Film: 7936

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1960 | Sound + Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

The election year of 1968 including the lead up to the violence that exploded in Chicago in August (for footage of the violence see 7937).
21.6.68 - Sound - Washington DC, U.S.A.. Hubert Humphrey, a Democrat Presidential candidate, campaigning. Humphrey speaks at official dinner. States that crime must be stopped but must also tackle conditions that breed crime. By doing so draws relationship between law and order and social justice. People seated at table (audience). These are the ideas he will implement should he become President of the United States of America.
20.8.68 - Sound -? Hubert Humphrey campaigning. Crowd, banner, 'Humphrey is Our Kind of Guy', others with 'HHH'. Humphrey speaking about the Republican choice of running partner for Richard Nixon. Describes him as a right wing racist. 19.8.68 - Sound -? Richard Nixon on the Democrat party. Nixon shaking hands of crowd. Minders wearing dark glasses. Nixon laying wreath at Abraham Lincoln's grave. Close up of the bust of Lincoln. Close up of Nixon's face. Another wreath.
7.8.68 - Sound - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.. Hubert Humphrey arrives in Chicago for Democrat Party Convention. Taxiing TWA jet passenger aircraft. Humphrey descending steps from plane's entrance. Speaks into microphones once on runway. States he is excited about Convention and that the disagreements make it potentially positive. Press all around him.
1968 - Sound - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.. 1968 Democratic Platform Hearings. Large hall, chandeliers. Long shot of row of desks at front of hall at which Democrat delegates sit. Democrat sitting in audience warns against the individual becoming more important than the group. Another calls for policies which make their first consideration the health of U.S.A.. Another calls for the Democrats to initiate a policy of free choice for the Vietnamese Government in relation to a peace deal.
27.8.68 - Sound - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.. Mayor Delaney of Chicago announces that Illinois delegates support Humphrey. Delaney stands with other delegates while speaking. He reads out results of votes from delegates which sees Hubert Humphrey win. Cheers and applause. Three votes for McCarthy and same for McGovern. Warns people not to prevent others for speaking for Humphrey. States that Humphrey will carry out the policies initiated by John F. Kennedy before his death.


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