Eleanor Roosevelt championing Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II, as Democratic candidate for President, in 1960, in spite of two prior defeats at the polls. She is seen at an intimate gathering speaking with Stevenson and others. After Stevenson fails to gain the nomination, she supports the Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy (JFK), with whom she is seen. In another scene, Mrs. Roosevelt stands with Kennedy, and Theodore Sorenson, his advisor and speechwriter. She sits with JFK as his political advisers stand behind them. October 31, 1962, Adlai Stevenson is seen informing the public that Mrs. Roosevelt is gravely ill. She dies on November 7, 1962. On November 10th 1962, mourners, including: Laura Delano, Nelson Rockefeller, Adlai Stevenson, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ralph Bunche,Theodore Sorenson, and Robert Wagner are seen walking across a snowy churchyard in Hyde Park,at her funeral. They are followed by Former President, Harry Truman, with wife, Bess and daughter, Margaret. A moment later, President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy arrive, accompanied by Secret Service Agents. A NY State Trooper salutes as they walk past to enter the chapel. Mourners gather around the bier as clergy officiate for the burial at Springwood, in Hyde Park. Closeup shows President Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, and former President Truman standing together. The eulogy by Adlai Stevenson is heard as a montage of Eleanor Roosevelt images is seen. On April 23, 1963, signs Congressional Act, chartering the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. He speaks about it outside the White House.
A train collision in Japan. Rescue workers probe the wreckage as they search for survivors after three trains collided in Japan. The damaged train and debris spread around. The damaged buildings and belongings of passengers on ground. The dead bodies in coffins at a morgue. Women pray at a Buddhist temple.
Many well-dressed Japanese visitors walking past the American pavilion at a Trade Fair in Osaka, Japan. Some sit on the ground to rest. The flags of U.S. and Japan fly side-by-side on tall poles, in front of the pavilion. Many Japanese visitors entering the pavilion. At the entry, the pavilion is decorated with beautiful landscaping including a pool and fountains, together with flowers and decorative plantings. A little Japanese girl poses (unsmiling) in front ot the some flowers and plants.
Scenes from 1962 World Series baseball action in the United States. San Francisco Giants meet the New York Yankees. Chuck Hiller, a Giants player makes the first National league grand slam ever in World Series play. New York Yankee Tom Tresh gets a 3 run home run in game 5. As play shifts to San Francisco, it rains for a long time delaying continuation of the series. Giants Willie McCovey hits one to Yankee Bobby Richardson for the final out and the New York Yankees win the World Series. Footage from a newsreel released December 24, 1962.
Newsreel clip on baseball's 1962 All-Star Game in Washington -- the first of two played that year. View of new D.C. Stadium packed to capacity for the game. A woman wearing a hat with '1962 All Star Game' written on it. U.S. President John F. Kennedy, a known baseball fan, throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Game begins, scoreless for five innings. In the sixth, Hall of Famer Stan Musial hits a single to right field. Maury Wills comes in to run for him, steals second, then scores on a hit by the Pittsburgh Pirates' Dick Groat. President Kennedy and officials seated near him cheer. Groat scores on an infield hit. Racially mixed crowd watches the action. Billy Moran and Rich Rollins of the American League get hits, then Roger Maris of the Yankees hits a long blast to deep center field -- but Willie Mays catches it against the center field wall. Kennedy, wearing sunglasses and smiling, munches on some peanuts. In the seventh, Wills gets on base, advances from first to third on a single, and scores sliding into home on a fly ball in foul territory. Announcer notes Kennedy stayed until the end of the game. Mays catches the final out in center field. The National League wins the game 3-1.
The 1962 World's Fair opens in Seattle. Crowds gather at a stadium on the fair grounds as President John F. Kennedy remotely releases balloons via a telegraph key and phone connection while in his office. Nine aircraft in formation fly overhead. Views of the cable cars at the Word's Fair. Aerial view from cable car of the 1962 Word's Fair.