George Herbert Walker Bush speaks to the 1984 Republican National Convention as the nominee for Vice President. Supporters cheer holding banners. Childhood pictures of George W. Bush with his family. He is shown as a fighter in a squadron in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Footage of his rescue by submarine after he is shot down. Footage of Yale University and a photo of Bush wearing a Yale sweatshirt. George H W Bush starting in the oil business in Texas. Shots of oil workers drilling for oil and an offshore platform. A reporter interviews Bush in the 1960's in front of the U.S. Capitol building in the background. Footage of Bush speaking before the United Nations in his role as U.N. Ambassador. Vice President Bush meets Chinese officials. George H. W. Bush with Barbara Bush and their five children, including George W. Bush, as he announces his candidacy for President in 1979. The Vice President with U.S. President Ronald Reagan at Reagan's ranch, in a meeting with Tip O'Neil, and on the steps of United States Capitol building.
Richard Burt, Assistant Secretary for European affairs in the United States. Richard Burt speaks about the June North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers conference of Paris. He speaks about Soviet Union's disagreement about the 1979 decision and to negotiate with them. The other issues to be discussed include development and conditions in Poland.
Aaron Douglas is shown working on a painting. Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1898 - February 3, 1979) was an American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
Anchor in Los Angeles reads news about accident at Three Mile Island nuclear station in Pennsylvania. He gives details of the accident. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report about the accident. Aerial view of the TMI plant. Nuclear Regulatory Commission command post established. Inspection and enforcement trailers parked at the station. Evaluation done by NRC personnel. Pocket dosimeters and Film badges used by NRC staff are shown on table. Man works in a mobile laboratory. NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) member observes coordinated activities at control panel. Members work at NRC communication center. Machines inside the plant. Men stand while daily briefing. Data and information exchanged by members of investigating DOE and state agencies. Environmental briefing visiting personnel at station. Dr. Harold Denton of NRC and Governor of Pennsylvania Dick Thornburgh address journalists.
Activities following accident at Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Technicians in protective dress walk in a room. One technician drinks water. Gauges and machines. Gallery at station. Technician climbs down stairs with a cylinder over his back. Two technicians walk. Room down stairs.
Events following accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania. People gather near the state capitol building in Harrisburg. People hold placards, reading 'RIP TMI'; 'No Nukes' and "Execute Met Ed" . Traffic on road. Dome of the building. Statue over the dome. People stand at the stairs to listen to the speaker of the public meeting against nuclear power station.