A Corvette Stingray drives through the entrance of the Iowa State Fair in 1973. Men, women and children at Iowa state fair. Children with colorful balloons and ice cream. People enjoy rides. View from ferris wheel. Ponies are displayed. Tractor pull. One tractor in tractor pull is dubbed the "Mighty Minnie Yellow Bird" A young woman twirls a flaming baton. African American drummers perform. Rope making is demonstrated. A child rides in a baby carriage. Farm products like apples, corn and pumpkin displayed. Livestock at display in the fair, including dairy cows. Close up of award ribbons at the 1973 Iowa State Fair.
U.S. President Herbert Hoover campaigning in Des Moines Iowa, United States. A banner strung across a main street with image of President Hoover reads "Iowa Welcomes You". The motorcade of the President passes through the streets of Des Moines,Iowa. People stand on both the sides of road to welcome President Hoover. People shower ticker tapes. The President seated in a car waves towards people. The State Capitol building can be seen in the background. The President's motorcade is followed by dissidents who ride in trucks, motorcars and on horseback. Farm workers fill a truck bearing a sign that reads "Hoovers Farm Relief. First - Foreclosure. Then -This". A sign on the back of a truck reads 'In Hoover We Trusted, Now We Are Busted'. Two dissidents ride horses carrying signs just above the horses' tails saying: "Hoover Put Us Here".
President Herbert Hoover on the campaign trail in Des Moines Iowa. A banner across a main street shows his picture and reads "Iowa Welcomes You". A motorcade carrying the President, is accompanied by supporters walking alongside. Spectators on both sides of the streets watch the President pass by. Some confetti can be seen floating in the air. The President waves from his car. The State Capitol building appears in the background. Citizens disappointed with current economic hard times make their feelings known by following the Presidents motorcade in trucks, motorcars and on horseback. Farm workers in a truck send their message on a sign reading "Hoovers Farm Relief. First - Foreclosure. Then -This". A sign on the back of another truck reads 'In Hoover We Trusted, Now We Are Busted'. Two men ride horses carrying signs on the horses' rear ends reading: "Hoover Put Us Here".
WAACS begin their first day with the corps during World War 2. Women exit a clothing warehouse carrying bags of clothing. Women officers of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs), seen wearing uniforms. Beds in a row in a barracks during inspection. Two women officers shaking hands. Women stand in line to go into the mess hall. Women officers eating and drinking in the mess hall, including African American women who eat at segregated tables. Women stand at attention outside in rows. They march together in line.
Farm boys of Texas visit different states of United States. A young farm boy in a corn farm at Iowa. The boy comes to corn crops. He looks at the crops and goes. The farm boys watch Belgian mares near Des Moines. A man leads mares on a track, he leads mare in a field.
Opening scene shows U.S. President Ronald Reagan holding a little girl, and then standing with officials and Secret Service agents, as he prepares to enter a car. Closeup of him smiling. Closeup of President Reagan signing his autograph for spectators in a crowd. Next, Reagan and his wife Nancy are seen on November 4, 1980 waving to supporters at the Century Plaza Hotel, celebrating his election victory as the 40th U.S. President. The President elect says a few words of thanks to them. Views of the crowd cheering. Adopted son, Michael Reagan holds his son Cameron as he and his wife, Colleen Reagan, join Ronald and Nancy Reagan on the stage, followed by daughter Patricia Reagan and son Ron Reagan. The crowd cheers the President elect and his family. At this point the film begins showing images about Ronald Regan's life, starting with baby pictures; his parents; Tampico, Illinois, where he was born; Dixon, where he is seen in a school picture and with boyhood friends. A photograph of "Dutch" Reagan President of his High School Class. Reagan in photo with other members of the Eureka College football team, in Eureka, Illinois. The seal of the college. Pictures of Reagan with college classmates and teammates. Reagan posing in bathing suit when he was swimming team coach. Young Reagan, after graduation, as a sports announcer, sitting at a microphone labeled: "WHO" in Davenport, Iowa. The broadcasting tower of that radio station. A Track and field event taking place. Reagan posing with a pipe in his mouth, at the WHO radio station in Des Moines, Iowa. A baseball game in progress before a full stadium of spectators. In 1937, a Chicago baseball team is seen boarding a ship to a Spring training camp in California. (Narrator states Reagan accompanied them.) Aerial view of buildings at the First National Studios (home of Warner Brothers) in Hollywood. Ronald and Nancy Reagan, circa 1952, being applauded at a gathering when he was President of the Screen Actors Guild. Views of Reagan in U.S. Army uniform. A U.S. Army C-47 aircraft taking off from a field under attack, with fires burning and smoke rising (possibly during Japanese December 7, 1941 attack on installations in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii). U.S. Airmen standing on a ramp next to a Douglas C-47B-1-DL transport aircraft (tail number: 43-16145). What appears to be a ViP version of a B-50 aircraft parked on a ramp with an honor guard at the stairway. Ronald Reagan, in uniform, signing up for active duty. Later, Captain Reagan, U.S. Army Air Forces, is seen with other uniformed men at a gathering in Warner Brothers studios. The entrance of Paramount Pictures studios in Hollywood. A large group of studio employees walking between buildings. Reagan speaking, as President, of the Screen Actors Guild, at an outdoor gathering. Actor Robert Young and film industry executives stand nearby. Reagan, as Chairman of the Motion Picture Industry Council, addresses a dinner gathering of that organization. He is also seen testifying before he House Committee on Un-American activities Committee (HUAC) on October 23, 1947.