07/00/59 A0055281 LONDON PARIS: BLERIOT ANNIVERSARY CROSS CHANNEL AIR RACE:
07/00/59 A0055281 LONDON PARIS: BLERIOT ANNIVERSARY CROSS CHANNEL AIR RACE: CUT STORIES: "AIR RACES" FIRST STORY SHOWS: GV CORWD AT STARTING POINT AT MARBLE ARCH: MS WALER ON M / CYCLE AWAY: MS MOSS IN CAR - TAXI PASSES IN FG: CMS SKATEER AWAY: MS FERGUSSON INTO CYCLE & AWAY: MS WALKER OFF BIKE - RUNS DOWN STEPS TO RIVER & INTO ROWING BOAT TO HELI - COPTER: MS HELICOPTER TAKES OFF: MS FERGISSON OFF BAOT INTO COPTER & COPTER AWAY: MS MOSS AT ROUNDABOUT IN CAR & AWAY: TRAVEL FROM MOSS'S CAR LS HELICOPTER LANDS BY KET PLANE MS WALKERS JET TAKES OFF: LS / NS MOSS TOWARDS IN CAR & UP RAMP & INTO PLANE: AIRSHOT FROM PLANE AS IT TAKES OFF: CS MOSS INSIDE PLANE: LS WALKER RUNS FORM HELICOPTER, ACROSS RUNWAY: CS RUNS TO M / CYCLE GETS ON & AWAY: MS PRESS: CMS WALKER AMONG CROWD: GV ARC DE TRIOMPHE: MS MOSS OFF PLANE IN CAR: MS MOSS DRIVES OFF IN CAR: CS MOSS ARRIVES AT THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE: SECOND STORY: JAN 59 SHOWS: YOUNGEST COMPETITOR LEAVES BY BICYCLE: POLIO VICTIM PAUL BATES LEAVESL: GROUP CAPTAIN RYDER STES UP RECORD WITH TIME OF 44MINS: 32SECS: LT BARRY LYNCH AND LT JACK WESTLAKE OF THE ROYAL SIGNALS IN ACTION: ROYAL NAVY REPRESENTED BY COMMANDER IAN MARTIN JEAN SALIS FEW IN REPLICA OF THE PLANE USED BY BLERIOT: SOF OF REPLICA BLERIOT PLANE ON FRONT OF STORY: MS EILEEN SHERIDAN AND HER 13 YEAR OLD SON LIVE CLOVK OUT: GV THEY LEAVE PARK ON THEIR BIKES: MS GIRL INTO SPECIALLY CONVERTED VAN FOR BATES: CU GIRL TALKS TO BATES: MS VAN AWAY PAST CAMERA: MS RYDER OUT OF HELICOPTER (SECOND STORY CON'T) (CON'T FROM A005538) 2 ND STORY CON'T SHOWS: RYDER OUT OF HELICOPTER - RUNS ALONG - UP RIG ROPE - OFF TO MOTORCYCLE - JUMPS ON: MY TYDER ON M / CYCLE ARRIVES AT MARBLE ARCH - CHECKS IN: CMS CHECK POINT: CS RYDER MS CROWD: MS TYDER AWAY FROM CHECK POINT: MS TYDER LEAVES PARK: MS RUN TO PARAPET SLIDES DOWN ROPE - RUNS TO HELICOPTER: MS HELICOPTER TAKES OFF MS CHECK POINT - LYNCH OFF AND AWAY: MS LUNCH OUT THROUGH GATE: MS LUNCH CHANGES MOTORCYCLES AT BATTERSEA BRIDGE, WHEN HELD UP BY TRAFFIC LIGHTS: MS ROYAL SIGNALS TEAM READY TO RECEIVE WESTLAKE FROM PARIS - HOLD ROPE - PAN AS HELICOPTER LANDS - WESTLAKE JUMPS OFF - RUNS TO PARAPETSITS ON ROPE SEAT - PULLED UP OVER PARAPET - RUNS TO M / CYCLE - M / CYCLE AWAY: MS WESTLAKES ARRIVES MARBLE ARCH CHECK - POINT: MS CROWD CLAP: MS COMM - ANDER MARTIN ARRIVES ON MOTOR CYCLE AT CHECK POINT: MS PEOPLE AND MARTIN AT CHECK POINT: CS COMMANDER MARTIN: LV REPLICA OF BLERIOT PLANE LANDS: MS SALIS WAVES IN COCKPIT: MS SLAIS GETS OUT: MS SALIS WAVES IN FRONT OF PLANE: MS SALIS TO CAR AND AWAY: MS MARBLE ARCH CONTROL POINT: CU BLACKBOARD WITH NAMES: CS BARRY LYNCH: THIRD STORY 2 / 59 SHOWS: FT / LT WILLIAMS WAS FIRST RAF ENTRY: BILLY BUTLIN ALSO TRIES: SQADRON LEADER MAUGHAN SETS UP THE NEW RECORD WITH TIME OF 43 MINS 36 SECS: AIR VIEWS TAKEN BY JEAN LIMON DURING ATTEMPT BY ECLAIR: MS HELICOPTER LANDS - WILLIAMS OUT - RUNS TO HUNTER ET - JET TAKES OFF AND AWAY: BILL BUTLINN CLOCKS OUT: MS BILLY BUTLIN RUNS TO CAR - DRIVEN BY DONALD CAMPBELL - CAR AWAY: MS CAR STOPS - BUTLIN RUNS TO HELICOPTER - TAKES OFF: MS HELICOPTE LANDS - BUTLIN OUT: MS SPTIFIRE: BILLY BUTLIN RUNS TO IT: MS SPITFIRE TAKES OFF AND AWAY: JAN 1959 ANOTHER MINUT OF DAILY MAIR AIR RACE RECORD - BY AN RAF CADET, JOHN VOLKERS, IN 42 MINS 34 SECS: ALSO SHOTS OF OTHER COMPETITORS FINISHING: SHOWSL MS MOTORCHCLE ARRIVES MARBLE ARCH WITH CADET VOLKERS - HE CLODKS: IN: MS VOLKERS HAS INJURED EXAMINED - IS LED AWAY: MS AN AMBULANCE CAR AWAY: TS BULLY BUTLIN FROM HELICOPTER - RUNS UP RAMP TO EMBANKMENT - INTO CAR AND CAR AWAY: MS COMMANDER CARTER: FROM HELICOPTER ON TO LAUNCH - LAUNCH ALONG & CARTER GRABS W NCH WHICH SWINGS HIN TO BANK: LS BIKE WITH BARTER ARRIVES MARBLE ARCH - HE CLOCKS IN: CS CARTER: GV HELICOPTER DOWN - AMID BOATS - COMMANDER IAN MARTIN INTO LAUNCH - LAUNCH ALONG & MARTIN GRABS WYNCH IS SWING TO BANK: LMS MOTORCYCLE WITH MARTIN ARRIVES MARBE ARCH: MS MARTIN CLOCKS IN: FEB 1959 SHOWS: MS BEA TEAM CLOCK OUT AT MARBLE ARCH: MS TEAM RUN - NIG, TO BUS: MS SAME: MS BEA INTO BUS & BUS AWAY - MAN WAVES FROM BUS: MS TEAM RUN TO TRAIN & BOARD IT FOR RUISLIP - TRAIN AWAY: TRAVEL SHOT: TRACKS: CS DRIVER OF DIESEL TRAIN: MS RUCH FROM TRAIN TO AIRPORT BUS: MS BUS ALONG ROAD: MS BEA TEAM OFF BUS & RUNTO PLANE STEPS: MS COMET TAXIS: MS COMPANIONWAY BEING PUSHED AWAY: MS BEA TEAM IN PLANE: TRAVEL SHOT RUNWAY: MS BEA TEAM RUSH TO TAXE: MS BEA TEAM INTO TAXI: MS MEN OUT OF TAXI & CLOCK IN MS BEA TEAM MEMBERS: TRAVEL - TAXI AWAY - FOLLOW TOWARDS ARC DE TIOMPHE: TRAVEL SHOT SAME: JAN 1959 SHOWS, ERIC RYLANDS OFF BIKE & CLOCKS IN AT CHECKPOINT: MS CHECKPOINT: MS TYLANDS WALKS: MS SPEED COPS: MS SAME TO BV: BV SAME THROUGH HUSE PARK: MS TYDER PAST ON BIKE: MS TYDER OFF BIKE - DOWN ROPE TO HELICOPTER - COPTER AWAY: MA MAN ON LAWN MOWER ARRIVES AT ARC DE TRIOMPHE: SEPT 1959 SHOWS LEADER MAUGHAM WINNER OF THE BLERIOT AIR RACE: HE RECEIVED HIS AWARD FROM LESLIE MITCHELL: MSLESLIE MITCHELL ON PLATFORM: SOF AS HE ANNOUNCES WINNER'S NAME AND TIME: MAUGHAM ONTO PLATFORM - SHAKES HANDS WITH LORD ROTHERMERE AND RECEIVES AWARD: MS POSES: WALKER, XX MOSS, XX FERGUSON, XX BATES, PAUL RYDER, CAPTAIN XX LYNCH, BARRY WESTLAKE, JACK MARTIN, IAN SALIS, JEAN SHERIDAN, EILEEN - SON WILLIAMS, XX BUTLIN, BILLY LIMONE, JEAN MAUGHAM, XX VOLKERS, JOHN CARTER, XX RYLANDS, ERIC MITCHELL, LESLIE ROTHERMERE, LORD AIR RACES & RECORDS MOTORCYCLES FRANCE - PARIS AIRPLANES - VINTAGE VEHICLES - GENERAL COMEDY LN MOVIETONE / 500 FT / B&W / MASTER / R28538 48 FT / MAG / TRACK
The American Look - tribute to designers and stylists
1958 - tribute to design and stylists of the 1950s. Various of the Institute of Design, the colourful spacious lobby with the open staircase, some interior hallways. the work of the design staff of the new General Motors Technical Center at Warren, Michigan. The story behind the design of the 1959 Chevrolet Impala is shown, with dramatized moments in the design and modeling process. The locked door of a design studio with authorized personnel only entry, a couple enter. Men at conference table establishing design concept. Designer at drawing board, ZI the design and PAN others. Drawing of autos on wall removed a design path chosen. CU design sketch pad and color crayons in orderly box. PAN many design concept drawing for auto parts. Artists creating full scale drawing and brush painting autos. CU hands pulling modelling clay for use, hands modelling a tail light and a bumper in clay, plywood template match with drawing and auto roof, artists modelling auto ornament and attaching one to an auto hood. Finished model being uncovered for a management review group and group leader approves design.
