U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North testifies before a Joint Congressional Committee formed to investigate the Iran-Contra affair in the United States. Mr. John Nields, Counsel for the Committee, asks Lt. Colonel North about the President's knowledge regarding the deal, and his meeting with the President regarding the same. Mr. Nields further questions the witness about the documentation and memorandums written by him, absence of the President's initials on them, and their approval by the Security Council. Nields then discusses the Admiral's letter dated 7th April 1986, regarding the recommendation to prepare a paper for the President. Lastly he questions the Lt. Col about the shredding of the memorandums on 21st November 1986.
100th Birthday celebration of the Statue of Liberty in the United States. Fireworks around the newly renovated and re-lit Statue of Liberty in New York harbor on July 4, 1986. French President François Mitterrand approaches a podium and says "Happy Birthday United States and Happy Birthday Miss Liberty." U.S. President Ronald Reagan with First Lady Nancy Reagan smile and clap. President Reagan delivers a speech. Chief Justice Warren Burger leads an oath taking ceremony for new U.S. citizens on Ellis Island. Citizens nationwide at different locations take part in the ceremonies and say the Pledge of Allegiance together, including in San Francisco, Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Orange Bowl in Miami and Washington DC. View of tall sailing ships and other boats in New York Harbor. Celebration and fireworks near and around the Statue of Liberty.
Travelogue of southern regions of the United States. Map highlights south regions and Caribbean Islands. Couple seated at picnic table at a State park enjoying a camping trip. The man tends the campfire while the woman writes. A young girl rides a bicycle in a campground, passing by a Recreational Vehicle (RV). A man plays golf at a golf course beside an Atlantic Ocean beach. Aerial view of old plantation style southern home. Women in traditional hoop skirts in front of home. Scenes from a music recording studio. Woman sings at microphone in studio. Technician adjusts levels on recording equipment. Reel to Reel tape making a recording. Dancers dance at a "Country Music USA" show, train passing through a forest. Scenes at amusement park: Flume ride, Roller coaster with loops, Castle at Walt Disney World; Main Street; Monorail, Epcot Center. Rockets, Space Shuttle, hangars and tourist areas at Cape Canaveral of NASA. Person in astronaut flight suit at space center poses with boy and girl visitors. A young woman lying in the sand at a beach tunes her boom box radio, as group plays volleyball behind her on the beach. Low aerial view as speed boat runs on water. Aerial view of Miami Beach and Miami Beach strip areas. A group on the beach getting sailboard lessons. A flamingo close-up. An orca whale pushes a man into the air during a sea aquarium show. Couple receives drinks poolside from a waitress. A couple on a hotel patio overlooking ocean. Men and women dancing at a discotheque or disco or dance club in typical 1980s fashions. People tour marshlands; a group in an airboat; tourists on paddle wheel steam boat Natchez and touring streets of downtown New Orleans Louisiana in horse drawn carriage. People have beignets and coffee at Cafe Du Monde. New Orleans night street scenes and Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs. Footage from boat on a swamp in Cajun country. Cajun restaurant kitchen scene with crawfish etouffee being prepared. Dancing to cajun band.
Presents travelogue of regions of United States. Pictures show sites located in New York, New England and Mid Atlantic States. In Manhattan, views of Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, New York City skyscrapers, plane flying in sky over Manhattan. Monuments, shopping areas, Carnegie Hall, pedestrians in New York City. A trainer teaches aerobics. Times Square and clubs and theaters of Broadway at night with lighted neon signs. Aerials and ground views of skyscrapers in New York City. View of Niagara Falls. Yacht at river in Boston. Buildings in the background. People in boats and outside cafe in Maine or New England, with fishing boats providing Lobster. Horse-drawn carriage, beaches, casinos and State House in Pennsylvania. Amish carriage pulled by a horse on roads in Pennsylvania. View of Atlantic City beach and casinos and hotels. Monuments in Washington DC including White House, Washington Monument, Statue of LIncoln in Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol building viewed from grounds of Washington Monument. View of fossils inside Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Spirit of '76 and space vehicles seen in Air and Space Museum. Planes on tarmac at Washington National Airport with Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument in background. Travelers at airport rental car counters for Hertz and National. Small hotel or Inn in Virginia. Virginia countryside and view of Monticello. People in historic costume on horses, with carriages, and on foot in Colonial Williamsburg.
Map depicts States of the Southwest United States. Montage of small images illustrating aspects of the Southwest. Cowboy herding cattle; Skier stirring up snow on downhill slope; Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Red hills; Cowboy riding bucking horse at rodeo; Saguaro Cactus at sunset; Southwestern cuisine; Native American in traditional costume; Native American crafts; Grand Canyon National Park; A steam locomotive underway;Carlsbad Caverns; Montage of normal-size moving images of Southwest scenes begins. Two riders in western clothes, on horseback, ride across a stream. Views of desert flora (mainly cacti). Sunlit peaks above a dark canyon. Ancient pueblo dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park. Rock formations and snow-covered mountains. A steam locomotive pulling a train and leaving a trail of steam and smoke, in a Southwestern valley. Vacationers riding in an open observation rail car. Coal being shoveled into the locomotive fire box. Passengers taking photographs. Riders competing in bronco busting at a rodeo. Skiers in deep powder snow. Musicians playing, steaks grilling, and customers sipping beer at a restaurant in Park City Utah. Car driving away from rock formations. Visitors in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Native Americans displaying handcraft items on their porch there. Views of visiters perusing the wares and closeups of some items. The Grand Canyon and visitors mounting horses and riding down a trail into the canyon. Riders on horseback reach a group of people who applaud. They prepare an outdoor picnic for the visitors. Couples dancing at a Texas Honky Tonk. Couples square dancing outdoors. Visitors in front of the Alamo, and riding in boats on the San Antonio River in the River Walk area. The skyline of Dallas, Texas. Western fashions in boots, handbags, shoes, and sun glasses. Dallas skyline at night.
FBI director William Webster gives a speech on television in United States. A globe on a table in the background. He talks about the criminal threat for which the Americans need help. He talks about the hostile intelligence threat. He says that the country has made a remarkable progress in the field of science and technology. The Intelligence Officers of the communist countries need the information related to these fields. For this purpose they recruit Americans so that they can find out the secrets. The main Intelligence Officers are the Soviet Intelligence KGB and GRU.