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1957 - President Eisenhower’s 123rd Press Conference & statement re Satellites. 09Oct57 Pt 2 of 3

Reel Number: 250074-02

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1957

Country: USA

Location: DC,Washington

TC Begins: 02:07:20

TC Ends: 02:09:53

Duration: 00:02:33

1957 - President Eisenhower’s 123rd Press Conference & statement re Satellites. 09Oct57 Pt. 2 of 3 (continued from previous card) Now, that is a great accomplishment, if done. I have talked to you in the past about our own development in this regard as far as security considerations permit, & I can say this: the ICBM, the IRBM, we call them, are still going ahead - those projects - on the top priority within the Government, incidentally a priority which was never accorded to the satellite program. The satellite program, having an entirely different purpose, even the scientists did not even think of it as a security instrument; & the only way that the Defense Department is in it at all is because one of them, the Navy, was called upon as the agency to have the sites & the mechanisms for putting it into the air. 02:08:17 (William H.) “Lawrence, New York Times: could you give us, sir, the American story, that is this Government's version of the incident that Mr. Khrushchev described to Mr. Reston in his interview when the Soviet Government put forth a feeler as to whether or not Marshal Zhukov would be welcomed in this country, and according to Mr. Khrushchev was rebuffed? 02:08:42 Ike: “Well, I will say this: about the rebuff I know nothing. If there was any committed, I am sure it was unintentional. Now, what happened: You will recall somebody in one of these meetings asked me whether I thought that a meeting between Mr. Wilson & Marshal Zhukov might produce anything useful, & I said it might, & that later I was talking to the Secretary about it, & he said it was a hypothetical question & got a hypothetical answer. I don't know whether it would do any good or not. And he said, "Well, there is this one thing about it, we have got to beware", & of course, this we all know, “of bilateral talks when you have allies & comrades in very great ventures like we have in NATO, & so on." And at that moment talks were going on in Britain on the disarmament business on a multilateral basis; it would have probably had a very bad interpretation in the world if any such thing at that time had taken place. Jumps to... (see next card) Space Race; Cold War; 1950s; Science; Scientific Rational; Cutaways of Reporters, Stenotype Machine; Manual Recording; Reporters Listening; Note: This film record only contains what is listed. If desired all three parts (02:00:01 - 02;12:14) sold as a single reel.

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