( DE GAULLE IN AFRICA )
Unissued / unused material. <br/> <br/>General Charles de Gaulle in Africa - visits French warship, at inauguration of Dakar University, arrival in Mouakchott and visits Saint Louis du Senegal, French West Africa (Senegal). <br/> <br/>Various shots of General de Gaulle being driven through crowded streets, cut-ins of crowd. Various shots of General de Gaulle visiting French warship "De Grasse", looking at patrol boats at sea and navy aircraft fighters in flight. <br/> <br/>Various shots of inauguration of the Dakar University. LS De Gaulle's plane. MS De Gaulle alighting from plane and being welcomed by Mauritanian Premier Mr. Mokhtar Ould Dadda and officials. MS Guard of Honour. Various shots of flag ceremony over first cornerstone of the future capital. Various shots of tribal dances being performed in honour of General de Gaulle. <br/> <br/>Various shots of General de Gaulle being driven past enthusiastic crowds. Travel shot over bridge, showing traditional boat regattas on river. LS De Gaulle's car driving over bridge. Various shots of de Gaulle's drive past crowds, arriving at Palace. CUs African women clapping hands and singing. Aerial views Saint Louis du Senegal. <br/> <br/>Various shots of French Foreign Minister Couve de Murville, French Premier Michel Debre and Mali Premier Dia at the Palace Saint Louis du Senegal and entering conference room. LS General de Gaulle seated at conference table. Two shots of Ministers seated at conference table. <br/> <br/>Various shots of traditional boat races and motor boat races in honour of General de Gaulle. Two shots of General de Gaulle seated in stand. Various shots of traditional tribal dances being performed in honour of General de Gaulle. MS General de Gaulle being driven in open car. CU armed troops holding back crowds. LS General de Gaulle making speech from stand, Dakar. Crowd applauding. MS de Gaulle speaking. CU people in crowd. LS General de Gaulle speaking. Two shots of crowd. LS de Gaulle. <br/> <br/>Date on dope sheet is 14/12/1959. <br/> <br/>
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THE FASCIST REVOLUTION
RLP-22 16mm Beta SP
COMMERCIAL SAMPLE REEL #12 - CAR COMMERCIALS
MOVIETONE'S WAR TIME NEWS - REPORTED BY LESLIE MITCHELL
ISSUE_NO = 831A NO_OF_ITEMS = 3 ITEM_NO = 2 DESCRIPTION : SURRENDER - MONTY DICTATES THE TERMS - Field Marshal Montgomery met with General Admiral von Friedeburg, Rear-Admiral Wagner and General Kinzel on Luneburg Heath, where he told them that unconditional surrender was all that would be accepted. After a short discussion the Germans agreed and the surrender documents were signed. CARD_FILE = 45740 CARD_TITLE : "Surrender - Monty Dictates The Terms" SHOT_LIST : Cut story - German officials arrive at Monty's H.Q. GV of same standing under Union Jack awaiting Monty. Monty walks towards them. Most important among the Germans were General-Admiral von Friedeburg, Rear Admiral Wagner, General Kinzel. Various shots of Monty addressing (silent) the group. Interpreter speaks to Germans. The Germans in copse talking amongst themselves. GV of marquee tent. Inside seated round table, the above, Monty at the head, who reads out the terms of the surrender etc. He then says, General Admiral von Friedeburg will sign first; Friedeburg signs. "Admiral Wagner will sign second", Admiral Wagner signs. After signing has finished. Montgomery signs. "We will now adjourn, the following being in closed session". GV of tent to finish. During Monty's reading of terms cut-ins of those seated round table. Cuts - AFU - General Barber reads letter of truce. CU letter. German Colonel in jeep drive to H.Q. Germans alight. Pan of German car disappearing towards German lines. Various group shots of German delegation talking among themselves. German chauffeur fills their petrol tank with our petrol. Germans arriving & leaving Monty's tent. German officers salute under Union Jack. German delegation arrive at Quickborn, near Hamburg, met by Colonel Murphy. CU signatories, to surrender - out of focus. P. Wyand's - Various shots of other German officers signing surrender terms. Pathe - Various interior shots of tent shows above named seated at same. Exterior shots as above cameraman. KEYWORDS : Buildings, Landmarks and Monuments; Flags; Personalities - Armed Forces; Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery of Alamein; Admiral Hans Georg von Friedeburg; Government and Politics; Pacts and Treaties; Military - Ceremonial; Motoring (roads) COMMENTS : Paul Wyand recalled filming the surrender in _Useless If Delayed_ (London, 1959), pp.172-4, noting that for the signing he had to use so many photofloods that _the tent was lighted like a Hollywood film set._ The sound engineer was Martin Gray. MATERIAL : TWTD Tape 55A Cut Neg 8370 CSL 8383 CSL 8404 or 8402 Cut Lav 8409 (note now Comb/Lav) Signing in Tent 01426 Neg Cuts 04004 16mm UP Dupe 05402 Pathe Dupe 8371 (x2) Wyand Lav 8372 AFU Lav 8372 B&W Cuts 8378 Wyand Neg & Sound 8374 Monty's Speech Lav 8374 AFU Lav 8392 New Pos 03535 LENGTH_SHOT = 2191 DATE_SUBD = 05/04/1945
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THE BRITANNIA BALL
MOVIETONE'S WAR TIME NEWS - REPORTED BY LESLIE MITCHELL
ISSUE_NO = 784A NO_OF_ITEMS = 2 ITEM_NO = 1 DESCRIPTION : ROME GREETS ALLIED ARMIES - First pictures of the capture of Rome, show Allied troops driving through the centre of the city. General Clark soon arrived to be met by Marshal Juin commander of the French forces. Shortly after the allied entry into the city, a vast crowd gathered at St. Peter's to listen to the Pope. CARD_FILE = 44906 CARD_TITLE : Rome Greets Allied Armies SHOT_LIST : Cut story - (RAFFU - KS Aerial panning shots of Rome, shows Colosseum, Palazza Pietro, Victor Emmanuel II monument, and St. Peter's.). (AFU - On outskirts of Rome, Sherman tanks along roadway, Italian Wedding procession pass Sherman tanks & astonished crews, various shots. German prisoners marched along road, Italian on bicycle hurls imprecations at them.) (Wyand - Trucking shots of General Clark in Jeep entering Rome, through cheering crowds, procession pass Colosseum.) (AFU - Crowds outside Piazza Venezia (Mussolini's home) famous balcony in fore.) (Wyand - Procession arrives at Capital, Juin & Clark walk up steps to balcony. Group on balcony, in background are the American, British & Italian flags flying. Shots of American Mechanised and Infantry passing through cheering crowds). GV of Rome, in background can be seen St. Peter's & walls of Vatican City, in fore is the Piazza del Popolo. CU Bell ringing.) (RAFFU - Crowds swarm to St. Peter's Square, some carry signs, elevated shot of same. Square packed with people. LS Pope Pius walking onto balcony addresses people, who applaud and cheer.) (AFU - smoke rises from doorway of building after bomb had been thrown into same (unseen), crowds scatter, anti-Fascist auto gun between bars of door. Irate Italians smash door of former German Radio Station, and kick out Italian Quislings who have been working for them.) Cuts - (RAFFU - Various aerial shots of city. Various shots of balcony of St. Peter's from which Pope spoke. (There is a wild track of Pope's speech also of St. Peter's Bells and crowds cheering etc. to Ciampino Airfield, on Highway hangars, twisted girders etc. Pan of airfield shows complete wreckage, also on planes. Fifth Army troops pass Colosseum, enter gates of Giovanni, followed by Sherman tanks, cheering crowds. Crowds boo and hiss, also attack police guarding Fascist building. Italian police in lorries arrive. Italain hoist Red flag, another (girl) walks through city holding Red flag, these are naturally Communists. Hoisting Union Jack at Military Barracks. Crowds mob woman Fascist. Enemy mines blown up at Anzio, merely shot for library purposes. American tanks cross Tiber. Bomb damage to rail stock outside Termini Station, Locos, railroads, rolling stock completely wrecked. Burst water main, caused by enemy demolitions. Various shots of flooded area, near Fiat Works, which was partially destroyed by Germans, pan of same. Civilians wade through of city). AFU - British self propelled guns pass American tank busters. "Roma" signpost. British "Priests" move up to destroy enemy pockets. American and Canadian troops file into city. British Officer at tomb of Unknown Warrior. Italians read first free newspaper. Crowds in procession through streets headed by Gabriele D'Annunzio. Clark arrives at Capitol, greeting General Truscott. Clark, Truscott, Keyes walk up steps into camera. Tanks & vehicles cross River Tevere. Shots of Old Roman bridge. Also scenes in Corso Umberto. Shot of Barclays Bank with Union Jack flying. Shots of Rome shows Cola Di Rienzo. Various shots of St. Peter's. (Wyand - Arrival at Excelsior, Italian girl kisses British soldier and gives him flowers. American Master Sergeant (Italian birth) meets his daughter after 8 years, embrace, kiss etc). (Paramount - Various shots of St. Peter's Square and troops passing through Rome.) B.441-P Wyand - Troops unload flour from lorry. Stacks of Australian flour. Troops roll barrels of oil. Stores unloaded from landing barges. MS lorry comes ashore from craft. Look down shot of parade - men in old time Italian uniform. VG marching shots. Crowd applaud. Para of motor cycles. MS Yanky Officer talking CU. KEYWORDS : Italy; General Mark Wayne Clark; Personalities - Armed Forces; Military - Active; Buildings, Landmarks and Monuments; Vehicles; Celebrations - Marriage; Prisoners of War; Military Alliances; Celebrations - Victory; Military - Ceremonial; Marshal Alphonse Pierre Juin; France; Americans; Religion and superstition; Ceremonies - Religious; Pope Pius XII; Personalities - Religious; Government and Politics; Air Raids and War Damage; Civil Disturbances; Aviation; Media; Munitions and Armaments; Environment; Rivers; Railways; Industries, Trades and Crafts; Business and Commerce; Corpses; Personalities - Writers; General Lucien C. Truscott; General Keyes; Children; Food, Drink and Cooking; Ships and Boats COMMENTS : Paul Wyand recalled filming this story in _Useless If Delayed_ (London, 1959), pp.121-2, and there is a photograph of Wyand filming it opposite p.128. The sound engineer was Eric Barrow of Universal. MATERIAL : TWTD tape 60 RAF & AFU copyright Neg 7773 com Lav 7729 Indian Sound Lav 7729 Lav 7709 AFU - W.O. A.743/1/1-2, A.742/6/8, A.743/2/1 Lav 7707 AFU Neg Track 7703 Paramount Lav 7703 - W.O. B.442/D Neg 7722 Wyand Dupe 7718 Paramount Uncut Neg 7737 B.442/D Uncut Neg 8189 Wyand B.441/D A.743/1/1&2, A.743/2&1, A.742/6-8, B.442/D, B.441/D LENGTH_SHOT = 315 DATE_SUBD = 06/00/1944
