The fourth presidential election debate between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon on 21st October 1960 in in New York, United States. News correspondent Quincy Howe speaks prior to the fourth Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate. Mr. Howe reads out the rules and conditions under which the candidates will proceed. He says that Senator Kennedy will make the second opening statement and the first closing statement. Vice President Nixon speaks about the present issue in the United States which is keeping peace without surrender. The peace which is threatened by international communist movements. Nixon says that the United States has to learn from mistakes made in past. He relates to this by mentioning the period of the Iron Curtain in Europe and during the Korean War. Nixon says that situation in President Dwight Eisenhower's administration is reversed. He says that the United States made errors in the past in misjudging the Communists, applying same rules of conduct that are applied to the leaders of the free world. Nixon mentions East-West Paris summit conference of 1960 and Eisenhower's policy regarding Formosa Straits. Nixon speaks that that United States should increase its military strength to high level regardless of what potential opponents have and if any surprise attack is launched, the United States can destroy their war-making capacity. Nixon further says that American policies of military strength, economic strength, and diplomatic firmness will keep the peace without surrender.
Map of United States showing location of a power plant of Connecticut. A woman in 1960's dress (Leslie Franzos) dances happily in her living room in front of a window air conditioner. Electric supply lines and power plants showing growth in the sector. Sunset and a graph with wavy lines depicting the limitation of non-renewable sources of power. Views of coal and oil production, pipeline, and transportation facilities including rail trains moving on tracks. Narrator describes fossil fuel supplies as abundant but finite. 1960's woman dances in front of graph depicting rising power demand through the decades ahead. Animation of names of various electricity producing companies. Model of the nuclear power plant of the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company. 1960's fashion woman dances in front of model holding blueprints. Animation of map showing location of the plant. Aerial view of actual site of the plant. Sketch of the plant. Animated model of the functioning reactor and cooling system to be used by the plant. A submarine with reactor fitted. Pictures of nuclear power plants in use at Rowe Massachusetts and Shippingport Pennsylvania. Knobs and on-off of lights on a panel. View of interior control room at the Yankee Rowe nuclear power station. Group of executives in suits touring the Yankee Rowe nuclear plant grounds. Design architect at desk in an office reviews blueprints for nuclear plant.
The 1960 Presidential Election in the United States. Interiors of a building show NBC News and CBS News Election Tracking headquarters operations. Board tracking the election result returns. A man behind a camera. Many news employees inside the building. The men preparing to broadcast the results of the elections. Interiors of a television network headquarters shows men and women at tabulating machines and electronic computers. A huge crowd gathered at the Republican Party headquarters. A few men and women beside a tally board updating election results. People in the crowd looking at a board. The board showing Presidential candidates Richard Nixon's and John F. Kennedy's count of votes in states Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and several other states. A woman in the crowd looking through binoculars. The figures show Kennedy leading. The moving ticker bulletin board in Times Square, New York City, is shown reading "Kennedy Overcomes Slow Start, Pulls ahead of Nixon" as the counting continues. The Times Square moving bulletin reads 'Kennedy wins Connecticut's 8 Electoral votes, Sweeps all'. A crowd cheering and shouting 'We Want Kennedy'. The bulletin reading 'Kennedy leads in 17 states with 192 electoral votes'. A CBS news worker beside a map showing the states and the position of Republican and Democratic candidates in each state. A bulletin reading 'Kennedy stage see-saw battle in Virginia'. Men inside the television network headquarters. Close up view of a camera being used to film the television news broadcast. A board showing position of the candidates in the election.
Aquarama 1960 at the World's Fair Grounds in New York, United States. Diver champions follow a precision routine as they dive into the pool making beautiful formations at the Aquarama 1960. A comedy routine featuring Sid Kenaly shows the manner in which one should not dive.
Civilians and the government officials work towards strengthening economy after Great Depression. Scenes from the Great Depression: Idle factories and signs "No men wanted." Homeless and unemployed men sleep on benches and holes are shown in the shoes. Unemployed workers in a soup line receiving food aid. Wooden shanties and shacks for housing of people in the Depression. A black woman seated outside a simple tent for her house. A young girl holds her baby sibling while seated on a rusty bunk bed as the infant child cries. Tired looking children during the depression. Sad looking woman seated on a bed rocks a baby. Scene change to 30 years later in mid 1960's. Aerial view of modern highway interchange with traffic on roads. Surveyors at work. Scientists work in laboratory. Doctors examine patients. Arm of person wearing a "Polio Vaccine Volunteer" armband. Children in line to receive polio vaccine. A girl gets a polio shot. Ferris wheel at a fair goes around. American citizens at a picnic enjoy foods assembled on tables. Communist troops march on street in East Germany parade and East German people wave small flags in review stand. Traffic on the main roads of a small American town, with a police officer directing traffic. Shops seen along roadside. Views of American farmers and scientists at work. Farmer on tractor and on harvester machines. Women work in a factory assembling machines. 1950s and 1960's cars in parking lot and woman shopper with cart. Women work in clerical jobs in an office. Nurses in classroom. Early computer technology; large electronic devices and many wires; lights and mechanical switches on electronic equipment. Reel to reel tape recorder or data recorder. Factory shipment floor with goods on belt. President John F Kennedy signs Manpower Development and Training Act in 1962. Golden Gate bridge from shore and from moving vehicle. Bridge construction workers handle tossed hot rivet. Boy watches dam construction workers. Boys running outside school. Boy and farmer in cornfield.
The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. ABC News correspondent Quincy Howe allows CBS News correspondent Walter Cronkite to ask a question to Vice President Nixon. Mr. Cronkite asks Vice President Nixon if the Eisenhower Administration was suppressing a report by the United States Information Agency that shows a decline in United States prestige overseas as pointed by Senator Kennedy. Vice President Nixon replies and talks about Sputnik Program launched by the Soviet Union. He further compares the United States and the Soviet Union in terms of education and science. He speaks about UN General Assembly votes called on the Soviet Union to end its Hungarian intervention in 1956 and relates to American prestige. Senator Kennedy says that he did not make most of the statements that Vice President Nixon said he has made and he refers to the first one about Sputnik Program launched by the Soviet Union. Senator Kennedy refers to slums in the United States and talks about support housing legislation which the Eisenhower's Administration has opposed and also speaks about scientists and engineers United States has produced in comparison to the Soviet Union. He further says they were the first in other areas of science but in space, which is the new science, they are not the first