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tv   Reel America The Nixon- Lodge Ticket July 28 1960 Newsreel  CSPAN  January 30, 2021 3:46pm-4:01pm EST

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and thought-provoking. the history of african-americans in the military is not only one of valiance in the face of racism, but it also is a call to action to preserve this history. i would like to thank the historymakers for their work in this area and also thank them for getting this together today, and thank members of the military service for joining us, but most of all, thank you, general vincent brooks. ret. gen. brooks: thank you, bill. it has been an honor. god bless everyone who sees this video and i hope it inspires you. bill: thank you. >> american history tv, 48 hours every weekend of people and events that document the american story. ♪
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[video newsreel] ♪ >> the big nominating conventions go into political history. first the democrats name the first kennedy-johnson ticket. and now the republicans who , elected abraham lincoln as the first president one have years ago, pin their 1960 hopes on nixon and lodge. ♪ president eisenhower, who will be giving up the world's biggest job poses with his vice , president in chicago. one of the most heartwarming receptions of his career on his arrival to address the gop convention. [cheers and applause] thank you, ike day is the theme for the thunderous welcome and the enthusiasm spills over into the convention hall, where ike and maybe hold
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center stage while convention business weights in the wings. ♪ [cheers and applause] the partisan crowd receives an accounting of the republican administration's two-term stewardship. but the headline-making remarks of the president concerned the issue of whether people everywhere want to live under communism or a free system. he hurls a dramatic plebiscite challenge at the soviet premier nikita khrushchev. >> i challenge him to this test -- will he agree to the holding of free elections, under the sponsorship of the united nations to permit people , everywhere in every nation on every continent, to vote on one , single, civil issue? that issue is, do you want to
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live under a communist regime or under a free system, such as found in the united states? [cheers and applause] >> a long roar of approval follows ike's challenge to kruschev. [applause] then the convention gets down to the task of nominating its standard bearer. there is little suspense save for 10 votes cast for arizona senator goldwater, it is all nixon. the roll call vote is 1321 for the vice president. a moved to make the nomination of nixon unanimous comes from the arizona delegation. and this is done by acclamation as announced by the chairman, the congressman from indiana. >> the chair declares that vice president richard nixon has been
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unanimously nominated to be the candidate of the republican party for the office of president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> the party spells unity for its candidate, richard milhouse the 47-year-old californian, vice president for the past seven and half years. [cheers and applause] later, vice president nixon chooses as his running mate united nations envoy henry cabot lodge. the 58-year-old mr. lodge is shown with his wife, chicago bound to accept the party mandate. ambassador lodge is asked by a news man, >> how do you feel about the chances of a nixon lodge ticket? >> i am very optimistic. i think it will be an exciting
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campaign. i think it will be exciting, interesting. but i am optimistic of the outcome because i think people are taking the situation of the united states in the world today seriously. and they are right, and they ought to. i think they are worried about the world. just like a man who is going to, knows he is going to have an operation he wants to the best , doctors. and i think the voters will want to have in the white house the man who is the most experienced, who is the most intelligent, who is the most trained who is a , real pro, in other words. and i think that is going to convince a great many people to vote for richard nixon. ♪ >> in chicago, a post nomination appearance with pat nixon, his two daughters and his mother is made by the gop presidential candidate. ♪
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mr. nixon speaks of president eisenhower. >> when i think of the burdens he has carried, the responsibility that has his, and i think also of the splendid record he has made in every way, particularly the dignity and the decency and the immense goodwill and feeling and affection for people that he has brought to the office of the presidency. -- of the presidency, i realize that for any man, whether it be mr. kennedy or myself to follow in his footsteps, will be a tremendous responsibility and a challenge which, it would be very difficult for us to meet. ♪ >> you are watching american
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history tv. every weekend on c-span three, explore our nation's past. american history tv on c-span3. created by america's cable television companies, today we are brought to you by these companies who carry american history tv as a public service. >> tonight on reel america, a nasa film documenting the third successful mission to land on the moon. here is a preview. >> 200 feet. that looks good. >> looks great. [indiscernible] 170 feet out. you are looking good.
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[indiscernible] barely crossing over. >> [indiscernible] >> ok. looking great. 40 feet, three feet per second. 30, three feet per second. 20 feet. 10, three feet per second. contact now. we are on the surface. >> ok, we made it. >> roger. >> five and a half hours later, shepard left the lunar module to begin the first of two explorations. >> heading down the ladder. >> roger. >> 10 years later -- 10 hours
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later, alan shepard steps on the moon. >> the bottom step, and on the surface. >> on the surface. it has been a long way, but we are here. >> four minutes later, he was joined by ed mitchell. >> the last one is a long one. >> following the tradition of previous missions, shepard and mitchell rented the flag in the lunar soil. >> there it is, bruce. look ok? >> the next job was to load the wagon astronauts used to load tools and collect samples. >> one of the big factors in
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lunar exploration, it let us move further afield. in future missions we will use the lunar rover, a sort of moon dune buggy. it will let us spend less time getting from here to there and more time collecting data. >> sheppard told the wagon while mitchell carried the bar bell shaped package carrying an electronic station they would dissemble to continue broadcasting data to the earth for one year after man departed. >> a very fine grain regular. >> that is a people. >> [indiscernible] >> very deep depression is what
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it looked like. >> watch of the full program tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern, 7:00 p.m. pacific here on american history tv. >> sunday, u.s. army command general richard faulkner talks about post-world war i america including a government crackdown on leftist elliptical organizations known as the first red scare. -- leftist political organizations known as the first red scare. >> one of the questions i have my students wrestle with is that questions about the red scare are equally applicable to today. the first, what is the proper balance between civil liberties and national security? at what point does dissension from the government crossed the line into his loyalty and
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sedition and perhaps most important, is it ever proper to break or bend the constitution in order to save it? what was evident to people of the time of the red scare was evident that this rotation journalist, that for some reason, the american people in 1919 had lost their bearings and were fearing these creeping bolshevik monsters under their beds. what is interesting here is that this is not unique in american history, that from time to time when the american people are afraid, they go a bit nuts. and that can be because of fear of social and political change, fear because of enemies foreign, but oftentimes it is brought around by fears of enemy domestic. when we examine the history of
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homeland security, we see that throughout american history with the american people get scared, the pinnacle between rights and security. it is almost like going on a bender, so everybody is drunk because they are afraid, and you easily shift that pendulum toward security, and when you do it, you willingly stop all civil and constitutional rights, but what inevitably happens in american history is, we wake up the next morning with a tremendous hangover, and like many drunks who experience that, we always bow when we sober up, we are never going on a bender like that again, we will always protect liberty in the future. >> learn more about the post-world war i red scare sunday at 6:30next, on history ,
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former secretary of state, condoleezza rice, talks about her memoir. she served as secretary of state from 2005 to 2009 during the george w. bush administration. in this event from november, 2011, she was interviewed by donna shalala and responded to questions submitted by students. in at 55 minutes, a discussion of the influence of the southern pacific railroad in creating california farming communities. in two hours, on "the civil war" -- the book "the false cause." [applause] rep. shalala: madam secretary, welcome. howon


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