Cuba Harleys
AP-APTN-0930: Cuba Harleys Sunday, 15 April 2012 STORY:Cuba Harleys- First Harley Davidson motorbike convention in Cuba LENGTH: 01:39 FIRST RUN: 0230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanishh/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 736758 DATELINE: Varadero - 14 Apr 2012 LENGTH: 01:39 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Pan right of couple on Harley Davidson motorcycle with Cuban flag on back performing handling ability test 2. Pull out of test 3. Medium parked motorcycles and poster reading (Spanish) "First Gathering of Cuban Harlistas" 4. Wide car park in Varadero Beach with classic Harley Davidson motorcycles 5. Medium of Juan Carlos talking with another biker 6. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Juan Carlos, Harley Davidson enthusiast: "I'm from Atlanta, United States. I was born and raised in Cuba and I'm very proud that they are doing this. It's the first time this is being done and it's very exciting because over there we see it every day, but here they have a harder time maintaining the bikes in order to hold these events. It's something that is very nice and I'm glad they've been able to take this step." 7. Close up of engine cover reading (English) "Live to Ride, Ride to Live" 8. Various of bikers arriving at event 9. Pan right bikers greeting each other wearing leather member's vests 10. Medium Harley Davidson sticker on motorcycle windscreen and Cuban flag in background 11. Tilt up from front fender with picture of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara STORYLINE: Hundreds of Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts descended upon Cuba's renowned Varadero Beach on Saturday for a first-ever national event in the Communist state involving the classic American motorcycles. Dubbed the "1st National Concentration of Harley Davidson Motors of Cuba", the two-day festival opened to crowds of fans whom travelled from all corners of the island to Varadero's downtown district in order to see first-hand the classic bikes. "I was born and raised in Cuba and I'm very proud that they are doing this. It's the first time this is being done and it's very exciting because over there we see it every day, but here they have a harder time maintaining the bikes in order to hold these events," said Juan Carlos, a Cuban ex-pat and Harley enthusiast who now lives in the US. Events of this sort are new to Cuba where most large outdoor gatherings are reserved for political rallies and cultural events more to the liking of the ageing Communist leadership. On Saturday, however, this touristy beach resort took on a new role in what many are saying is a different and changing Cuba. During Saturday's biker festival, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, mostly from the 1940's and 50's, roared on the streets of this generally quiet resort town. According to national vehicles registrations in Cuba, there are approximately 200 vintage Harley-Davidsons on the island. Many owners belong to an informal club and are affectionately referred to as the "Harlistas". Harley-Davidsons began arriving on the island in the 1920's and by the 40's were the official motorcycle of the Cuban police and army. The newest models to arrive at Saturday's show had been manufactured in the 1950s and 60s - the communist revolution in 1959 resulted in a vast reduction in American imports. The US has maintained a 50-year trade embargo against Cuba, and has demanded political and economic openings before it lifts the sanctions. Cuban leaders say the embargo is cruel, and that America has no business telling them what kind of government they should have. President Raul Castro has in recent months instituted sweeping economic changes designed to inject a measure of capitalism into Cuba's tottering socialist economy. The changes have been met with lukewarm approval in Washington, where officials have said they would like to see evidence of more concrete action. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 04-15-12 0551EDT
PA-4168 Digibeta (complete film); PA-1099 Beta SP; PA-1165 1 inch
American Look
Cuba Harley Davidson
AP-APTN-2230: Cuba Harley Davidson Sunday, 10 February 2013 STORY:Cuba Harley Davidson- Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts take part in bike rally LENGTH: 02:12 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spa/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 878771 DATELINE: Varadero Beach - 9 Feb 2013 LENGTH: 02:12 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Close of two classic Harley Davidson motorcycles at Varadero Beach 2. People looking at motorcycles and taking pictures 3. Tilt down from skull of a ram on handlebars to front headlight 4. Zoom in to skull hanging near engine 5. Travelling view of parked vintage bikes ending at Harley-Davidson fuel tank 6. Rider getting on motorcycle 7. Tilt up from kick start to rider 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Luis Gonzalez, Cuban Harley Davidson Enthusiast: "I am here today because I want to celebrate with my friends, with my brothers, with the Cuban 'Harlistas' " 9. Close of leather vest hanging on handlebars 10. Mid riders placing flags on their bikes 11. Mid rider arriving to event 12. Various of Harlistas talking and greeting each other 13. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Adriana Dominguez, Cuban Harley Davidson Enthusiast: "There was a time when we were all dispersed, but thanks to the event's organisers we are now beginning to get together again. There's a new movement of Harlistas (referring to a nickname for Harley enthusiasts) reorganising themselves now in Cuba after being forgotten for some time." 14. Mid Dominguez driving with Gonzalez standing on back of motorcycle 15. Close-up speedometer 16. Close-up engine cover 17. Close-up fuel tank and stick shift 18. Close-up of bike with Che Guevara sticker 19. Zoom in to motorcycle tyres and shiny chrome hub cap STORYLINE Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts descended upon Cuba's renowned Varadero Beach on Saturday for the second national event in the Communist country involving classic American motorcycles. Dubbed the "Second National Concentration of Harley Davidson Motors of Cuba", the two-day festival attracts crowds from all corners of the island to Varadero's central district in order to see the classic Harley Davidson bikes at first-hand. Here camaraderie prevails and helps keep the bikes running as there are no stores to buy parts in Cuba for these classic motorcycles. Events of this sort are new to Cuba where most large outdoor gatherings are reserved for political rallies and cultural events more to the liking of the aging Communist leadership. On Saturday, however, this tourist beach resort took on a new role in what many are saying is a different and changing Cuba when leather and jean vested bikers arrived to town by the dozens. "There was a time when we were all dispersed, but thanks to the event's organisers we are now beginning to get together again," said Adriana Dominguez, an attorney and proud Harley owner from Havana. "There's a new movement of Harlistas, (referring to a nickname for Harley enthusiasts), reorganising themselves now in Cuba after being forgotten for some time," she said. During Saturday's biker festival, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, mostly from the 1940s and 50s, roared on the streets of this generally quiet resort town. It's hard to imagine that a symbol so associated with "American Freedom" like a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, can take on socialist ideology and be cheered by thousands of what should be Communist youth. Some of the bikes carry revolutionary hero Che Guevara's images and some of the riders ware branded with Che tattoos. According to national vehicles registrations in Cuba, there are approximately 200 vintage Harley-Davidsons on the island. Harley-Davidsons began arriving on the island in the 1920s and by the 40s were the official motorcycle of the Cuban police and army. It wasn't until Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, and the United States imposed an economic embargo on the island shortly afterwards, that the motorbikes were seen as symbols of American imperialism and no longer well-liked by government authorities. The US embargo prohibited further sales of Harleys to Cuba, helping forever lock the existing stock of bikes on the island in a time warp. The newest models seen on the streets of Cuba are from the late 1950s. Some date back as far as the 1920s. The US has maintained the 50-year trade embargo on Cuba, and has demanded political and economic openings before it lifts the sanctions. Cuban leaders say the embargo is cruel, and that America has no business telling them what kind of government they should have. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN AP-WF-02-10-13 2252GMT
PET-859 Beta SP
MISC. JAM HANDY
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MISC. NEWSREELS #2
++Cuba Harley Davidson
