U.S. President Richard Nixon arrives at Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan. Placards held by a crowd display welcome messages for President Nixon and anti-Nixon protest demonstration messages such as, "Impeach Nixon" and "Jail to the Chief." A large crowd cheers for President Nixon. President Nixon delivers a speech and thanks all present. He says 'We can be thankful for the fact that American is at peace with every country after 12 years'. He says that his administration is working for an increase in automobile sales in Saginaw base which affects the whole of Michigan. Around 3:48 he says the shortage of energy (following the October 1973 OPEC oil embargo) is the main reason for decrease in automobile sales and it affects jobs directly. He speaks about his proposals to the Congress for bringing up the automobile sales and increasing the jobs in Michigan. President Nixon talks about a bill which would deregulate natural gas for the production in Michigan which would make gasoline available which is not available at the present. He addresses automobile emissions standards and the need for clean air and a good environment, but also the need for jobs. He calls for relaxing auto emissions standards to allow more automobile production and more jobs. He speaks about alternative energy sources and natural resources which the United States has and can use, including more coal.
U.S. President Richard Nixon delivers a speech at Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan. Placards held by a crowd display welcome messages for President Nixon. President Nixon speaks from a podium. He summarizes problems which the people are facing in Saginaw Bay City and Michigan. He states that there is one way to keep down the cost of living and that is to keep down the cost of government. President Nixon says that only high production can cut down prices. He further talks about a health program which would provide health insurance to the citizens of the U.S. and that the program would not require new taxes. He also speaks about progress to be made in the field of education. Regarding welfare programs, he states that the country needs a welfare program where it is never more profitable for a person to go on welfare than to go to work. President Nixon says that people can always choose the right congressman.
A crowd at Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan awaiting the arrival of U.S. President Richard Nixon. A sign on a building at Tri-City Airport reads 'Welcome President'. The U.S. flag flies in the foreground. Placards held by the crowd. Signs held by the crowd read 'IMPEACH NIXON HE'S EARNED IT', 'GOD LOVES NIXON', 'IMPEACH THE CROOK', 'WE'D STREAK FOR YOU' and 'GAYS FOR NIXON'. A band plays. A sign reads 'Welcome TRI-CITY AIRPORT'.
U.S. President Richard Nixon arrives at Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan. A U.S. Air Force VC-137C SAM 26000 aircraft (Air Force One) taxis on a field. The phrase 'Spirit of 76' printed on the aircraft. President Nixon emerges from the aircraft and waves to a crowd. Nixon greets dignitaries and walk over to greet the crowd. A band plays. American flags held by the crowd.
U.S. President Richard Nixon delivers a speech at Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan. Placards held by a crowd display welcome messages for President Nixon. President Nixon speaks from a podium. He talks about his recent journey to Europe and the wars in which the U.S. was engaged since World War II. He talks about everlasting peace and prosperity in the U.S. without war and inflation. The crowd cheers for him. A band plays. President Nixon gets in his car. The President's car pulls away.
U.S. President Richard Nixon at Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan. Rotor blades of President Nixon's Marine One helicopter are turning. A crowd stands in the foreground. The helicopter warms up. The Marine One helicopter taxis and takes off. The helicopter in flight.