A travelogue of Mid West regions of the United States in the mid 1980s. Map highlights Mid West regions. Montage of small images followed by full screen footage. Close up of corn plant stalk and corn field with bright sun behind. Elevated sweeping pan of a farm with corn and wheat fields, barns, and a river behind. Point of view shot in a wheat field at tops of wheat stalks looking far across the field and then focusing on individual wheat stalks. Combine harvester moving in field and harvesting wheat. Next scene shows group of two canoes on a river. A fly fisherman casting with his fly fishing rod and reel into fast moving rapids of a river. A man and a woman hiking; the man helps the woman step over a shallow stream. Two young men playing on a moving water wheel. They stand atop it and try to balance as it spins, and one falls in the water. Flock of white birds ascending from a lake, with a farm and barns in the background. Aerial view of a recreational vehicle camper on a road surrounded by trees with colored leaves in autumn. Aerial view of many lakes surrounded by trees in autumn. Next scene shows airport worker guiding a large TWA jumbo passenger plane as it taxis into a gate at an airport. Scenes inside an airport. Customers at ticket desks and information desks talking to airline agents and workers. A woman speaks in Spanish and provides guidance to a Spanish-speaking family as they look at a map inside the airport. Point of view shot from moving car at night on a highway of the midwest. Street lights illuminating the roadway. Pedestrians and cars in a town or city at night. Cooks wearing white chef hats prepare food in a casual restaurant. A full glass of beer slides across a bar to a patron, from a bartender. Batter Chet Lemon, number 34, hits a ball at a Detroit Tigers baseball game. A young boy in the stands wearing a Detroit Tigers baseball hat. Aerial view of Detoit Tigers baseball stadium lit up at night. View on field a Detroit Lions quarterback dropping back to deliver a pass in a football game. Kent Benson making a shot at a Detroit Pistons basketball game. Brief scene from a professional hockey game. Scenes from a high speed motor boat race as fans watch the race. Track level view of a pit stop underway during a Formula One car race. Scene of a Formula One car losing control during the race an swinging around backward with smoke coming up from tires. Front view of a red sports car (possibly a Pontiac Fiero) in front of a garage turning on its lights. Automatic pop up lights open and shine at the camera position. View of assembly line operations at an automobile factory in the midwest. Work being done by both automated welding machines and men working on the assembly line. Sunrise or sunset view of city of Detroit skyline with skyscrapers, as seen from a boat on the Detroit River. A large cargo vessel then is seen in the foreground as the camera position continues moving . Sunrise or sunset view of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis Missouri. Aerial wide view of downtown Chicago skyline as seen from a low flying aircraft over Lake Michigan. Young people in swimsuits jumping into a large swimming pool in Chicago Illinois, with view of skyline and skyscrapers of Chicago in the background. Two small motor boats underway in a lake cove. A local civic band playing in a small town as the director conducts them. Children march in a small town parade in a midwest American town. More children riding on a float covered with bunting and American flags, likely in an Independence Day parade. View of a tractor driving on a rural midwest road beside farm fields, as seen from a low-flying aircraft. The farmer on the tractor waves. Low flying aerial view of a Greyhound bus driving on a roadway with farm fields on either side.
Damage due to a dust storm in the Midwest United States during the dust bowl and the Great Depression. Farms and buildings are covered with dustbowl dust. Dust piled high up the side of a house. Men digging away dust with bare hands Cattle on a farm. Government workers arriving towards the cattle farm and passing dead cattle. They arrive to buy the cattle. They discuss amongst themselves.
United States Vice President Spiro Agnew addresses a meeting of Republican governors and leaders. His remarks support the words and actions of the President of United States, Richard Nixon. He cites examples from John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill. He expresses his opinion about United States President Richard Nixon. Members of the assembly applaud. He talks about role of satellite news networks like NBC news, CBS news and others, creating doubts in the minds of the American people. He calls for the networks to be more responsible to people and government.
Severe cold in Midwest, United States. Snow covered road in Minnesota. Cars on road. Snow on roofs of houses. Sign board of a hotel besides road. A car covered with snow parked. Car goes through severe fog. A man cleans front screen of car. Car parked on road with heavy snows around it. A man removes snow with a spade. Car goes towards garage of a house. Heavy snow at road.
A tornado hits the Mid West states in the United States. Wreckage of houses in Iowa. Broken chairs and ruins in Wisconsin and Arkansas. Broken roofs and damaged houses in Illinois and Michigan. Ruins of damaged cars. A turned over car. A woman checks her ruined house hold in Indiana. A damaged piano in the house. River Mississippi flows over the danger level. The water flow touches rail tracks. Floods in a town in Minnesota. An officer puts luggage in a truck. People load ice blocks on the truck. Soil erosion on the paths due to ice.
Flood in Midwest United States. Rain brings heavy flood damage. Five Mid Western States ravaged by floods. Buildings surrounded with flood water. Flooded areas of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. Water touches surface of a bridge as a man looks on. Ground flooded with water as people look on.