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.
A political broadcast, based on the first civil right of every American citizen that is to be free from domestic violence, in the United States prior to the 1968 Presidential Election. Still images show Democratic presidential nominee Hubert Humphrey at the party's convention in Chicago, Illinois. Riots in the United States following assassinations of prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator from New York Robert F. Kennedy, in 1968. U.S. soldiers battling the enemy in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A picture depicting poverty shows a poor family.
Presidential campaign TV commercial for the Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew ticket in 1968. Citizens of United States in view. Richard Nixon with a huge crowd. People shake hands with him. Several people take his photographs. Richard Nixon talks and laughs with people. People carry banners. Banners read 'Nixon', 'Welcome' and 'Nixon for President'. He shakes hands with people across a car. He greets people and waves hands. A child holds United States flag. A huge crowd carries a banner. The banner reads 'Nixon is the one'. The advertisement features a montage of stills of Nixon among supportive crowds, and narration by Nixon asking for involvement by citizens in their country and their government, and asking for their hands in working together.
Self-portrait of Republican nominee Richard Nixon aired during his 1968 presidential run against Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace in the United States. An interviewer asks Richard Nixon what he felt like when he was a boy. Childhood pictures of Richard Nixon. Nixon says he never thought of becoming the President of the United States and wanted to become a railroad engineer. He recounts his past and speaks how he got interested in law and politics.
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 that how he got into becoming a member of U.S. House of Representatives in 1947. Nixon replies that soon after World War II ended some Whittier Republicans approached him about running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives and he accepted. A picture of Nixon during his campaign in 1946. He says America is a great country because American people are competitive and it does not mean competition in the destructive sense. He considers America a great country in terms of competitive people and says that competitive spirit is a great driving force in any nation. And he says it is the reason why politics appeals to him.
A television political advertisement about Richard Nixon in the United States during the 1968 election. Nixon speaking while images of Americans are shown. He talks of America being a great nation. A man with his horse in a desert. A multistory building. An old workman with a map. Different men at work. A workman with his tool. A man lights a hurricane lantern.