A horse race at the racing spa in Saratoga Springs, New York. The horse racers prepare to begin the race at the racing spa in Saratoga Springs. Officials seated on the stands. The race begins and the horses race on the track. A few officials look through binoculars. Three race horses moving ahead on the muddy track. The American-bred horse Equipoise with rider Sonny Workman races past the stands and reaches the finishing line. Equipoise, which won the Wilson Stakes, with the rider Sonny Workman on it, beside an official.
War Admiral races with other horses in Saratoga Springs, New york. Scenes of people at inner part of the ground, keenly watching the race and enjoy.
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 commissioning ceremony of USS Saratoga in New York, United States. A large banner with an insignia and 'USS Saratoga (CVA-60)' written on it. U.S. Navy Admiral Felix B. Stump, Admiral W. F. Halsey and other naval officers and civilians seated near a speaker's stand. Cadets in the background. A flag being hoisted on the mast of the ship. Naval officers and civilians salute the flag. A naval officer speaks into a microphone. The civilians watch the ceremony. A fleet of aircraft fly overhead. Commanding Officer of USS Saratoga Captain R. J. Stroh speaks into the microphone. Chief Warrant Officer Moses, Rear Admiral Roscoe Henry Hillenkoetter, C. R. Brown and Vice Admiral F. W. McMahon. Governor of New York William Averell Harriman speaks into the microphone.
American aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York after completing his solo flight around the world in a just under 8 days. People gather in a large number to welcome him. They gather around his aircraft. Scene shifts to streets of New York City where Wiley Post is honored with a ticker tape parade for his Around The World achievement. The aviator seated aboard a jeep passing by. People celebrate and greet him. He is bestowed with the Medal of Valor by New York City Mayor John P. O'Brien. Next segment shows plane of American aviator Roscoe Turner landing, after his record-setting flight from New York to Los Angeles in 10 hours and 5 minutes flying his Wedell-Williams Model 44 (WW-44) aircraft. This won him the 1933 Bendix Trophy. Close view of Roscoe Turner smiling from the cockpit of his aircraft. From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
The commissioning ceremony of USS Saratoga in New York, United States. Dignitaries and officers in a line board USS Saratoga. A band plays aboard the ship. U.S. Navy Admiral Felix B. Stump, Admiral William F Halsey, U.S. Secretary of Navy Charles Thomas and other naval officers board the ship. A board in the background reads 'Home of Scharfer'. The officers converse with each other aboard the ship.