AP-APTN-1830: ++Cuba Harley Davidson Sunday, 10 February 2013 STORY:++Cuba Harley Davidson- Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts take part in bike rally LENGTH: 02:12 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spa/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 878771 DATELINE: Varadero Beach - 9 Feb 2013 LENGTH: 02:12 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Close of two classic Harley Davidson motorcycles at Varadero Beach 2. People looking at motorcycles and taking pictures 3. Tilt down from skull of a ram on handlebars to front headlight 4. Zoom in to skull hanging near engine 5. Travelling view of parked vintage bikes ending at Harley-Davidson fuel tank 6. Rider getting on motorcycle 7. Tilt up from kick start to rider 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Luis Gonzalez, Cuban Harley Davidson Enthusiast: "I am here today because I want to celebrate with my friends, with my brothers, with the Cuban 'Harlistas' " 9. Close of leather vest hanging on handlebars 10. Mid riders placing flags on their bikes 11. Mid rider arriving to event 12. Various of Harlistas talking and greeting each other 13. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Adriana Dominguez, Cuban Harley Davidson Enthusiast: "There was a time when we were all dispersed, but thanks to the event's organisers we are now beginning to get together again. There's a new movement of Harlistas (referring to a nickname for Harley enthusiasts) reorganising themselves now in Cuba after being forgotten for some time." 14. Mid Dominguez driving with Gonzalez standing on back of motorcycle 15. Close-up speedometer 16. Close-up engine cover 17. Close-up fuel tank and stick shift 18. Close-up of bike with Che Guevara sticker 19. Zoom in to motorcycle tyres and shiny chrome hub cap STORYLINE Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts descended upon Cuba's renowned Varadero Beach on Saturday for the second national event in the Communist country involving classic American motorcycles. Dubbed the "Second National Concentration of Harley Davidson Motors of Cuba", the two-day festival attracts crowds from all corners of the island to Varadero's central district in order to see the classic Harley Davidson bikes at first-hand. Here camaraderie prevails and helps keep the bikes running as there are no stores to buy parts in Cuba for these classic motorcycles. Events of this sort are new to Cuba where most large outdoor gatherings are reserved for political rallies and cultural events more to the liking of the aging Communist leadership. On Saturday, however, this tourist beach resort took on a new role in what many are saying is a different and changing Cuba when leather and jean vested bikers arrived to town by the dozens. "There was a time when we were all dispersed, but thanks to the event's organisers we are now beginning to get together again," said Adriana Dominguez, an attorney and proud Harley owner from Havana. "There's a new movement of Harlistas, (referring to a nickname for Harley enthusiasts), reorganising themselves now in Cuba after being forgotten for some time," she said. During Saturday's biker festival, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, mostly from the 1940s and 50s, roared on the streets of this generally quiet resort town. It's hard to imagine that a symbol so associated with "American Freedom" like a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, can take on socialist ideology and be cheered by thousands of what should be Communist youth. Some of the bikes carry revolutionary hero Che Guevara's images and some of the riders ware branded with Che tattoos. According to national vehicles registrations in Cuba, there are approximately 200 vintage Harley-Davidsons on the island. Harley-Davidsons began arriving on the island in the 1920s and by the 40s were the official motorcycle of the Cuban police and army. It wasn't until Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, and the United States imposed an economic embargo on the island shortly afterwards, that the motorbikes were seen as symbols of American imperialism and no longer well-liked by government authorities. The US embargo prohibited further sales of Harleys to Cuba, helping forever lock the existing stock of bikes on the island in a time warp. The newest models seen on the streets of Cuba are from the late 1950s. Some date back as far as the 1920s. The US has maintained the 50-year trade embargo on Cuba, and has demanded political and economic openings before it lifts the sanctions. Cuban leaders say the embargo is cruel, and that America has no business telling them what kind of government they should have. 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`~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS NEWSREELS. 1963 AND 1964. B&W. 00:00 COLOR BARS AND TONE. 01:02 OPENING LOGO. 1964. 01:16 POPE PAUL VI BOARDS A PLANE IN ROME FOR A TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND (PALESTINE). KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN GREETS THE POPE ON HIS ARRIVAL. EASTERN RITE PATRIARCHS GREET THE PONTIFF. CROWDS RUSH FORWARD AS POPE'S CAR ARRIVES AT DAMASCUS GATE AT THE WALLED CITY OF JERUSALEM. POPE TRACES STEPS OF JESUS ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS, AS CROWDS ENGULF HIM. HE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER, CELEBRATES MASS. UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL, THE POPE IS GREETED BY PRESIDENT ZALMNA SCHAZAR. POPE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION. CYPRESS LINED FIELDS OF GALILEE. CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, WHICH COMMEMORATES THE STORY OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES. SEA OF GALILEE. 05:07 SMOKY FIRE ON NEW YORK CITY'S WATERFRONT. VS FIREFIGHTERS, WRECKAGE. 06:06 GERMAN OLYMPIC TRIALS IN SKI JUMPING. 07:09 END LOGO. 07:27 EXT WHITE HOUSE. PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON BRIEFS REPORTERS (VO HERLIHY). IN OVAL OFFICE WITH AIDES. LEAVES FOR CAPITOL TO MAKE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TO CONGRESS. LADY BIRD JOHNSON ESCORTS HIM TO HIS CAR. EXT CAPITOL. INT CAPITOL. CONGRESSMEN APPLAUD LBJ. HE SPEAKS: "THIS ADMINISTRATION, TODAY, HERE AND NOW, DECLARES UNCONDITIONAL WAR ON POVERTY IN AMERICA ... WE SHALL NEITHER ACT AS AGGRESSORS, NOR TOLERATE ACTS OF AGGRESSION. WE INTEND TO BURY NO ONE, AND WE DO NOT INTEND TO BE BURIED." 10:31 SHOT OF BERLIN WALL, WHICH IS BEING SEALED FOLLOWING A 17 DAY PASS AGREEMENT. WEST BERLINERS SAY GOODBYE TO RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN. VISITORS PASS THROUGH GATE IN DARKNESS. GATE IS BLOCKADED. 12:00 WORLD BARREL JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP (ON ICE SKATES). MARY ANN MOBLEY PRESENTS TROPHY. 13:17 END LOGO. 13:18 OPENING LOGO 1963. 13:51 STUDENTS IN PANAMA PROTEST US POLICIES IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE. VS RIOTING. MEN THROW ROCKS AT PAN AMERICAN BUILDING. CAR TURNED OVER. FIRE. 15:26 VS BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. TRAFFIC IN SNOW, PEDESTRIANS, STORM SEEN THROUGH CAR WINDSHIELD. MAN DIGGING OUT CAR. STALLED TRUCKS. 17:03 LADY BIRD JOHNSON VISITS COAL MINING REGION OF SCRANTON AND WILKES-BARRE PENNSYLVANIA. ATTENDS DEDICATION OF SCIENCE CENTER AT WILKES COLLEGE. 18:09 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION IN BOSTON. POLE VAULTING, HIGH JUMP. 1000 YARD RUN. 19:38 END LOGO. 19:59 OPENING LOGO 1964. 20:12 PARADE THROUGH WASHINGTON DC FOR PRESIDENT ANTONIO SEGNI OF ITALY. EXT WHITE HOUSE IN THE SNOW. SEGNI WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON. PLACES WREATH AT THE GRAVE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (ALSO IN SNOW). 21:17 AFTERMATH OF BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. CARS BURIED IN SNOW, BEING DUG OUT. BLOWING AND PLOWING SNOW AT KENNEDY AIRPORT. 22:08 JACQUELINE KENNEDY EXPRESSES HER THANKS FOR THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY RECEIVED AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY. 23:15 SPORTSWEAR FASHIONS INSPIRED BY OLYMPIC TRAVEL UNIFORMS. AFTER SKI FASHIONS MODELLED AROUND THE FIREPLACE. SYNTHETIC FABRICS ARE USED. 24:42 MAKAHA BEACH, HAWAII. WORLD SURFBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP. VS SURFING. 26:04 END LOGO. 26:25 OPENING LOGO 1964. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 6. 26:37 CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. MOURNERS ENTER FOR PONTIFICAL MASS IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (JFK). JACQUELINE KENNEDY ENTERS. MRS ROSE KENNEDY ENTERS. VS MASS. EDWARD KENNEDY (TED KENNEDY) IS SEEN LEAVING THE CHURCH WITH JACKIE. 27:57 EXT IMPERIAL HOTEL, TOKYO, JAPAN. ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY MEETS WITH PRESIDENT AHMED SUKARNO OF INDONESIA, TO PERSUADE SUKARNO TO EASE TENSIONS WITH MALASIA. 28:26 FIDEL CASTRO MEETS WITH SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV. IN MOSCOW. CASTRO SMOKES RUSSIAN CIGAR. 29:11 LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN GLENN ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR US SENATOR FROM OHIO (VO HERLIHY). VS GLENN, HIS WIFE AND PARENTS. 29:45 MAYOR ROBERT WAGNER OPENS MOTOR BOAT SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY. 30:52 CURLING TOURNAMENT IN GERMANY. 31:37 ONE MAN AND TWO MAN BOBSLEDDING. 32:29 END LOGO. 32:49 OPENING LOGO 1964. 33:02 HELICOPTER CARRIES CANADA'S PRIME MINISTER LESTER PEARSON TO THE WHITE HOUSE. HE MEETS WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO SIGN AGREEMENTS ON WATER POWER, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL PARK AT THE SUMMER HOME OF FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (FDR) AT CAMPOBELLO, NEW BRUNSWICK. 34:20 OCEAN LINER UNITED STATES, CARRYING QUEEN FREDERIKA AND PRINCESS IRENE OF GREECE, DOCKS IN NEW YORK. THE QUEEN ATTENDS RECEPTION HONORING BARNARD COLLEGE, WITH BARNARD PRESIDENT DR ROSEMARY PARK, AND SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK. 35:10 ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY (RFK) AND WIFE ETHEL KENNEDY VISIT TROOPS ALONG THE TRUCE LINE IN KOREA. HE MEETS WITH SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK CHUNG HEE AND HIS WIFE. 35:51 EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN GREETS KING BAUDOUIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA OF BELGIUM AT TOKYO AIRPORT. CROWN PRINCE AKIHITO AND CROWN PRINCESS MICHIKO ARE ALSO PRESENT. 36:30 HOT AIR BALLOON RACE FROM CATALINA ISLAND TO CALIFORNIA MAINLAND. 37:47 VS TEMPLES OF EGYPTIAN PHARAOH RAMSES II, WHICH WILL BE MOVED FOR THE BUILDING OF THE ASWAN DAM. 38:52 END LOGO. 39:14 OPENING LOGO. 39:28 VS SATURN SPACECRAFT ON LAUNCH PAD. VS CONTROL ROOM. LIFTOFF. PRESIDENT JOHNSON WATCHES ON TELEVISION. 