Self-portrait of Richard Nixon aired during his 1968 presidential run against Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace in the United States. An interviewer asks Richard Nixon what did he think when he made a decision to run for the President of the United States in 1968. A picture showing Richard Nixon and his wife Pat Nixon. The interviewer asks if he felt any strain on the family. Nixon says he thought of his family first. A picture showing his wife Pat Nixon and daughters Julie Nixon and Tricia Nixon. Nixon calls this presidency more of a challenge in terms of America being involved in the Vietnam War and in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. A photograph shows Richard Nixon with his wife Pat Nixon, daughters Julie and Tricia and Julie's husband David Eisenhower at a beach. He says that present time is different from World Wars I and II because now America is a great power and there should be a best possible leader to lead the nation. Nixon states that America needs a kind of leadership that would obtain peace and avoid war and surrender. A picture of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nixon.
History of Czechoslovakia from 1919 to 1968 depicts lives of its people and various crisis. Clip shows combination of still images and moving images, with background of Czech musical soundtrack. A burning Nazi plane shot by Soviet military during World War II. Soviet Red Army marches in Prague, Poland in May 1945 to rescue from German occupation and atrocities. People destroy Nazi emblems and symbols from buildings. People assemble in large numbers on roads and cheer for the incoming Soviet troops and tanks. Civilians of Czechoslovakia during normal life after World War 2. Workers in mines, farmers in field and women work in houses. Spread of communism and communists make a star formation during a rally in Prague (sometimes called the Prague Spring). President Edvard Benes in 1948 signs pact with Soviet government. Photos of Soviet General Joseph Stalin and other Soviet leaders in his office. Various Presidents and leaders of Czechoslovakia during the 1950s. Military and civilian communist groups march on streets in 1956. Czech Skoda automobile production factory scenes in mid 1960s. Workers work in factories and shops till night hours. A Czech textile factory scene. Czech men and women in 1960s fashions enjoying mugs of beer. Several scenes with Alexander Dubček, (Alexander Dubcek), then Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Brezhnev arrive for meeting with Dubček. Smiling Czech people walk in cities and at a cafe during liberalization measures. Soviet and Warsaw Pact tanks, armored vehicles, infantry and aircraft start their occupation ending the Prague Spring in Prague, Bratislave and other cities in August 1968. Civilians argue with Soviet troops and demonstrate in streets. Large crowd of civilians watch the retreating Soviet forces from Czechoslovakia in 1968. Red Army met with agitation and resistance on streets by civilians. Soviet troops fire at some demonstrating civilians.
Soviet aircraft and missiles in the Soviet Union. A guided missile cruiser at a sea. A surfaced submarine underway at the sea off the coast of the Soviet Union. A Soviet P-5 Pyatyorka missile also known as the SS-N-3 Shaddock being launched from aboard the surfaced submarine. A Soviet destroyer launches a Soviet P-1 missile also known as SS-N-1 Scrubber missile.
Richard Nixon political commercial on television in the United States. Voice over states that Nixon is the best candiate to speak for America. Still image scenes include a crowd of Americans gathered. The crowd marches. Leaders of several foreign countries including Leonid Brezhnev of the Soviet Union and Fidel Castro of Cuba . Two telephones on a table. Many microphones on stands. The President's official seal. The White House in Washington DC.
The Moscow summit between the U.S. and USSR in Moscow, Russia. Pictures depict the tribes and people of America. People pack the pictures in a box for the visit of the Soviet Union people. Some pictures of the Russian art. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev visits the United States. People on the street to receive him. The U.S. Secretary of State George Pratt Shultz and his wife visit Russia. People greet them. Gorbachev and the U.S. president Ronald Reagan at a summit in Washington DC. Americans at the summit. Animation depicts the merging of cultures between the two nations and the exchange of magazines. American rock star Billy Joel and his group perform in the Soviet Union on New Year's eve. Cultural exchange between the two countries includes a piano performance of Horowitz in Moscow and a ballet performance in the United States by the Bolshoi Ballet. An exchange program at school level. Soviet children at an American outdoors ropes and climbing activity during an exchange program. The talks held to discuss vital issues in New York. People sit in an amphitheater with officials at a Chautaqua Talk in 1987. The people of the Soviet Union watch an "Information USA" touring exhibit in the Soviet Union that presents American culture. A young Russian boy speaks about his interest in American culture. People watch a science exhibition. Astronauts of the USA and Soviet Union in a spacecraft. Collaboration of the two nations to protect the ozone layer. Officials of the two nations sign an agreement relating to the nuclear power plants. George Shultz, the U.S. secretary of State, inaugurates a system that communicates nuclear dangers. A woman in the communication room. Food grain supplied to the Soviets. Soviet Union tanks and soldiers in Afghanistan. Soldiers walk on a street. American journalist Nicholas Daniel disembarks a plane after his release. The view of the American Embassy. Mikhail Gorbachev with U.S. President Ronald Reaga
Soviet aircraft and missiles in the Soviet Union. A Soviet MI-10 helicopter also known as Harke in flight as it carries a bus between landing gear. Men look on as a Soviet MI-6 helicopter also known as Hook in flight as it carries a radio tower in a sling.