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Reel Number: 250041-21
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1961
TC Begins: 08:35:39
TC Ends: 08:41:38
1961 - Kennedy Inauguration, Kennedy Sworn In, New Era Begins 08:35:43 Ext. White House. Int. President Kennedy looking at desk in office, sits down & poses writing on paper. 08:36:05 Walking out w/ President Eisenhower, both in top hats. POV toward Capitol. Views of inaugural grandstand & arrival. Seated talking w/ Ike. 08:36:58 Swearing in of VP Johnson by Sam Rayburn. Handshake & cheering. Crowd shot. 08:37:14 JFK sworn in by Chief Justice Earl Warren as 35th President. SOF. Nixon shakes hands w/ JFK. 08:38:15 JFK SOF: “Let the word go forth from this time & place to friend & foe alike, that the torch has been past, to a new generation of Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard & bitter peace, proud of our heritage & unwilling to witness or permit the small undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home & around the world (applause). 08:39:08 To our sister republics south of our border we offer a special pledge: to convert our good words into good deeds. In a new Alliance For Progress, to assist free men & free governments, in casting off the chains of poverty; but this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join w/ them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house (standing applause). LS of crowd. 08:40:07 Seating, eating at official luncheon. MCUs smiling. 08:40:24 MLS of people standing waiting / watching inaugural parade coming up Pennsylvania Avenue. JFK & LBJ watching marching units. Large replica on truck of PT 109. JFK applauding. 08:41:07 White House ext. lighted, JFK & Jackie in formal dress leave for Inaugural balls, followed LBJ & Lady Bird. Int of large crowded ballroom. JFK w/ family in balcony watching. The End. Presidential Ceremony; 20Jan61;
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