41:24 WHEAT LOADED ONTO SHIPS IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA FOR SHIPMENT TO THE SOVIET UNION. 41:56 UNIVERSAL CITY. CHRYSLER EXECUTIVE EXAMINES CAR WITH TURBINE ENGINE. DOUG MCCLURE, MARILYN MAXWELL AND JAMES DARREN ARE PRESENT. 42:45 HAT FASHIONS FOR SPRING. 43:54 PRIX D'AMERIQUE HARNESS RACE. 45:21 END LOGO. 45:38 OPENING LOGO. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 10. 45:52 RANGER 6 SPACE VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH CAMERAS TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE MOON. LIFTOFF. CONTROL CENTER. SIMULATION OF SPACE FLIGHT, LUNAR LANDING. 47:28 PAULA PRENTISS IN MIAMI FOR BEAUTY PAGEANT. CU SEARCHLIGHT, MARQUEE FOR MOVIE "MAN'S FAVORITE SPORT". 48:23 VS INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC TORCH. OLEG PROTOPOPOV AND LYUDMILA BELOUSOVA FIGURE SKATING. MEN'S DOWNHILL SKIING. TWO MAN BOBSLED. WOMEN'S SLALOM SKIING. 51:44 END LOGO. 52:04 OPENING LOGO 1964. 52:16 MOUNTAINS OF INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDING, SPEED SKATING. 54:25 JET POWERED LIGHTWEIGHT ARMY HELICOPTER IS DEMONSTRATED. 55:18 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN SAN FRANCISCO. BOAT SURFING DEMONSTRATION. 56:11 YESTERDAY'S BIG STORY. 45/07/28. VS NEW YORK CITY COVERED WITH FOG. STREET SCENE, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. VS FIGHTING FIRE IN THE BUILDING, AFTER A BOMBER JET CRASHED INTO IT. BODY ON PARAPET. INJURED REMOVED BY STRETCHER. VS WRECKAGE. 58:10 END LOGO. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
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UNIVERSAL NEWS 1963, 1964
`~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS NEWSREELS. 1963 AND 1964. B&W. 00:00 COLOR BARS AND TONE. 01:02 OPENING LOGO. 1964. 01:16 POPE PAUL VI BOARDS A PLANE IN ROME FOR A TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND (PALESTINE). KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN GREETS THE POPE ON HIS ARRIVAL. EASTERN RITE PATRIARCHS GREET THE PONTIFF. CROWDS RUSH FORWARD AS POPE'S CAR ARRIVES AT DAMASCUS GATE AT THE WALLED CITY OF JERUSALEM. POPE TRACES STEPS OF JESUS ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS, AS CROWDS ENGULF HIM. HE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER, CELEBRATES MASS. UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL, THE POPE IS GREETED BY PRESIDENT ZALMNA SCHAZAR. POPE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION. CYPRESS LINED FIELDS OF GALILEE. CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, WHICH COMMEMORATES THE STORY OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES. SEA OF GALILEE. 05:07 SMOKY FIRE ON NEW YORK CITY'S WATERFRONT. VS FIREFIGHTERS, WRECKAGE. 06:06 GERMAN OLYMPIC TRIALS IN SKI JUMPING. 07:09 END LOGO. 07:27 EXT WHITE HOUSE. PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON BRIEFS REPORTERS (VO HERLIHY). IN OVAL OFFICE WITH AIDES. LEAVES FOR CAPITOL TO MAKE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TO CONGRESS. LADY BIRD JOHNSON ESCORTS HIM TO HIS CAR. EXT CAPITOL. INT CAPITOL. CONGRESSMEN APPLAUD LBJ. HE SPEAKS: "THIS ADMINISTRATION, TODAY, HERE AND NOW, DECLARES UNCONDITIONAL WAR ON POVERTY IN AMERICA ... WE SHALL NEITHER ACT AS AGGRESSORS, NOR TOLERATE ACTS OF AGGRESSION. WE INTEND TO BURY NO ONE, AND WE DO NOT INTEND TO BE BURIED." 10:31 SHOT OF BERLIN WALL, WHICH IS BEING SEALED FOLLOWING A 17 DAY PASS AGREEMENT. WEST BERLINERS SAY GOODBYE TO RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN. VISITORS PASS THROUGH GATE IN DARKNESS. GATE IS BLOCKADED. 12:00 WORLD BARREL JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP (ON ICE SKATES). MARY ANN MOBLEY PRESENTS TROPHY. 13:17 END LOGO. 13:18 OPENING LOGO 1963. 13:51 STUDENTS IN PANAMA PROTEST US POLICIES IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE. VS RIOTING. MEN THROW ROCKS AT PAN AMERICAN BUILDING. CAR TURNED OVER. FIRE. 15:26 VS BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. TRAFFIC IN SNOW, PEDESTRIANS, STORM SEEN THROUGH CAR WINDSHIELD. MAN DIGGING OUT CAR. STALLED TRUCKS. 17:03 LADY BIRD JOHNSON VISITS COAL MINING REGION OF SCRANTON AND WILKES-BARRE PENNSYLVANIA. ATTENDS DEDICATION OF SCIENCE CENTER AT WILKES COLLEGE. 18:09 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION IN BOSTON. POLE VAULTING, HIGH JUMP. 1000 YARD RUN. 19:38 END LOGO. 19:59 OPENING LOGO 1964. 20:12 PARADE THROUGH WASHINGTON DC FOR PRESIDENT ANTONIO SEGNI OF ITALY. EXT WHITE HOUSE IN THE SNOW. SEGNI WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON. PLACES WREATH AT THE GRAVE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (ALSO IN SNOW). 21:17 AFTERMATH OF BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. CARS BURIED IN SNOW, BEING DUG OUT. BLOWING AND PLOWING SNOW AT KENNEDY AIRPORT. 22:08 JACQUELINE KENNEDY EXPRESSES HER THANKS FOR THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY RECEIVED AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY. 23:15 SPORTSWEAR FASHIONS INSPIRED BY OLYMPIC TRAVEL UNIFORMS. AFTER SKI FASHIONS MODELLED AROUND THE FIREPLACE. SYNTHETIC FABRICS ARE USED. 24:42 MAKAHA BEACH, HAWAII. WORLD SURFBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP. VS SURFING. 26:04 END LOGO. 26:25 OPENING LOGO 1964. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 6. 26:37 CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. MOURNERS ENTER FOR PONTIFICAL MASS IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (JFK). JACQUELINE KENNEDY ENTERS. MRS ROSE KENNEDY ENTERS. VS MASS. EDWARD KENNEDY (TED KENNEDY) IS SEEN LEAVING THE CHURCH WITH JACKIE. 27:57 EXT IMPERIAL HOTEL, TOKYO, JAPAN. ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY MEETS WITH PRESIDENT AHMED SUKARNO OF INDONESIA, TO PERSUADE SUKARNO TO EASE TENSIONS WITH MALASIA. 28:26 FIDEL CASTRO MEETS WITH SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV. IN MOSCOW. CASTRO SMOKES RUSSIAN CIGAR. 29:11 LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN GLENN ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR US SENATOR FROM OHIO (VO HERLIHY). VS GLENN, HIS WIFE AND PARENTS. 29:45 MAYOR ROBERT WAGNER OPENS MOTOR BOAT SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY. 30:52 CURLING TOURNAMENT IN GERMANY. 31:37 ONE MAN AND TWO MAN BOBSLEDDING. 32:29 END LOGO. 32:49 OPENING LOGO 1964. 33:02 HELICOPTER CARRIES CANADA'S PRIME MINISTER LESTER PEARSON TO THE WHITE HOUSE. HE MEETS WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO SIGN AGREEMENTS ON WATER POWER, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL PARK AT THE SUMMER HOME OF FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (FDR) AT CAMPOBELLO, NEW BRUNSWICK. 34:20 OCEAN LINER UNITED STATES, CARRYING QUEEN FREDERIKA AND PRINCESS IRENE OF GREECE, DOCKS IN NEW YORK. THE QUEEN ATTENDS RECEPTION HONORING BARNARD COLLEGE, WITH BARNARD PRESIDENT DR ROSEMARY PARK, AND SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK. 35:10 ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY (RFK) AND WIFE ETHEL KENNEDY VISIT TROOPS ALONG THE TRUCE LINE IN KOREA. HE MEETS WITH SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK CHUNG HEE AND HIS WIFE. 35:51 EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN GREETS KING BAUDOUIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA OF BELGIUM AT TOKYO AIRPORT. CROWN PRINCE AKIHITO AND CROWN PRINCESS MICHIKO ARE ALSO PRESENT. 36:30 HOT AIR BALLOON RACE FROM CATALINA ISLAND TO CALIFORNIA MAINLAND. 37:47 VS TEMPLES OF EGYPTIAN PHARAOH RAMSES II, WHICH WILL BE MOVED FOR THE BUILDING OF THE ASWAN DAM. 38:52 END LOGO. 39:14 OPENING LOGO. 39:28 VS SATURN SPACECRAFT ON LAUNCH PAD. VS CONTROL ROOM. LIFTOFF. PRESIDENT JOHNSON WATCHES ON TELEVISION. 41:24 WHEAT LOADED ONTO SHIPS IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA FOR SHIPMENT TO THE SOVIET UNION. 41:56 UNIVERSAL CITY. CHRYSLER EXECUTIVE EXAMINES CAR WITH TURBINE ENGINE. DOUG MCCLURE, MARILYN MAXWELL AND JAMES DARREN ARE PRESENT. 42:45 HAT FASHIONS FOR SPRING. 43:54 PRIX D'AMERIQUE HARNESS RACE. 45:21 END LOGO. 45:38 OPENING LOGO. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 10. 45:52 RANGER 6 SPACE VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH CAMERAS TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE MOON. LIFTOFF. CONTROL CENTER. SIMULATION OF SPACE FLIGHT, LUNAR LANDING. 47:28 PAULA PRENTISS IN MIAMI FOR BEAUTY PAGEANT. CU SEARCHLIGHT, MARQUEE FOR MOVIE "MAN'S FAVORITE SPORT". 48:23 VS INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC TORCH. OLEG PROTOPOPOV AND LYUDMILA BELOUSOVA FIGURE SKATING. MEN'S DOWNHILL SKIING. TWO MAN BOBSLED. WOMEN'S SLALOM SKIING. 51:44 END LOGO. 52:04 OPENING LOGO 1964. 52:16 MOUNTAINS OF INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDING, SPEED SKATING. 54:25 JET POWERED LIGHTWEIGHT ARMY HELICOPTER IS DEMONSTRATED. 55:18 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN SAN FRANCISCO. BOAT SURFING DEMONSTRATION. 56:11 YESTERDAY'S BIG STORY. 45/07/28. VS NEW YORK CITY COVERED WITH FOG. STREET SCENE, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. VS FIGHTING FIRE IN THE BUILDING, AFTER A BOMBER JET CRASHED INTO IT. BODY ON PARAPET. INJURED REMOVED BY STRETCHER. VS WRECKAGE. 58:10 END LOGO. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
UNIVERSAL NEWS 1963, 1964
