Meet Your Candidates

Meet Your Candidates
Clip: 363625_1_1
Year Shot: 1960 (Actual Year)
Audio: Yes
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1677
Original Film: 033-085-01
Location: United States
Timecode: 00:27:24 - 00:33:35

Meet Your Candidates Kennedy - Nixon / Meet Your Candidates. (Universal International News) As a public service this factual close-up of the 1960 presidential aspirates, on behalf of the motion picture industry. A montage on the campaign trail of both Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Nixon. Brief speech from both addressing the American public as to why they should vote for them for President. CU television monitors with Kennedy and then Nixon on screen. Candidates shake hands. Exclusive statements for the newsreels are made by both vice-president Richard M. Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy, summing up reasons each feels himself best qualified for office of President of the United States. Both candidates are shown during important moments in their political careers. Kennedy is seen receiving ovation of democratic national convention following his victory on the first ballot. Fourteen-years in Washington six as representative and eight as senator -led to this event he played an active role in committees dealing with labor relations to foreign affairs. At home he shares family life with wife Jacqueline and daughter Caroline. Nixon is hailed by republican national convention as successor to Eisenhower. In enlarged role as vice-president he took part in administration's deliberations and represented the president abroad. He and Khrushchev held publicized 'kitchen debate' in Moscow. Father of two daughters, Tricia and Julie, he was accompanied by wife pat on his campaign tours.