Blue ribbon event of the college rowing crew competition being held at Poughkeepsie in New York. Eight collegiate crew teams participate in the competition. The teams include Cornell Shell, Pacific Coast Boat, Krum Elbow, The Bears from the University of California, Big Red Boat, Western Giants, and the Husky crew team from the University of Washington. Spectators at the shore cheer for their favorites. The teams cross under a railroad bridge.
Players start race in Poughkeepsie, New York. Observation train carrying spectators move. Tough competition between teams. Boats race towards destination point pass under a bridge. Spectators sitting in the train see the race. Navy crew wins the race.
The Poughkeepsie Regatta in the New York, United States. Students of different Universities compete in the crew boat race. Two boats make advance. People watch the race from stands with the help of binoculars. Boats being rowed under a bridge across Hudson river. University of Washington Husky team beats Cornell University for the first position.
U.S. Lieutenant James Doolittle creates a world record in Cleveland, Ohio. Spectators seated in the stands. Lt. James Doolittle in flight and sets a new record of 293 mph in the trials of the Thompson contest at the National Air Races. Lt. Doolittle in front of his plane. A parachutist jumps from the plane. The chute opens and in flight. The parachutist lands safely. A delayed parachute jump. Johnnie Miller of Poughkeepsie performs loops in an autogiro (blend of airplane and early helicopter).
Opening scene shows the White House in Washington, DC. Scene shifts to President Roosevelt seated, ready to address the Nation by radio. View of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. FDR with his entire family posing, in front of the family home "Springwood" at Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt, when Governor of New York, seen in a sail boat, in 1929. FDR in his car at his Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. He is speaking with a man associated with the Institute, who then greets several polio victims in wheel chairs there. Crowds celebrating Roosevelt's election, in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, in 1932. Roosevelt, at the Democratic Headquarters at the Biltmore Hotel on November 8, 1932. He is standing, supported by his son James, as he remarks: "It looks my friends like a real landslide this time." Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol. FDR taking the oath of office on March 4, 1933. A man looking at stock market ticker tape. A group of people raising a National Recovery Administration member flag. Glimpse of "Springwood" and then view of President Roosevelt sitting next to his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. Next, as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sit in the garden, their grandchildren, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie") come past riding horses, with granddaughter Sara, behind them on a pony. FDR pets the pony and talks with Sara. FDR being nominated for a second term as President, in the 1936 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Roosevelt, riding in an inaugural motorcade as he begins an unprecedented 4th term as President in 1941. Glimpse of President and Mrs. Roosevelt in an open car. West point cadets marching in the inaugural parade. Military trucks towing artillery pieces in the parade. President Roosevelt speaking at the dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association at the Willard hotel in Washington, DC, March 15, 1941. He extols the virtues of Winston Churchill and the British people. And he promises that America will supply them with the war materiel they need (This is known as the Lend Lease Speech.)
The 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt with his daughter Anna Roosevelt and granddaughter Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall (sometimes known as Sistie) outside a building circa 1930. Roosevelt holds a cane while leaning against a column and plays with his grandson using the cane. People gather in the convention hall for the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Roosevelt addresses them, speaking of the need to "break foolish traditions" and "to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people." The people applaud.