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Swainson, John B. 1924-

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[Political program. Kennedy presidential campaign. Speech of Senator John F. Kennedy, Detroit Coliseum, Michigan State Fair, Detroit, Mich., October 26, 1960]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Kennedy girls" await Kennedy's arrival, then cheer as Michigan lieutenant governor and gubernatorial candidate John Swainson is introduced; Joe Glazier , "the Singing Troubador of the United Rubber Workers" performs as money is collected; Michigan politicians are presented; Governor G. Mennen Williams introduces Margaret Price, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party; she speaks; Governor Williams introduces more politicians, including Senator Pat McNamara, who speaks. (Only crowd shots are recorded during this 13-minute segment; the speakers are not on camera.) The telecast begins. Governor Williams introduces John Swainson. Swainson speaks, then introduces Kennedy. Kennedy enters to a cheering crowd; he begins his speech. Kennedy believes that this election is a contest between all those who look to the past and wish to stand still, and those who wish to move ahead. Republicans have "spilled this country into three recessions" in the last 8 years and opposed every piece of progressive legislation. Kennedy discusses economic conditions, production capacity and unemployment, tying these issues to U.S. prestige and Americans' hopes for peace and freedom. He cites forecasts showing that by 1970 there will be 208 million people in the U.S.; they will be looking for jobs at the rate of 3 million people a year, at a time when automation will be taking over in every industry; the next 10 years will be a decade of opportunity and challenge if the standard of living is to be increased. The U.S. must build more schools and eliminate discrimination. Nixon represents the status quo, as demonstrated by his party's campaign slogans; Kennedy contrasts his own party's slogans. Kennedy looks to the future. Twenty years ago, Detroit was known as the arsenal of democracy. The time has come again to make Detroit, Michigan, and the U.S. the workshop of freedom. Kennedy asks listeners' support to "start this country moving again." The telecast ends. (30 min.) Shots of the crowd and speakers. (11 min.)
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