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.
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.
The greenhouse effect- the scientific concern and its causes global warming discussed in Washington DC. A conference conducted for discussion on the greenhouse effect by scientists. Industries, trains, trucks and various other vehicles emit greenhouse gases in excess which warms the atmosphere. A scientist speaks about the greenhouse effect and the need to reduce emission of certain gases that causes global warming. Views of buildings, thrasher pouring wheats into truck, a city and workers shoveling soil. Another scientist speaks about the need to understand the greenhouse effect. Views of a sunset and a harbor.
Mother Teresa attends the International Health Conference organized by NCIH ( National Council for International Health ) in Washington DC. People seated in the conference. A member of NCIH announces to provide 2 million dollars. One million dollars U.S. contribution approved. Mother Teresa delivers a speech that we bring children from streets and slums and we take care of them and it is a beautiful gift given by God. People applaud and a photographer takes photos of the stage activities.
A patent pending model exhibit in Washington DC. Views of the U.S. Capitol. People walk at a footpath along shops. Patent pending models of invention are displayed. These objects include carding machines, a sewing machine, an improved adding machine, an improved windmill and a sail boat. Men and woman speak during the exhibition.