`~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS NEWSREELS. 1963 AND 1964. B&W. 00:00 COLOR BARS AND TONE. 01:02 OPENING LOGO. 1964. 01:16 POPE PAUL VI BOARDS A PLANE IN ROME FOR A TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND (PALESTINE). KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN GREETS THE POPE ON HIS ARRIVAL. EASTERN RITE PATRIARCHS GREET THE PONTIFF. CROWDS RUSH FORWARD AS POPE'S CAR ARRIVES AT DAMASCUS GATE AT THE WALLED CITY OF JERUSALEM. POPE TRACES STEPS OF JESUS ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS, AS CROWDS ENGULF HIM. HE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER, CELEBRATES MASS. UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL, THE POPE IS GREETED BY PRESIDENT ZALMNA SCHAZAR. POPE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION. CYPRESS LINED FIELDS OF GALILEE. CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, WHICH COMMEMORATES THE STORY OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES. SEA OF GALILEE. 05:07 SMOKY FIRE ON NEW YORK CITY'S WATERFRONT. VS FIREFIGHTERS, WRECKAGE. 06:06 GERMAN OLYMPIC TRIALS IN SKI JUMPING. 07:09 END LOGO. 07:27 EXT WHITE HOUSE. PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON BRIEFS REPORTERS (VO HERLIHY). IN OVAL OFFICE WITH AIDES. LEAVES FOR CAPITOL TO MAKE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TO CONGRESS. LADY BIRD JOHNSON ESCORTS HIM TO HIS CAR. EXT CAPITOL. INT CAPITOL. CONGRESSMEN APPLAUD LBJ. HE SPEAKS: "THIS ADMINISTRATION, TODAY, HERE AND NOW, DECLARES UNCONDITIONAL WAR ON POVERTY IN AMERICA ... WE SHALL NEITHER ACT AS AGGRESSORS, NOR TOLERATE ACTS OF AGGRESSION. WE INTEND TO BURY NO ONE, AND WE DO NOT INTEND TO BE BURIED." 10:31 SHOT OF BERLIN WALL, WHICH IS BEING SEALED FOLLOWING A 17 DAY PASS AGREEMENT. WEST BERLINERS SAY GOODBYE TO RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN. VISITORS PASS THROUGH GATE IN DARKNESS. GATE IS BLOCKADED. 12:00 WORLD BARREL JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP (ON ICE SKATES). MARY ANN MOBLEY PRESENTS TROPHY. 13:17 END LOGO. 13:18 OPENING LOGO 1963. 13:51 STUDENTS IN PANAMA PROTEST US POLICIES IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE. VS RIOTING. MEN THROW ROCKS AT PAN AMERICAN BUILDING. CAR TURNED OVER. FIRE. 15:26 VS BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. TRAFFIC IN SNOW, PEDESTRIANS, STORM SEEN THROUGH CAR WINDSHIELD. MAN DIGGING OUT CAR. STALLED TRUCKS. 17:03 LADY BIRD JOHNSON VISITS COAL MINING REGION OF SCRANTON AND WILKES-BARRE PENNSYLVANIA. ATTENDS DEDICATION OF SCIENCE CENTER AT WILKES COLLEGE. 18:09 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION IN BOSTON. POLE VAULTING, HIGH JUMP. 1000 YARD RUN. 19:38 END LOGO. 19:59 OPENING LOGO 1964. 20:12 PARADE THROUGH WASHINGTON DC FOR PRESIDENT ANTONIO SEGNI OF ITALY. EXT WHITE HOUSE IN THE SNOW. SEGNI WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON. PLACES WREATH AT THE GRAVE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (ALSO IN SNOW). 21:17 AFTERMATH OF BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. CARS BURIED IN SNOW, BEING DUG OUT. BLOWING AND PLOWING SNOW AT KENNEDY AIRPORT. 22:08 JACQUELINE KENNEDY EXPRESSES HER THANKS FOR THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY RECEIVED AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY. 23:15 SPORTSWEAR FASHIONS INSPIRED BY OLYMPIC TRAVEL UNIFORMS. AFTER SKI FASHIONS MODELLED AROUND THE FIREPLACE. SYNTHETIC FABRICS ARE USED. 24:42 MAKAHA BEACH, HAWAII. WORLD SURFBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP. VS SURFING. 26:04 END LOGO. 26:25 OPENING LOGO 1964. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 6. 26:37 CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. MOURNERS ENTER FOR PONTIFICAL MASS IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (JFK). JACQUELINE KENNEDY ENTERS. MRS ROSE KENNEDY ENTERS. VS MASS. EDWARD KENNEDY (TED KENNEDY) IS SEEN LEAVING THE CHURCH WITH JACKIE. 27:57 EXT IMPERIAL HOTEL, TOKYO, JAPAN. ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY MEETS WITH PRESIDENT AHMED SUKARNO OF INDONESIA, TO PERSUADE SUKARNO TO EASE TENSIONS WITH MALASIA. 28:26 FIDEL CASTRO MEETS WITH SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV. IN MOSCOW. CASTRO SMOKES RUSSIAN CIGAR. 29:11 LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN GLENN ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR US SENATOR FROM OHIO (VO HERLIHY). VS GLENN, HIS WIFE AND PARENTS. 29:45 MAYOR ROBERT WAGNER OPENS MOTOR BOAT SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY. 30:52 CURLING TOURNAMENT IN GERMANY. 31:37 ONE MAN AND TWO MAN BOBSLEDDING. 32:29 END LOGO. 32:49 OPENING LOGO 1964. 33:02 HELICOPTER CARRIES CANADA'S PRIME MINISTER LESTER PEARSON TO THE WHITE HOUSE. HE MEETS WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO SIGN AGREEMENTS ON WATER POWER, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL PARK AT THE SUMMER HOME OF FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (FDR) AT CAMPOBELLO, NEW BRUNSWICK. 34:20 OCEAN LINER UNITED STATES, CARRYING QUEEN FREDERIKA AND PRINCESS IRENE OF GREECE, DOCKS IN NEW YORK. THE QUEEN ATTENDS RECEPTION HONORING BARNARD COLLEGE, WITH BARNARD PRESIDENT DR ROSEMARY PARK, AND SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK. 35:10 ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY (RFK) AND WIFE ETHEL KENNEDY VISIT TROOPS ALONG THE TRUCE LINE IN KOREA. HE MEETS WITH SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK CHUNG HEE AND HIS WIFE. 35:51 EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN GREETS KING BAUDOUIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA OF BELGIUM AT TOKYO AIRPORT. CROWN PRINCE AKIHITO AND CROWN PRINCESS MICHIKO ARE ALSO PRESENT. 36:30 HOT AIR BALLOON RACE FROM CATALINA ISLAND TO CALIFORNIA MAINLAND. 37:47 VS TEMPLES OF EGYPTIAN PHARAOH RAMSES II, WHICH WILL BE MOVED FOR THE BUILDING OF THE ASWAN DAM. 38:52 END LOGO. 39:14 OPENING LOGO. 39:28 VS SATURN SPACECRAFT ON LAUNCH PAD. VS CONTROL ROOM. LIFTOFF. PRESIDENT JOHNSON WATCHES ON TELEVISION. 41:24 WHEAT LOADED ONTO SHIPS IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA FOR SHIPMENT TO THE SOVIET UNION. 41:56 UNIVERSAL CITY. CHRYSLER EXECUTIVE EXAMINES CAR WITH TURBINE ENGINE. DOUG MCCLURE, MARILYN MAXWELL AND JAMES DARREN ARE PRESENT. 42:45 HAT FASHIONS FOR SPRING. 43:54 PRIX D'AMERIQUE HARNESS RACE. 45:21 END LOGO. 45:38 OPENING LOGO. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 10. 45:52 RANGER VI / RANGER 6 SPACE VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH CAMERAS TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE MOON. LIFTOFF. CONTROL CENTER. SIMULATION OF SPACE FLIGHT, LUNAR LANDING. 47:28 PAULA PRENTISS IN MIAMI FOR BEAUTY PAGEANT. CU SEARCHLIGHT, MARQUEE FOR MOVIE "MAN'S FAVORITE SPORT". 48:23 VS INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC TORCH. OLEG PROTOPOPOV AND LYUDMILA BELOUSOVA FIGURE SKATING. MEN'S DOWNHILL SKIING. TWO MAN BOBSLED. WOMEN'S SLALOM SKIING. 51:44 END LOGO. 52:04 OPENING LOGO 1964. 52:16 MOUNTAINS OF INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDING, SPEED SKATING. 54:25 JET POWERED LIGHTWEIGHT ARMY HELICOPTER IS DEMONSTRATED. 55:18 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN SAN FRANCISCO. BOAT SURFING DEMONSTRATION. 56:11 YESTERDAY'S BIG STORY. 45/07/28. VS NEW YORK CITY COVERED WITH FOG. STREET SCENE, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. VS FIGHTING FIRE IN THE BUILDING, AFTER A BOMBER JET CRASHED INTO IT. BODY ON PARAPET. INJURED REMOVED BY STRETCHER. VS WRECKAGE. 58:10 END LOGO. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
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`~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS NEWSREELS. 1963 AND 1964. B&W. 00:00 COLOR BARS AND TONE. 01:02 OPENING LOGO. 1964. 01:16 POPE PAUL VI BOARDS A PLANE IN ROME FOR A TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND (PALESTINE). KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN GREETS THE POPE ON HIS ARRIVAL. EASTERN RITE PATRIARCHS GREET THE PONTIFF. CROWDS RUSH FORWARD AS POPE'S CAR ARRIVES AT DAMASCUS GATE AT THE WALLED CITY OF JERUSALEM. POPE TRACES STEPS OF JESUS ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS, AS CROWDS ENGULF HIM. HE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER, CELEBRATES MASS. UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL, THE POPE IS GREETED BY PRESIDENT ZALMNA SCHAZAR. POPE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION. CYPRESS LINED FIELDS OF GALILEE. CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, WHICH COMMEMORATES THE STORY OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES. SEA OF GALILEE. 05:07 SMOKY FIRE ON NEW YORK CITY'S WATERFRONT. VS FIREFIGHTERS, WRECKAGE. 06:06 GERMAN OLYMPIC TRIALS IN SKI JUMPING. 07:09 END LOGO. 07:27 EXT WHITE HOUSE. PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON BRIEFS REPORTERS (VO HERLIHY). IN OVAL OFFICE WITH AIDES. LEAVES FOR CAPITOL TO MAKE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TO CONGRESS. LADY BIRD JOHNSON ESCORTS HIM TO HIS CAR. EXT CAPITOL. INT CAPITOL. CONGRESSMEN APPLAUD LBJ. HE SPEAKS: "THIS ADMINISTRATION, TODAY, HERE AND NOW, DECLARES UNCONDITIONAL WAR ON POVERTY IN AMERICA ... WE SHALL NEITHER ACT AS AGGRESSORS, NOR TOLERATE ACTS OF AGGRESSION. WE INTEND TO BURY NO ONE, AND WE DO NOT INTEND TO BE BURIED." 10:31 SHOT OF BERLIN WALL, WHICH IS BEING SEALED FOLLOWING A 17 DAY PASS AGREEMENT. WEST BERLINERS SAY GOODBYE TO RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN. VISITORS PASS THROUGH GATE IN DARKNESS. GATE IS BLOCKADED. 12:00 WORLD BARREL JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP (ON ICE SKATES). MARY ANN MOBLEY PRESENTS TROPHY. 13:17 END LOGO. 13:18 OPENING LOGO 1963. 13:51 STUDENTS IN PANAMA PROTEST US POLICIES IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE. VS RIOTING. MEN THROW ROCKS AT PAN AMERICAN BUILDING. CAR TURNED OVER. FIRE. 15:26 VS BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. TRAFFIC IN SNOW, PEDESTRIANS, STORM SEEN THROUGH CAR WINDSHIELD. MAN DIGGING OUT CAR. STALLED TRUCKS. 17:03 LADY BIRD JOHNSON VISITS COAL MINING REGION OF SCRANTON AND WILKES-BARRE PENNSYLVANIA. ATTENDS DEDICATION OF SCIENCE CENTER AT WILKES COLLEGE. 18:09 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION IN BOSTON. POLE VAULTING, HIGH JUMP. 1000 YARD RUN. 19:38 END LOGO. 19:59 OPENING LOGO 1964. 20:12 PARADE THROUGH WASHINGTON DC FOR PRESIDENT ANTONIO SEGNI OF ITALY. EXT WHITE HOUSE IN THE SNOW. SEGNI WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON. PLACES WREATH AT THE GRAVE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (ALSO IN SNOW). 21:17 AFTERMATH OF BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. CARS BURIED IN SNOW, BEING DUG OUT. BLOWING AND PLOWING SNOW AT KENNEDY AIRPORT. 