President Eisenhower's Christmas message carried by Atlas space satellite for the first time.
The White House, Washington DC; Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. Cut story with American commentary
AV. Clouds. CU's. snow covered fir trees. LS. Two lighted Christmas trees on either side of entrance of White House. LS. Illuminated Christmas tree. Various shots of American President Dwight Eisenhower and Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower, son (John Eisenhower) and grandchildren on porch of White House. CU. Panning shot up huge illuminated Christmas tree. Various shots of missile on launching base, Cape Canaveral. Various shots of preparations being made for launching satellite Atlas. Various shots of satellite taking off and moving into space. Various shots in control room. MS.CU. Radar scanners. Various shots of Eisenhower seated listening to his message for Peace on Earth being broadcast from Atlas in orbit. CU. Reporters leaving White House. CU. President Eisenhower smiling.