President Kennedy receives an honorary degree and meet President Bourguiba of Tunisia
Washington DC USA
LS. GV. George Washington University with people seated in f.g. MS. Men seated wearing caps and gowns. MS. Pres. Kennedy (John F. Kennedy) wearing cap and gown as he passes along shaking hands. MS. President Kennedy. MS. Men seated watching. MS. As new president of the University presents Mr. Kennedy with a degree of Doctor of Laws. (Comb. F.G.)
Various shots as President and Mrs. Kennedy (Jacqueline / Jackie Kennedy) greet President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia and his wife at airport. Elevated LS. of them in cars en route to Blair House. MS. President Kennedy and President Bourguiba alight from car, where they are joined by Mrs. Bourguiba and Mrs. Kennedy who shake hands with Bourguiba on arrival at Blair House. (Comb. F.G.)
Note: Voice over explains that this was the first honorary degree received by President Kennedy since he took office. It is his twentieth since entering public life.
The commentary then notes that Dr. Thomas Henry Carroll, the new president of George Washington University, makes the presentation.
President Kennedy was at the airport one hour later to greet President Habib Bourguiba. Bourguiba is described as staunchly anti-colonialist and anti-communist. He is in the USA to discuss the Algerian-French peace talks.