22:08 JACQUELINE KENNEDY EXPRESSES HER THANKS FOR THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY RECEIVED AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY. 23:15 SPORTSWEAR FASHIONS INSPIRED BY OLYMPIC TRAVEL UNIFORMS. AFTER SKI FASHIONS MODELLED AROUND THE FIREPLACE. SYNTHETIC FABRICS ARE USED. 24:42 MAKAHA BEACH, HAWAII. WORLD SURFBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP. VS SURFING. 26:04 END LOGO. 26:25 OPENING LOGO 1964. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 6. 26:37 CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. MOURNERS ENTER FOR PONTIFICAL MASS IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (JFK). JACQUELINE KENNEDY ENTERS. MRS ROSE KENNEDY ENTERS. VS MASS. EDWARD KENNEDY (TED KENNEDY) IS SEEN LEAVING THE CHURCH WITH JACKIE. 27:57 EXT IMPERIAL HOTEL, TOKYO, JAPAN. ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY MEETS WITH PRESIDENT AHMED SUKARNO OF INDONESIA, TO PERSUADE SUKARNO TO EASE TENSIONS WITH MALASIA. 28:26 FIDEL CASTRO MEETS WITH SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV. IN MOSCOW. CASTRO SMOKES RUSSIAN CIGAR. 29:11 LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN GLENN ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR US SENATOR FROM OHIO (VO HERLIHY). VS GLENN, HIS WIFE AND PARENTS. 29:45 MAYOR ROBERT WAGNER OPENS MOTOR BOAT SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY. 30:52 CURLING TOURNAMENT IN GERMANY. 31:37 ONE MAN AND TWO MAN BOBSLEDDING. 32:29 END LOGO. 32:49 OPENING LOGO 1964. 33:02 HELICOPTER CARRIES CANADA'S PRIME MINISTER LESTER PEARSON TO THE WHITE HOUSE. HE MEETS WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO SIGN AGREEMENTS ON WATER POWER, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL PARK AT THE SUMMER HOME OF FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (FDR) AT CAMPOBELLO, NEW BRUNSWICK. 34:20 OCEAN LINER UNITED STATES, CARRYING QUEEN FREDERIKA AND PRINCESS IRENE OF GREECE, DOCKS IN NEW YORK. THE QUEEN ATTENDS RECEPTION HONORING BARNARD COLLEGE, WITH BARNARD PRESIDENT DR ROSEMARY PARK, AND SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK. 35:10 ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY (RFK) AND WIFE ETHEL KENNEDY VISIT TROOPS ALONG THE TRUCE LINE IN KOREA. HE MEETS WITH SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK CHUNG HEE AND HIS WIFE. 35:51 EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN GREETS KING BAUDOUIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA OF BELGIUM AT TOKYO AIRPORT. CROWN PRINCE AKIHITO AND CROWN PRINCESS MICHIKO ARE ALSO PRESENT. 36:30 HOT AIR BALLOON RACE FROM CATALINA ISLAND TO CALIFORNIA MAINLAND. 37:47 VS TEMPLES OF EGYPTIAN PHARAOH RAMSES II, WHICH WILL BE MOVED FOR THE BUILDING OF THE ASWAN DAM. 38:52 END LOGO. 39:14 OPENING LOGO. 39:28 VS SATURN SPACECRAFT ON LAUNCH PAD. VS CONTROL ROOM. LIFTOFF. PRESIDENT JOHNSON WATCHES ON TELEVISION. 41:24 WHEAT LOADED ONTO SHIPS IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA FOR SHIPMENT TO THE SOVIET UNION. 41:56 UNIVERSAL CITY. CHRYSLER EXECUTIVE EXAMINES CAR WITH TURBINE ENGINE. DOUG MCCLURE, MARILYN MAXWELL AND JAMES DARREN ARE PRESENT. 42:45 HAT FASHIONS FOR SPRING. 43:54 PRIX D'AMERIQUE HARNESS RACE. 45:21 END LOGO. 45:38 OPENING LOGO. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 10. 45:52 RANGER 6 SPACE VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH CAMERAS TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE MOON. LIFTOFF. CONTROL CENTER. SIMULATION OF SPACE FLIGHT, LUNAR LANDING. 47:28 PAULA PRENTISS IN MIAMI FOR BEAUTY PAGEANT. CU SEARCHLIGHT, MARQUEE FOR MOVIE "MAN'S FAVORITE SPORT". 48:23 VS INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC TORCH. OLEG PROTOPOPOV AND LYUDMILA BELOUSOVA FIGURE SKATING. MEN'S DOWNHILL SKIING. TWO MAN BOBSLED. WOMEN'S SLALOM SKIING. 51:44 END LOGO. 52:04 OPENING LOGO 1964. 52:16 MOUNTAINS OF INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDING, SPEED SKATING. 54:25 JET POWERED LIGHTWEIGHT ARMY HELICOPTER IS DEMONSTRATED. 55:18 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN SAN FRANCISCO. BOAT SURFING DEMONSTRATION. 56:11 YESTERDAY'S BIG STORY. 45/07/28. VS NEW YORK CITY COVERED WITH FOG. STREET SCENE, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. VS FIGHTING FIRE IN THE BUILDING, AFTER A BOMBER JET CRASHED INTO IT. BODY ON PARAPET. INJURED REMOVED BY STRETCHER. VS WRECKAGE. 58:10 END LOGO. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
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`~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS NEWSREELS. 1963 AND 1964. B&W. 00:00 COLOR BARS AND TONE. 01:02 OPENING LOGO. 1964. 01:16 POPE PAUL VI BOARDS A PLANE IN ROME FOR A TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND (PALESTINE). KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN GREETS THE POPE ON HIS ARRIVAL. EASTERN RITE PATRIARCHS GREET THE PONTIFF. CROWDS RUSH FORWARD AS POPE'S CAR ARRIVES AT DAMASCUS GATE AT THE WALLED CITY OF JERUSALEM. POPE TRACES STEPS OF JESUS ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS, AS CROWDS ENGULF HIM. HE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER, CELEBRATES MASS. UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL, THE POPE IS GREETED BY PRESIDENT ZALMNA SCHAZAR. POPE ENTERS THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION. CYPRESS LINED FIELDS OF GALILEE. CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, WHICH COMMEMORATES THE STORY OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES. SEA OF GALILEE. 05:07 SMOKY FIRE ON NEW YORK CITY'S WATERFRONT. VS FIREFIGHTERS, WRECKAGE. 06:06 GERMAN OLYMPIC TRIALS IN SKI JUMPING. 07:09 END LOGO. 07:27 EXT WHITE HOUSE. PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON BRIEFS REPORTERS (VO HERLIHY). IN OVAL OFFICE WITH AIDES. LEAVES FOR CAPITOL TO MAKE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TO CONGRESS. LADY BIRD JOHNSON ESCORTS HIM TO HIS CAR. EXT CAPITOL. INT CAPITOL. CONGRESSMEN APPLAUD LBJ. HE SPEAKS: "THIS ADMINISTRATION, TODAY, HERE AND NOW, DECLARES UNCONDITIONAL WAR ON POVERTY IN AMERICA ... WE SHALL NEITHER ACT AS AGGRESSORS, NOR TOLERATE ACTS OF AGGRESSION. WE INTEND TO BURY NO ONE, AND WE DO NOT INTEND TO BE BURIED." 10:31 SHOT OF BERLIN WALL, WHICH IS BEING SEALED FOLLOWING A 17 DAY PASS AGREEMENT. WEST BERLINERS SAY GOODBYE TO RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN. VISITORS PASS THROUGH GATE IN DARKNESS. GATE IS BLOCKADED. 12:00 WORLD BARREL JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP (ON ICE SKATES). MARY ANN MOBLEY PRESENTS TROPHY. 13:17 END LOGO. 13:18 OPENING LOGO 1963. 13:51 STUDENTS IN PANAMA PROTEST US POLICIES IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE. VS RIOTING. MEN THROW ROCKS AT PAN AMERICAN BUILDING. CAR TURNED OVER. FIRE. 15:26 VS BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. TRAFFIC IN SNOW, PEDESTRIANS, STORM SEEN THROUGH CAR WINDSHIELD. MAN DIGGING OUT CAR. STALLED TRUCKS. 17:03 LADY BIRD JOHNSON VISITS COAL MINING REGION OF SCRANTON AND WILKES-BARRE PENNSYLVANIA. ATTENDS DEDICATION OF SCIENCE CENTER AT WILKES COLLEGE. 18:09 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION IN BOSTON. POLE VAULTING, HIGH JUMP. 1000 YARD RUN. 19:38 END LOGO. 19:59 OPENING LOGO 1964. 20:12 PARADE THROUGH WASHINGTON DC FOR PRESIDENT ANTONIO SEGNI OF ITALY. EXT WHITE HOUSE IN THE SNOW. SEGNI WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON. PLACES WREATH AT THE GRAVE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (ALSO IN SNOW). 21:17 AFTERMATH OF BLIZZARD FROM MIDWEST TO ATLANTIC SEABOARD. CARS BURIED IN SNOW, BEING DUG OUT. BLOWING AND PLOWING SNOW AT KENNEDY AIRPORT. 22:08 JACQUELINE KENNEDY EXPRESSES HER THANKS FOR THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY RECEIVED AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY. 23:15 SPORTSWEAR FASHIONS INSPIRED BY OLYMPIC TRAVEL UNIFORMS. AFTER SKI FASHIONS MODELLED AROUND THE FIREPLACE. SYNTHETIC FABRICS ARE USED. 24:42 MAKAHA BEACH, HAWAII. WORLD SURFBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP. VS SURFING. 26:04 END LOGO. 26:25 OPENING LOGO 1964. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 6. 26:37 CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. MOURNERS ENTER FOR PONTIFICAL MASS IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY (JFK). JACQUELINE KENNEDY ENTERS. MRS ROSE KENNEDY ENTERS. VS MASS. EDWARD KENNEDY (TED KENNEDY) IS SEEN LEAVING THE CHURCH WITH JACKIE. 27:57 EXT IMPERIAL HOTEL, TOKYO, JAPAN. ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY MEETS WITH PRESIDENT AHMED SUKARNO OF INDONESIA, TO PERSUADE SUKARNO TO EASE TENSIONS WITH MALASIA. 28:26 FIDEL CASTRO MEETS WITH SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV. IN MOSCOW. CASTRO SMOKES RUSSIAN CIGAR. 29:11 LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN GLENN ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR US SENATOR FROM OHIO (VO HERLIHY). VS GLENN, HIS WIFE AND PARENTS. 29:45 MAYOR ROBERT WAGNER OPENS MOTOR BOAT SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY. 30:52 CURLING TOURNAMENT IN GERMANY. 31:37 ONE MAN AND TWO MAN BOBSLEDDING. 32:29 END LOGO. 32:49 OPENING LOGO 1964. 33:02 HELICOPTER CARRIES CANADA'S PRIME MINISTER LESTER PEARSON TO THE WHITE HOUSE. HE MEETS WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO SIGN AGREEMENTS ON WATER POWER, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL PARK AT THE SUMMER HOME OF FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (FDR) AT CAMPOBELLO, NEW BRUNSWICK. 34:20 OCEAN LINER UNITED STATES, CARRYING QUEEN FREDERIKA AND PRINCESS IRENE OF GREECE, DOCKS IN NEW YORK. THE QUEEN ATTENDS RECEPTION HONORING BARNARD COLLEGE, WITH BARNARD PRESIDENT DR ROSEMARY PARK, AND SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK. 35:10 ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT F KENNEDY (RFK) AND WIFE ETHEL KENNEDY VISIT TROOPS ALONG THE TRUCE LINE IN KOREA. HE MEETS WITH SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK CHUNG HEE AND HIS WIFE. 35:51 EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN GREETS KING BAUDOUIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA OF BELGIUM AT TOKYO AIRPORT. CROWN PRINCE AKIHITO AND CROWN PRINCESS MICHIKO ARE ALSO PRESENT. 