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Reel Number: 250131-03
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1961,1960s
TC Begins: 22:19:25
TC Ends: 22:37:22
NOTE: to order see: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1961 - USA Government: Interview Secretary of State, At The Source, Interview ca Jun61 Pt 1 of 2 Dean Rusk in an informal discussion w/ corespondents Bill Downs, Howard K. Smith, & Paul Niven in Rusk’s office after Vienna Summit. Smith asks Rusk if after five months in office he has learned anything new. Rusk: The Secretary never has the chance to deal w/ simple questions. Bill Downs: Hasn’t something ridiculous or funny happened to you? ..number of amusing things that have happened...no there’s fun in this job too. 22:22:00 ca Niven asks about Berlin & East Germany. “We are there by right...have responsibilities... Smith follows up “are we prepared to face the possibility that USSR will allow East Germany to police our traffic” 22:23:58 Rusk replies. 22:25:00 Bill Downs: If we agree Freedom is not negotiable in Berlin, what is? Rusk replies. Niven follows up asking what time-table he expects things to be resolved by in terms of Khrushchev’s threats etc. 22:27:2? Smith quotes Churchill on what needed to have been done to avoid war & asks if it doesn’t apply to Germany. Rusk replies that the various nations need to agree on what to do and the other side needs to avoid miscalculations. 22:29:1? Downs quotes Walter Lippman saying that Britain & France want to maintain status quo / as they are while America wants to re-unify Germany - isn’t that a danger of policy between us & our allies? Rusk replies that the west has agreed on proposals and that the western governments need to talk about Khrushchev’s aide-memoire & the response to it. Rusk confident that disunity will not be a problem. 22:30:35 Rusk: important to not come to a dead-end. Downs talks about K. speech “yesterday” and almost appealing for the West to help him get himself out of a hole. Rusk says he doesn’t want to parse the speech. 22:31:40 Smith: “...can we talk to you about topic B - nuclear testing & disarmament...why Russia suddenly losing interest in it... Rusk: they have made a decision about their attitude to international organizations & arrangements...not going to let themselves be influenced by others... For the Soviet Union secrecy is a very great strategic advantage as they see it... 22:35:10 Bill Downs: calls on Capitol Hill to resume testing... Downs wonders damage it would have on USA relations w/ neutral nations vs the gains of resuming military testing. Rusk: ...serious question that must occupy President Kennedy... 22:36:45 Niven quotes Walter Lippmann saying Russians need tests more than we do at this point. Rusk says he shouldn’t comment... Politics; Cold War; Western Hemisphere; Reports; CBS Public Affairs Program; Soviet; Communists; Anti-Communism; West Berlin; Sectors; Negotiations; NOTE: Any continuous 15 minutes of entire (22:19:25 - 22:47:46) sold at per reel rate. NOTE: to order see: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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