Yankees and Dodgers meet on the 50th anniversary of baseball's World Series. Fan holds up official series program. Fans pour into Yankee Stadium; man in Yankees jacket takes tickets. Managers Casey Stengel of the Yankees and Chuck Dressen of the Dodgers shake hands in dugout before the game. Baseball commissioner Ford Frick chats with Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley in the stands. Starting pitchers Allie Reynolds for the Yankees and Carl Erskine for the Dodgers pose for cameras. Yankees' Hank Bauer seen in close up before hitting run-scoring triple. Yankees' Billy Martin seen in closeup before hitting three-run triple. (Note: Martin would be named the MVP of this series.) Dodger fans look disgruntled until Dodgers come back to tie game with a home run by George Shuba and two-run single by Carl Furillo. But Yankees' Joe Collins put his team back in front with a home run.
Newsreel clip highlighting the New York Yankees' victory in the 1953 Baseball World Series over Brooklyn Dodgers (their fifth consecutive championship). Highlights from game two: Mickey Mantle of the Yankees hits a two-run homer off Preacher Roe to drive the Yankees to victory and put them up two games to none in the Series. Older woman bounces and cheers in stands. Game three: at Ebbets Field, Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella drives a home run to left field off Vic Raschi, Dodgers win. Fan in sunglasses cheers. Game four: Duke Snider (seen in closeups) hits double, home run and double to lead the Dodgers to victory and even up the Series at 2-2. Black, white Brooklyn fans cheer. Game five: Mickey Mantle (seen in closeup) hits a grand slam to squelch Dodger hopes. Game six: the Dodgers' Carl Furillo hits a two-run homer in the ninth inning to tie the game, but the Yankees' Billy Martin singles up the middle in the bottom of the ninth to score Hank Bauer and win it for the Yankes. Fans cheer as Yankees celebrate on the field. (Note: The first World Series was held in 1903. So this was the 50th anniversary of that sporting event.)
The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. ABC news correspondent Quincy Howe speaks during the debate and asks Vice President Richard Nixon to give his closing statement. Vice President Nixon opposes Senator Kennedy's statement that American is standing still. He says more houses and classrooms have been built, there has been a progress in civil rights and progress in field of slum clearance in Eisenhower's Administration which is more than in the previous administration. He says the United States should extend freedom to the world. He says that there were eleven dictators in Latin America in 1953 and now there are only 3 left. Nixon also talks about free government in Africa. He says that America will move ahead with the kind of leadership that we can provide in these years ahead. Correspondent Quincy speaks. He says that the opening statements by both candidates ran eight minutes each. The closing statements ran four minutes, thirty seconds. The order of speaking was reversed from their first joint appearance, when they followed the same procedure. A panel of newsmen questioned each candidate alternately. The first discussion dealt only with domestic policy. This one dealt only with foreign policy. As members of a new political generation, Vice President Nixon and Senator Kennedy have used new means of communication to pioneer a new type of political debate.
Exterior views of United Nations headquarters building in New York City. World map showing NATO member countries shaded dark. Distant view of U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC with an American flag flying in the foreground. Following Presidential election of 1952, Dwight D Eisenhower takes oath of office as President in January 1953, surrounded by other dignitaries. Scenes from end of World War 2 with U.S. Army forces in Paris and happy celebrating French people welcoming the U.S. military and other Allied forces. Close up view of faces of U.S. Army troops marching beside Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Parisians cheer and smile. A French woman kisses an American soldier. Aerial view of Statue of Liberty in New York as a troop ship is arriving in New York Harbor with soldiers returning from World War 2. Soldiers disembark the troop carrier ship. Cunard sign on gang plank. Young American men enrolled in American colleges. A college square area. Inside, a professor instructs college students in class. American students work in a University science laboratory with beakers, vials, burners, and microscope. Young veterans of the war who have returned to be farmers are seen on their farms working. American farmer works in field with a tractor. Views of various church buildings and church spires in American towns and cities. American men,women and children in church and clergy at altar circa 1950.
A biographical documentary shows the life of Dwight David Eisenhower who was the President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Dwight David Eisenhower and officers salute. Others stand near him. Eisenhower with his wife Marie Geneva Doud Eisenhower and his child. He walks with his wife. Soldiers holding flags salute. Dwight David Eisenhower in a car salutes them. He sits with a woman. In 1948 he is appointed as the President of Columbia University in New York. He walks with other professors. He is being honored and appointed as the president by other personnels. He addresses the students. In Washington: A plane taxis. Dwight David Eisenhower comes out of a car. Cameramen click pictures. Dwight David Eisenhower wearing a hat stands. He enters a building. He opens his coat. He is greeted by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The United States Capitol building.
Segment of U.S. Information Agency film describing its world-wide operations. Map shows 217 overseas posts in 17 countries, of the USIA (also known abroad, as the U.S. Information Service). Animated map zooms in on one post, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aerial view of Sugar Loaf Mountain overlooking the harbor and city. Street scene in Rio. USIA Public Affairs Officer, William A. Wieland, is seen walking along a sidewalk in the city. Next he is seen in the office of Ambassador James S. Kemper, briefing him about USIA activities. View of the Brazilian Foreign Office building. Mr. Wieland meets with the Chief of the Cultural Division there. Book stacks in the USIA Thomas Jefferson Library in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Wieland conferring with a librarian. He is also seen at the USIA broadcast facility in the U.S. Embassy. Film shifts to street scene in Cebu, the Philippines. A building displaying American and Philippine flags, is labeled: " United States Information Service." Inside, and American and a Filipino worker give bundles of literature to local workers for distribution. One, a bus driver, carries his bundle onto his open-sided bus, displaying the name, "Cebu, Autobus." He waves as he drives away. The USIA Public Affairs Officer is seen visiting the Mayor of Cebu City, Vincente S. del Rosario; giving a news release to the editor of a newspaper; broadcasting on local radio;and socializing with local editors. USIA drive a mobile movie van into a remote village where many children are playing. They set up a screen and projector. Almost everyone in town attends the showing. Scene shifts to USIA headquarters building at 1778 Pennsylvanis Avenue,in Washington, DC. Director Theodore Streibert holds a staff meeting. View of President Eisenhower addressing U.S. public media leaders about confronting the Soviet Union with truthful information about the U.S. and the West, on April 16, 1953,in Washington, DC. A USIA technician transmitting text of the speech to its public affairs officers around the world. Views of newspapers carrying the story in Paraquay, Ireland,Algeria, and Burma. The President's speech was printed in a pamphlet entitled "The Peace We Seek," ahd sent abroad where it was translated into Arabic,Japanese, Persian, and 20 other languages. Four million copies were distributed. Posters about the speech were also distributed.