Telephone conversation between U.S. President Richard Nixon and the astronauts of Apollo 11, while they are on the moon, July 20th, 1969. President Nixon seated at a desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC, United States. Technicians setting up video cameras. Nixon talks over a phone. Men setting up a monitor screen. Flickering moving images of the astronauts beside the Lunar Lander, on the surface of the moon. A camera focuses in on a document titled: DRAFT 'Talk to men on the moon' on the desk. The opening sentence reads: "This is an epic day in the history of man." A split image on the screen shows President Nixon talking and the astronauts on the moon. President Nixon talking to an astronaut on a phone at his desk in the Oval Office. Picture of "Earthrise" as seen from the moon, on wall in the Oval Office. NASA Astronaut, Frank Borman,who commanded the Apollo 8 mission,in 1968, comes before the cameras in the White House and makes speaks on behalf of NASA astronauts involved in the Apollo missions.
Television broadcast of U.S. President Richard Nixon's speech from the White House in Washington DC, United States on the withdrawal of remaining U.S. troops from Vietnam on 29th March 1973 during the Vietnam War. The White House. The Seal of the President of the United States. The President talks about that period of the Vietnam War when he joined the office and speaks about the program he initiated to end the war. He says American prisoners are on their way from Vietnam and people of South Vietnam are now free to choose their government. He says North Vietnam is not complying with few provisions of the Peace Agreement. He says that they should honor all those American soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. He refers to the difficult days of the war including the moratorium to end the war which was organized on October 15, 1969 when millions of Americans took day off from work and schools to participate in local demonstrations against the war. Nixon refers to the period of April 1971 when he ordered attacks on Communist bases in Cambodia. He talks about the period of May 1972 when he ordered air strikes in North Vietnam and the period of December 1972 when he ordered more air strikes.
The so-called, "March against Death," extending from Thursday evening (November 13, 1969) throughout that night and all the next day. Peace activists protesting the Vietnam War, are seen at night carrying candles as they walk from Arlington Cemetery, past the White House. Dr. Benjamin Spock is one of the protestors. A young girl lights her candle. A woman with a candle as she holds a figure of a white pigeon symbolizing peace. Men move in a line as they protest against the Vietnam War and demand the end of the war. Anti-war activists, walking with placards around their necks that contain names of fallen American soldiers.
The White House past and the present. Aerial view of The White House in Washington DC in the late 1950s. Scene with 1950s cars parked and moving in parking areas and roads in front of the White House. Visitors walking on the White House grounds near the North Portico. View of a Birch tree planted by wife of President Calvin Coolidge and Magnolia trees by President Andrew Jackson. View of the south portico entrance and the north entrance of the White House. Plans and sketches of of The White House. Portraits of President John Adams and his wife Abigail Smith. Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson. Plan of the east and the west wing of The White House. Illustration of British attack on The White House. Portraits of President James Madison and his wife Alley. Portrait of President George Washington. Portrait of President James Monroe. Picture of President Abraham Lincoln. Footage of President Lincoln's study room, and his bedroom with its custom bed over 8 feet in length. Sketch of President Benjamin Harrison taking oath. Still images of ornate furnishings in the White House during Harrison's tenure. Still images of more simplified furnishings in the White House under Theodore Roosevelt. Picture of President Theodore Roosevelt with sons. Aerial view of the new west wing area enlarged for White House office use. Still photo of Theodore Roosevelt writing. Footage of President Woodrow Wilson signing a bill at his desk, with a crowd of officials standing by. Footage of United States Military officers and French General Ferdinand Foch and other French military officers entering the White House to meet with President Harding on October 29, 1921. (Foch was touring the U.S. and being officially thanked for his leadership in World War I.)
World War II war correspondents gather in Washington DC before returning to Europe for ceremonies commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France. War correspondents walking on the streets of Washington DC. They pass a long painted mural wall depicting scenes from American life. They stop at guard station of a White House entrance gate and then enter gates at the White House grounds as a White House officer checks them in. President Richard Nixon meeting with the correspondents. The President and a correspondent hold a document and pose for a picture. The correspondents pose with President Nixon on the White House lawn. President Nixon poses with the document, as the correspondents stand near him. Nixon talks to the men and picks up and pets the White House dog named Pasha, who was Trish Nixon's Yorkshire terrier.
The White House in Washington DC. Exteriors of the White House. People stand near a fence and look inside. Women walk on a sidewalk. People walk on a sidewalk towards the White House. People enter the White House. Children walk on a sidewalk towards the White House. A child in a pram. Cars parked outside the White House. Entrance door of the White House. Stairs in the White House.