President Ronald Reagan addressing people at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. Large crowd gathers. People stand with the United States flags. Dignitaries on the platform. The flags on the platform. President comes at the podium to give a speech in front of the crowd. Crowd applauds. He talks about the 1971 agreement and that the Eastern and Western part of the city should work together for its overall development. He talks about the removal of the wall, International cooperation and about the air service to Berlin to be made more commercial and easier. He also says that the U.S. is always ready to help Berlin. He suggests programs to be organized for the young citizens of Berlin and that the 1988 Olympics should be organized in Berlin.
Burlesque dancer Sally Rand (Hattie Helen Gould Beck) and her dance troupe perform the Bubble Dance at the San Diego Expo (the California Pacific International Exposition) in Balboa Park in 1935. Ms. Rand and her dancers perform at a fountain of the Plaza del Pacifico, with the California State Building in the background (which became the San Diego Automotive Museum in 1988)
American President Ronald Reagan is seen in the the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, from where He delivers a New Year's greeting to the people of the Soviet Union. He is seated in front of a fireplace mantle decorated with holly. A large poinsettia plant sits in front of the fireplace. The American flag is displayed to his right. The President describes the ways typical American families celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. He mentions the U.S.Presidential election scheduled for next year (1988). Reagan notes that he and General Secretary Gorbachev signed the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, last month and hope to meet again, in a few months, in Moscow. He alludes to Soviet and American representatives in Geneva discussing a 50 percent reduction in strategic nuclear weapons suggests they may have a treaty ready to sign in Spring. President Reagan notes that America and the Soviet Union have the opportunity to develop a defensive shield against ballistic missiles, and that the U.S. intends to pursue the possibility that technology offers. In other matters, the President speaks of expanding contacts and communications between our two countries. He mentions Human rights and human dignity. He expresses concern about senseless conflicts in a number of regions. He closes by wishing the Soviet people a Happy New Year. (Note: President Reagan's message was recorded on December 23, 1987, in the White House and broadcast on January 1, 1988.)
An international ballet competition held in the United States. Flags of various countries. A woman performs ballet. A woman speaks about 35 nations participants in the ballet competition. Audience seated in a hall. A group performs on a stage. An announcer speaks. A pair performs ballet. A contestant of the competition speaks. The prize is given to the winner.
Opening scene shows closeup of a large illuminated Red Star displayed during New Year holidays atop Nikolskaya Tower in the Kremlin. It is seen again, from Red Square, along with Kremlin wall. A light snow covers evergreen trees in foreground. The General Secretary of the communist party of Soviet Union Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev speaks on world net telecast in Moscow, Soviet Union. He begins his remarks by saying: "Ladies and gentleman, friends, as we celebrate the New Year, I am glad to address the citizens of the United States of America and to convey to you season's greetings and best wishes from all Soviet people." He speaks of the improving interactions and relations between "our two peoples." Among other things, he states: "Human life is equally priceless, whether in the Soviet Union, the United States, or in any other country. So, let us spare no effort to affirm peace on Earth. He finishes by saying: "In concluding this New Year address to the people of the United States of America, I wish peace, happiness, and joy to every American family. A happy New Year to all of you."
United States Joint Chiefs of staff pose for formal portrait in Washington D.C., United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff seated at the table for a formal portrait. Officers seated at the table from the left; General Fred C. Weyand, United states Army, General David C. Jones. United States Air Force, General George S. Brown, United States Air force, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Admiral James L. Holloway, United States Navy, General Robert E. Cushman, United states Marine Corps, Operations deputies stand in the background. Lieutenant General Donald H. Cowles, United States Army, Lieutenant Huyser, United States Air Force, Vice Admiral Train, United states Navy, Vice Admiral Tailey, United States Navy, Lieutenant General Beckington, United States Marine corps. United States Secretary of Defense, James R. Schlesinger, Deputy Secretary William P. Clements and Joint Chiefs of Staff at a conference table. Secretary Schlesinger smokes a pipe and speaks to General Brown. A man clicks a picture.