Presidential candidate Richard Nixon appears before a panel of citizens in a television program, Michigan, United States. The television program is named 'Man in the arena'. A panel sits in the center of the studio. Audience seated in the studio. A member of the panel Claude Monroe asks him questions. Nixon answers that he had traveled the world in the last few years after he had lost the Presidential elections. He states that he acquired knowledge about various problems and their solutions. Audience applauds Richard Nixon as he answers in the arena.
Mechanics during the final stages of work of world's largest conduit, in New York City, New York. Workers during the final stages of phone lines laying work on the shore of Harlem River. A giant cast iron pipe section is lowered by a crane on the river shore. Mechanics working with phone wires. A few men stand inside the pipe and discuss. Mechanics at work. The workers with the aid of an equipment lower the giant cast iron pipe into the Harlem River. A worker who went underwater comes up and is helped by another worker.
Seventeen of the world's best ice skating barrel jumpers compete in the 11th annual competition at Grossinger's resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York near the village of Liberty. Skaters are seen circling the ice rink to gain speed, and jumping over lines of barrels. Scenes of jumpers failing to clear all the barrels in their attempts. Only 3 contenders manage to clear 15 barrels. Only one, Jim Waldo, of Portland, Oregon, is seen successfully clearing 16 barrels to win the event. He receives his trophy from New York Yankees Baseball team's star catcher, Yogi Berra.
U.S. President Nixon addresses the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. He focuses on younger generation of United States and urges them to live for the cause of the nation. He recalls glorious past of the nation. He expresses his vision for America as world leader in future. President Nixon finishes his speech and the people in the auditorium applaud. The President and Pat Nixon stand on the platform and wave towards the crowd. Nixon then moves in the spectators stand and shakes hands with people. Officials attending included Governor William Waller, Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.
Conclusion of President Nixon's resignation speech from the Oval Office of the White House, and news report about the resignation speech. President Nixon from the Oval Office in White House speaks about his efforts to meet his responsibilities. He also speaks about his efforts to maintain peace among various nations of the world. He says a good luck prayer for all Americans. The Seal of U.S. President , and the exterior of the White House. News anchors (one is Jim Lehrer) from studio report about the event. They summarize the speech of President Nixon and the momentous nature of the occasion.
The Midwestern United States. Animation of a map show divisions of the United States and the middle states. Animated map shows people from different parts of world coming to the Midwestern United States. Animated map depicts distribution of population in urban and rural areas. Animated map shows industrial belt, corn and hog belt, soybean belt, hay and dairy belt. Cattle graze on a field. Farm machinery in operation on a field. A machine used to load hay. Hay transported in a truck. Cattle in a dairy barn. Milking of cows in the dairy barn. Milk poured in cans. Milk bottles are packed. Butter and cheese manufactured in a dairy.