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.
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.
Mount St. Helens with an altitude of 9,677 feet in Washington in United States. It is an active strato-volcano. Waterfalls, wildlife and natural vegetation around the snow covered mountain are seen.
A re-enactment shows the events leading to a major volcanic eruption in Mount St. Helens in Washington in United States. A photograph shows a volcanic eruption in Mount St. Helens in ancient times. Youngsters row and swim in a lake near St. Helens. A national forest camp ground is seen where people cook and camp. A series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place in Mount St. Helens. A major volcanic eruption occurs as a huge smoke cloud covers the sky in the area. On a dark day policeman wearing masks guide people. Rescue and recovery Department officers set out in a helicopter to look for a scientist but are unable to find him.