The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. NBC News correspondent John Chancellor asks a question to Senator Kennedy in relation with U.S. relations with the Soviet Union. Correspondent Chancellor asks if Russians have resumed testing of nuclear devices as per news from Atomic Energy Commission of Washington and if the U.S. would resume its own nuclear testing in 1961. Senator Kennedy replies to the question and says that the next President of the United States should make one last effort to secure an agreement on the cessation of nuclear tests. He mentions the Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments from 1932-1934 held in Geneva, Switzerland. Kennedy says that he believes the effort should be made once more by who so ever is elected the President of the United States. Senator Kennedy says that if they fail in making the effort, the responsibility will be clearly on the Russians and then they'll have to meet their responsibilities for the security of the United States, and they may have to test underground. He says that there may be testing in outer space. Senator Kennedy says that he is most concerned about the whole problem of the spread of atomic weapons. ABC News correspondent Quincy Howe asks the Vice President to comment. Vice President Nixon says that the Soviet Union is filibustering. He says further that the elected president should immediately make a time table to break Soviet filibustering.
Delegates speak at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Miss Mary Wooley, the only woman delegate from U.S. speaks for the rights of women of America.
Shows Da Matta of Portugal reading Portuguese government's statement at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Maksim Litvinoff of Russia makes his speech at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.He defines League's peaceful means of negotiation as "an honorable historical" gesture.
Scenes of events, before the League of Nations Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Delegates in the crowded assembly hall and on street. Public and press gather at the event in large numbers. The delegates include League of Nations President Richard Sandler, French Foreign Minister Jean Barthou, Disarmament Conference President Arthur Henderson, Czechoslovakian Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Benes and Irish President Eamon De Valera.
Documentary of the League of Nations titled 'Message from Geneva'. British policy towards League & its operational functions. Exterior view of houses of the Parliament and Big Ben. Speech of King Edward VIII, regarding opening of Parliament and League of Nations. Exteriors of BBC Broadcasting House in London and Post Office Headquarters. Man on telephone arrange radio broadcast from League of Nations in Geneva. Map shows post office radio land lines across Europe. Radio engineers prepare circuits. View of Canterbury Cathedral. Montage illustrates route from Geneva to England. BBC radio broadcast technicians at desks in London, switch to Geneva. Broadcaster in front of microphone in Geneva speaks.