Governor Huey Long nicknamed 'Kingfish' lashes out at critics in Louisiana. He still reigns strong in Louisiana. From a February 11, 1960 Newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong in the United States. Armstrong speaking during an interview. He says that he was born in 1900, in "James Alley." (He was actually born in 1901.) A large crowd in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. A large float in the parade. highlights of Louis's life. Louis Armstrong's childhood home, shortly before it was demolished in the mid-1960s. In 1901, Louis Armstrong is born on August 4th, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Mary (Mayann) and William Armstrong. A photograph of Louis with his mother, Mayann, and sister, Mama Lucy (Beatrice), c. 1922. View of the French Quarter in New Orleans, with characteristic ironwork and porches. A horse carriage and a vehicle moving down a city street. A view of Louis Armstrong's teachers Bunk Johnson, Joe 'King' Oliver and others. Louis Armstrong says that he has played with all the best musicians. Louis Armstrong seated with a trumpet in his hand and other musicians standing beside him.
The assassination of United States Senator Huey Pierce Long from Louisiana in 1935. A past event shows Long standing with a woman outside a building. People gather in a large number for the funeral of Long. Soldiers march.
The fourth presidential election debate between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon on 21st October 1960 in in New York, United States. News correspondent Quincy Howe speaks prior to the fourth Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate. Mr. Howe reads out the rules and conditions under which the candidates will proceed. He says that Senator Kennedy will make the second opening statement and the first closing statement. Vice President Nixon speaks about the present issue in the United States which is keeping peace without surrender. The peace which is threatened by international communist movements. Nixon says that the United States has to learn from mistakes made in past. He relates to this by mentioning the period of the Iron Curtain in Europe and during the Korean War. Nixon says that situation in President Dwight Eisenhower's administration is reversed. He says that the United States made errors in the past in misjudging the Communists, applying same rules of conduct that are applied to the leaders of the free world. Nixon mentions East-West Paris summit conference of 1960 and Eisenhower's policy regarding Formosa Straits. Nixon speaks that that United States should increase its military strength to high level regardless of what potential opponents have and if any surprise attack is launched, the United States can destroy their war-making capacity. Nixon further says that American policies of military strength, economic strength, and diplomatic firmness will keep the peace without surrender.
Map of United States showing location of a power plant of Connecticut. A woman in 1960's dress (Leslie Franzos) dances happily in her living room in front of a window air conditioner. Electric supply lines and power plants showing growth in the sector. Sunset and a graph with wavy lines depicting the limitation of non-renewable sources of power. Views of coal and oil production, pipeline, and transportation facilities including rail trains moving on tracks. Narrator describes fossil fuel supplies as abundant but finite. 1960's woman dances in front of graph depicting rising power demand through the decades ahead. Animation of names of various electricity producing companies. Model of the nuclear power plant of the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company. 1960's fashion woman dances in front of model holding blueprints. Animation of map showing location of the plant. Aerial view of actual site of the plant. Sketch of the plant. Animated model of the functioning reactor and cooling system to be used by the plant. A submarine with reactor fitted. Pictures of nuclear power plants in use at Rowe Massachusetts and Shippingport Pennsylvania. Knobs and on-off of lights on a panel. View of interior control room at the Yankee Rowe nuclear power station. Group of executives in suits touring the Yankee Rowe nuclear plant grounds. Design architect at desk in an office reviews blueprints for nuclear plant.
Travelogue of southern regions of the United States. Map highlights south regions and Caribbean Islands. Couple seated at picnic table at a State park enjoying a camping trip. The man tends the campfire while the woman writes. A young girl rides a bicycle in a campground, passing by a Recreational Vehicle (RV). A man plays golf at a golf course beside an Atlantic Ocean beach. Aerial view of old plantation style southern home. Women in traditional hoop skirts in front of home. Scenes from a music recording studio. Woman sings at microphone in studio. Technician adjusts levels on recording equipment. Reel to Reel tape making a recording. Dancers dance at a "Country Music USA" show, train passing through a forest. Scenes at amusement park: Flume ride, Roller coaster with loops, Castle at Walt Disney World; Main Street; Monorail, Epcot Center. Rockets, Space Shuttle, hangars and tourist areas at Cape Canaveral of NASA. Person in astronaut flight suit at space center poses with boy and girl visitors. A young woman lying in the sand at a beach tunes her boom box radio, as group plays volleyball behind her on the beach. Low aerial view as speed boat runs on water. Aerial view of Miami Beach and Miami Beach strip areas. A group on the beach getting sailboard lessons. A flamingo close-up. An orca whale pushes a man into the air during a sea aquarium show. Couple receives drinks poolside from a waitress. A couple on a hotel patio overlooking ocean. Men and women dancing at a discotheque or disco or dance club in typical 1980s fashions. People tour marshlands; a group in an airboat; tourists on paddle wheel steam boat Natchez and touring streets of downtown New Orleans Louisiana in horse drawn carriage. People have beignets and coffee at Cafe Du Monde. New Orleans night street scenes and Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs. Footage from boat on a swamp in Cajun country. Cajun restaurant kitchen scene with crawfish etouffee being prepared. Dancing to cajun band.