Governor Ronald Reagan addresses the 1968 Republican National Convention, in Miami Beach, Florida. Governor Ronald Reagan gives a brief speech about leadership, integrity and economy of the United States. He advocates peace through (military) strength, and notes that "we will not accept it as a dispensation of some foreign country." Crowd cheers and clap.
Self-portrait of Republican nominee Richard Nixon aired during his 1968 presidential run against Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace in the United States. An interviewer asks Richard Nixon what sort of a life he lived when he was about 10 years old. He speaks how he used to work on his lemon ranch at that time and later on a service station and says that it was much of work and no play. The interviewer asks how his father and mother met. Nixon responds saying that his father came from Ohio and mother came from Indiana and they met in California. A church. Nixon speaks that his father was a Methodist and his mother a Quaker and they both met in a social church. An old picture of Nixon's father and mother. Nixon speaks more about his Quaker family.
Images of destruction of Black Panter Party National Headquarters Office in 1968, by Oakland, California, police. Black American male image seen through broken window and another through window with gun shot hole in it. "Black Panthers" printed on signs in background. Scenes accompanied by drum beats. Huey P. Newton, one of the Black Panther Party founders speaks about police brutality in Oakland, California, United States. He is speaking from an anteroom adjacent to Oakland Police headquarters. Police officers can be seen in their offices, through windows in the room.
Self-portrait of Republican nominee Richard Nixon aired during his 1968 presidential run against Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace in the United States. A photo showing Richard Nixon's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Nixon and their children, left to right: Harold, who died when he was 23; Donald and Richard, in Yorba Linda, California. Richard Nixon speaks about how devoted and self sacrificing his mother and father were for their children. He calls his family a happy family but also speaks of the difficult times when his brothers Harold and Arthur died from tuberculosis. An old picture of Richard Nixon showing him with his younger and elder brothers. Nixon speaks that a life without any ups and downs can not know the beauty of life in a broader sense. He says that he got his attitude about winning from his football coach Wallace Newman during his college years. A picture of Coach Wallace Newman. A 1934 photograph of Richard Nixon in football gear during his senior year at Whittier College.
Self-portrait of Richard Nixon aired during his 1968 presidential run against Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace in the United States. An interviewer asks Richard Nixon what did he think when he made a decision to run for the President of the United States in 1968. A picture showing Richard Nixon and his wife Pat Nixon. The interviewer asks if he felt any strain on the family. Nixon says he thought of his family first. A picture showing his wife Pat Nixon and daughters Julie Nixon and Tricia Nixon. Nixon calls this presidency more of a challenge in terms of America being involved in the Vietnam War and in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. A photograph shows Richard Nixon with his wife Pat Nixon, daughters Julie and Tricia and Julie's husband David Eisenhower at a beach. He says that present time is different from World Wars I and II because now America is a great power and there should be a best possible leader to lead the nation. Nixon states that America needs a kind of leadership that would obtain peace and avoid war and surrender. A picture of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nixon.
A political broadcast, based on the first civil right of every American citizen that is to be free from domestic violence, in the United States prior to the 1968 Presidential Election. Still images show Democratic presidential nominee Hubert Humphrey at the party's convention in Chicago, Illinois. Riots in the United States following assassinations of prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator from New York Robert F. Kennedy, in 1968. U.S. soldiers battling the enemy in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A picture depicting poverty shows a poor family.