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Reel Number: 221021-04
Year / Date: 1982
Location: DC,Madison Hotel,National Press Club,Washington,White House
TC Begins: 18:28:56
TC Ends: 18:38:16
In Search of a New Understanding Part 4 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s State Visit to America 27-31Jul82. New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta play concert in White House rose garden. Silhouettes of guests on balcony as they watch orchestra. 18:30:16 Reagan and Nancy, Gandhi and Zubin Mehta on stage. Orchestra take applause. Reagan makes speech praising the NY Philharmonic and Mehta. 18:31:32 National Press Club luncheon - pan over audience, Indira Gandhi on podium making speech - jokes about the last time she spoke there she had been told it was first time a female reporter had spoken at the press club - women’s rights. Gandhi asked question “Does India Tilt” meaning do they favour Russia or US. She says India stands upright. Talks of Indian independence. 18:33:39 Gandhi at American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr Alan Bromley. Gandhi makes speech. 18:34:47 Indian Ambassador hosts reception - Gandhi walking round guests including Indian cricketers. 18:35:24 Dinner hosted by PM Gandhi at Madison Hotel, Vice President George Bush and Barbara greet arrivals. Former ambassadors inc Daniel Moynihan. Gandhi speech at dinner table; proposes toast. George Bush makes speech; “our shared faith in human dignity is a central part of our relationship...our societies have been enriched by the influence of each other...Martin Luther King was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi...India is important to the United States, and the United States are important to India”.
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