning. I always want to remain accessible, and I hope the press will never be critical of me for being over-accesible." He finishes. AS The President at the microphones while questions are asked. SV As the President speaks he starts "The only hazing I have received in that respect is from the newspaper people and I think we made a grievous error when I asked them to walk around the block with me the other day. And I feel fine, I get adequate rest and good pay and plenty to eat and I don't know anyone who's concerned about my health, certainly none of my doctors are concerned about it". He finishes speaking walks away from the microphones and comes back and says "Now if the children will come on up here we'll have that picture made". GV People standing up. SV One of the children shaking hands with the President. LV The President standing amongst the children. AS ditto.