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1962 - Newsreel, President Kennedy: Skybolt Decision - President Says Missile Is Failure. 12Dec62

Reel Number: 221749-14

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1962

Country: USA

Location: DC,Washington

TC Begins: 11:13:52

TC Ends: 11:16:01

Duration: 00:02:09

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1962 - Newsreel, President Kennedy: Skybolt Decision - President Says Missile Is Failure. 12Dec62 11:13:58 President Kennedy enters press conference followed by Pierre Salinger. Newsreel cameramen. 11:14:04 JFK listening at lectern, reporters, LS. Takes question re role Britain can play in nuclear program. 11:14:27 JFK SOF: Will I think it will play a significant role as a nuclear power. The problem w/ Skybolt is it is the most sophisticated weapon imaginable. To fire a missile from a plane moving at high speed to hit a target 1,000 miles away requires the most advanced engineering &, of course, it has been really, in a sense, the kind of engineering that has been beyond us. We put a half billion dollars into it already. To complete the system might cost another -- and to buy the missiles that we would want might require two and a half million dollars. (reporters listening & taking notes) 11:15:08 Q. It has been a long time since a President & his family have been subjected to such a heavy barrage of teasing & fun-poking & satire. There have been books on "Backstairs at the White House", & cartoon books w/ clever sayings, & photo albums w/ balloons & the rest, & now there is a smash hit record. Can you tell us whether you read & listen to these things, & whether they produce annoyment or enjoyment? 11:15:44 JFK: Annoyment? Yes, I have read them & listened to them; & actually I listened to Mr. Meader's record, but I thought it sounded more like Teddy than it did me (laughter), so he's annoyed. Military Contract Cancellation; Failure; Cold War; NOTE contains film of Douglas GAM-87 aka AGM-48 Skybolt Missiles towed to under-wing of bomber / plane 11:14:31 - 11:14:42. Cancellation of contract caused major confrontation w/ Great Britain after original agreement between Eisenhower & MacMillan in Mar60 & was resolved by providing them w/ UGM-27 Polaris missile & construction of Resolution class submarines to launch them. NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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