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Reel Number: 221132-02
Year / Date: 1981
TC Begins: 11:21:12
TC Ends: 11:42:05
1981 - Color, President Reagan Inauguration, 20Jan81 Pt 2 of 3 Continued... Reagan Inaugural Speech mostly in CU - “...In the eyes of many in the world, this every four year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing less than a miracle...” - praises Carter - “...these United States are confronted with an economic affliction of great proportions....All of us together, in and out of government, must share the burden....This Administration’s objective will be a healthy, vigorous, growing economy that provides equal opportunities for all Americans with no barriers born of bigotry or discrimination....ending inflation means freeing all Americans from the terror of runaway living costs. All must share in the productive work of this new beginning....Our government has no power except that granted it by the people...It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment....We’re too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams...I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing....Let us renew our faith and our hope. We have every right to dream heroic dreams...” 11:32:14 “I’m addressing the heroes of whom I speak, you the citizens of this blessed land....How can we love our country and not love our countrymen?” - paraphrases Churchill - “We will progress. It is time to reawaken this industrial giant...We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope to those who do not now have freedom....We will match loyalty with loyalty....No arsenal and no weapon in the arsenals of the world is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women....it is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors” - applause. “...we are a nation under God, and believe me God intended for us to be free...” 11:37:54 Cutaways during speech - view from inaugural platform down mall to Washington Monument. Shots of Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, headstones in Arlington Cemetery. Reagan talks about soldier killed in WWI - reads pledge from his diary. “The crisis we’re facing today....does require our best effort and our willingness to believe in ourselves...to believe that together and with God’s help we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And after all, why shouldn’t we believe that? We are Americans. God bless you and thank you”. Applause. Reagan seated. Continued... US Presidents; Inaugural Ceremonies; Governmental Ceremony; Republicans; Politics; Christian Religion; Optimism; Economics; Promises; Presidential Speeches; Anti-Government; Freedom; Special Interest Groups; Workers; Heroes. NOTE: Any continuous fifteen minutes of entire film sold at per reel rate, or entire speech sold at rate of three reels.
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