From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.
Live coverage of a speech by U.S. President Richard Nixon about the economy of the United States. A news correspondent reports that President Nixon's announcement regarding economy includes a 60-day price freeze which is followed by falling value of U.S. dollar in the world market, a record increase in gold prices and an increased cost of living. The South Facade of the White House. President Nixon speaks about economy and summarizes positive points saying that the economy is growing in terms of income and jobs. The President talks about the announcement he made in August 1971 and economic progress achieved after that. He says that prices, especially food prices are going higher unacceptably in present period. He says that faced with the rising inflation he has ordered a 60-day freeze on all retail and wholesale prices except for raw agricultural commodities. The President says that wage freeze will not be implemented till wages remain non-inflationary. He further speaks about putting in effect price controls which will control the factors responsible for increase in prices. He says that he has directed the Cost for Living Council to work towards controlling gasoline prices. President Nixon says the actions he has ordered are designed to deal with the rise in the cost of living without jeopardizing the prosperity of American citizens.
Signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971 in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC, United States. U.S. President Richard Nixon walks up to a microphone in the East Room. The President makes remarks. He speaks about the threat of cancer in the United States which killed many people during World War II and after that. He further speaks about the national commitment to the attempt of finding a cure through the National Cancer Act. President Nixon states that the Congress is totally committed to provide funds to ultimately eradicate cancer which is a major cause of death. He speaks that national commitment is different from government commitment because the national commitment involves all voluntary activities. A crowd applauds as President Nixon walks over to a table to sign the National Cancer Act.
Signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971 in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC, United States. President Nixon speaks to audience before signing the National Cancer Act. President Nixon hands out the pen with which he signed the bill. The Chairman of the National Cancer Society gives his remarks on the occasion and shakes hands with President Nixon. President Nixon asks the members of the House, Senators and others to stand for a group photograph. President Nixon say a few words as people line up for a picture. The President sits down to re-enact the signing of the bill. Attendees in the front row behind President Nixon. The crowd applauds as President Nixon leaves the East Room.
Film begins showing location of New York City on a world globe, at the mouth of the Hudson River on the East Coast of the United States. It transitions to an aerial view of the Southern tip of Manhattan Island at the junction of the Hudson and East Rivers and slowly shows views moving Northward along the Hudson River. Piers along the Hudson are visible. Scene shifts to above those piers, looking South at the cluster of Manhattan skyscraper buildings, and beyond to New York Harbor, the borough of Queens, and Brooklyn, and beyond to Long Island in the misty distance. Next the skyscrapers are seen from Queens,across the East River. A large ocean liner is seen underway in New York Harbor, among ferry boats, barges, and tugboats. The Statue of Liberty is seen in the background. An animated map shows regions around New York and traces the Hudson and Mohawk valleys into the Great Lakes. The map is then overlaid with numerous lines representing transportation routes by lend, water, and air. View of Brooklyn Bridge, wharfs, and Manhattan skyline in hazy background. Seagoing freighters loading and unloading at New York's piers. A truck and other cargoes being moved by cranes. Passenger trains moving in the New York city area. View of the famous Beaux-Arts style Penn Station by architects McKim, Mead, and White, at West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, in Manhattan. Train station interior crowded with travelers and commuters. Commercial aircraft taxiing at a New York area airport. Closeup of two young children watching the planes. Passengers deplaning from a large aircraft. Sign for Peruvian International Airways atop an airport building. A Swissair passenger plane being serviced. Passengers boarding a TWA Lockheed Constellation airplane. A family watching airplanes from an airport observation deck. The Lockheed Constellation starting its engines. A Douglas DC-4 aircraft taxis out and takes off, as several boys watch from the observation deck. Closeup of another group of boys watching planes from the observation deck. Aerial view of Manhattan skyscraper buildings from an overflying airplane. Traffic at Times Square. The Astor Hotel at the left and the Times building straight ahead. Several other street scenes in Manhattan, crowded with pedestrians. A view residential apartment houses along Park Avenue. Views of African Americans crowding the sidewalks in Harlem. Views of "Little Italy" in the lower East side of Manhattan, where Italian restaurants and other businesses are seen. Chinatown is seen with some of the business signs in Chinese. A man of Chinese heritage reading a letter. Asian American children playing together in a neighborhood. New high rise apartment buildings are seen replacing older homes in parts of Manhattan. Mothers wheeling their children on sidewalks in one of the new neighborhoods.
Signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971 in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC, United States. Members of the House, Senators and others sit while U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the bill. President Nixon says a few words as he signs the bill. The President shakes hands with the Chairman of National Cancer Society. President Nixon shakes hands with members of the House and the Senators.