36:30 HOT AIR BALLOON RACE FROM CATALINA ISLAND TO CALIFORNIA MAINLAND. 37:47 VS TEMPLES OF EGYPTIAN PHARAOH RAMSES II, WHICH WILL BE MOVED FOR THE BUILDING OF THE ASWAN DAM. 38:52 END LOGO. 39:14 OPENING LOGO. 39:28 VS SATURN SPACECRAFT ON LAUNCH PAD. VS CONTROL ROOM. LIFTOFF. PRESIDENT JOHNSON WATCHES ON TELEVISION. 41:24 WHEAT LOADED ONTO SHIPS IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA FOR SHIPMENT TO THE SOVIET UNION. 41:56 UNIVERSAL CITY. CHRYSLER EXECUTIVE EXAMINES CAR WITH TURBINE ENGINE. DOUG MCCLURE, MARILYN MAXWELL AND JAMES DARREN ARE PRESENT. 42:45 HAT FASHIONS FOR SPRING. 43:54 PRIX D'AMERIQUE HARNESS RACE. 45:21 END LOGO. 45:38 OPENING LOGO. VOL NO 37, ISSUE NO 10. 45:52 RANGER 6 SPACE VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH CAMERAS TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE MOON. LIFTOFF. CONTROL CENTER. SIMULATION OF SPACE FLIGHT, LUNAR LANDING. 47:28 PAULA PRENTISS IN MIAMI FOR BEAUTY PAGEANT. CU SEARCHLIGHT, MARQUEE FOR MOVIE "MAN'S FAVORITE SPORT". 48:23 VS INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC TORCH. OLEG PROTOPOPOV AND LYUDMILA BELOUSOVA FIGURE SKATING. MEN'S DOWNHILL SKIING. TWO MAN BOBSLED. WOMEN'S SLALOM SKIING. 51:44 END LOGO. 52:04 OPENING LOGO 1964. 52:16 MOUNTAINS OF INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. OLYMPIC BOBSLEDDING, SPEED SKATING. 54:25 JET POWERED LIGHTWEIGHT ARMY HELICOPTER IS DEMONSTRATED. 55:18 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN SAN FRANCISCO. BOAT SURFING DEMONSTRATION. 56:11 YESTERDAY'S BIG STORY. 45/07/28. VS NEW YORK CITY COVERED WITH FOG. STREET SCENE, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. VS FIGHTING FIRE IN THE BUILDING, AFTER A BOMBER JET CRASHED INTO IT. BODY ON PARAPET. INJURED REMOVED BY STRETCHER. VS WRECKAGE. 58:10 END LOGO. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
APTN 2330 PRIME NEWS - AMERICAS
AP-APTN-2330: US Stanford 2 Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:US Stanford 2- REPLAY Texas billionaire indicted for alleged fraud; sketches, STILL LENGTH: 02:20 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 610275 DATELINE: Various 19 June 2009/FILE LENGTH: 02:20 SHOTLIST ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2130 NEWS UPDATE, 19 JUNE 2009) AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Richmond, Virginia - June 19, 2009 1. Photograph of R. Allen Stanford through window of car as he goes to court ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2130 NEWS UPDATE, 19 JUNE 2009) Bill Hennessy - MUST GIVE ONSCREEN COURTESY Richmond, Virginia - June 19, 2009 2. Wide, push in sketch of courtroom appearance 3. Mid sketch of courtroom appearance (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS, 19 JUNE 2009) AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile London - June 11, 2008 4. STILL of fraud suspect R. Allen Stanford AP TELEVISION - AP Clients ONLY Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 5. Various of indictment document 6. Mid of Department of Justice news conference 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Khuzami, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement: "Perhaps what is most disturbing about this case is that Stanford's victims were not looking for one of those get-rich-quick-schemes that we hear so much about and seem somewhat obvious to avoid. Stanford's investors were simply looking for safe investments and low risk opportunities and with Stanford they thought they had found such an opportunity, but what they had actually found was a complicated array of phoney financial statements, fabricated performance and sham audits - all to create the illusion of safety and liquidity." AP TELEVISION - AP Clients ONLY FILE: Saint Johns, Antigua (exact date unknown) 8. Various exteriors of Stanford International Bank AP Television - AP Clients ONLY Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Khuzami, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement: "And in a shocking twist to this story, Stanford's scheme also corrupted a foreign regulator. Today we charged Leroy King, the administrator and CEO of the Antiguan Financial Services Regulatory Commission - or FSRC - with aiding and abetting securities fraud by accepting thousands of dollars in bribes on a regular basis to ignore the Stanford Ponzi scheme." 10. Various of indictment document 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Khuzami, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement: (soundbite overlayed with cutaways of Lanny Breuer and wide of news conference) "I want to conclude by thanking Lanny Breuer and my former colleagues at the Department of Justice, who have worked tirelessly to build an impressive criminal case from the rubble of this massive fraud." AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Houston, Texas - April 20, 2008 12. STILL Stanford photographed in his attorney's office STORYLINE: Brash Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford was indicted and jailed on Friday on charges his international banking empire was really just a pyramid scheme built on lies, bluster and bribery. The Justice Department announced charges against Stanford and six others who allegedly helped the tycoon run a 7 (b) billion US dollar swindle. At a court hearing in Richmond, Virginia, a federal judge agreed with prosecutors that Stanford posed a flight risk and ordered him to remain in custody until a future detention hearing in Houston. Among those charged were executives of Stanford Financial Group and a former Antiguan bank regulator who prosecutors say should have caught the fraud but instead took bribes to let the scheme continue. Robert Khuzami, the enforcement director for the Securities and Exchange Commission, said investigators have built "an impressive criminal case from the rubble of this massive fraud." If convicted of all charges in the 21-count indictment, Stanford, who is 59, could face as much as 250 years in prison, officials said. Dick DeGuerin, Stanford's lawyer, said in a written statement that Stanford was "confident that a fair jury will find him not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing." The indictment unsealed on Friday in Houston charged Stanford and other executives at his firm falsely claimed to have grown 1.2 (b) billion dollars in assets in 2001 to roughly 8.5 (b) billion dollars by the end of 2008. The operation had roughly 30,000 investors, officials said. Secretly, though, Stanford diverted more than 1.6 (b) billion US dollars in personal loans to himself, according to investigators. Court papers charge Stanford and top executives orchestrated the massive fraud by advising clients to buy certificates of deposit from the Antigua-based Stanford International Bank. While Stanford is less well-known than the infamous swindler Bernard Madoff, authorities say both men's businesses were based on the same type of scam - faking investment returns while attracting new investors to keep the operation afloat. Authorities say they are investigating 100 other possible pyramid schemes, although none on the scale of the Stanford or Madoff cases. A group of cheated Stanford investors said in a statement that their losses "are devastating, as senior citizens are losing their homes, going without medical care, and becoming a burden on their children and families." Stanford, in FBI custody after surrendering on Thursday, appeared in federal court in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday, where authorities hope to convince a judge to keep him behind bars pending trial. Prosecutors charged Leroy King, the former chief executive officer of Antigua's Financial Services Regulatory Commission, with conspiracy to obstruct an SEC investigation. In February, King told reporters the commission properly scrutinised Stanford's business. Prosecutors allege King accepted more than 100,000 US dollars in bribes to help Stanford continue his fraud. At his zenith, Stanford was a larger-than-life figure in Antigua. His enterprises there include a newspaper, two restaurants, a development company and the ornately landscaped Stanford cricket grounds, where he shook up the staid world of professional cricket last year by bankrolling the purse in a 20 (m) million US dollar winner-take-all match. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1953EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Europe Iran Protests Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:Europe Iran Protests- REPLAY Iranian protesters rally in Spain and France LENGTH: 02:44 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: French/Eng/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610263 DATELINE: Paris/ Madrid - 19 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:44 SHOTLIST Paris, France 1. Wide pan of protesters demonstrating near Iranian embassy 2. Mid of demonstrator chanting 3. SOUNDBITE (French) Vox pop, demonstrator (no name given): "We want the French people and everyone in the world to hear us and not to take Ahmadinejad for our President, we don't want congratulations from nations, from states, for Mr Ahmadinejad as our President. He's not our President." 4. Various of demonstrators clapping and singing 5. Wide of demonstration 6. Pan from Eiffel Tower in background to French philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy speaking in Trocadero Square 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Bernard Henri-Levy, philosopher and demonstrator: "I am so impressed and so moved by the courage of the Iranian people. These young girls, young boys, simple citizens who demonstrate in the streets of Tehran, of Shiraz, of Esfahan with such boldness and courage. How not to be with them, at least by the heart? How not to demonstrate a minimum of solidarity? It's not a lot. We do very little but if we are not able to devote to them, in solidarity with them, a little of our time, then we have to despair of democracy." 8. Henri-Levy and French socialist politician Jack Lang signing poster 9. Close of poster reading (French) 'No to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, yes to the Iranian people. ' Madrid, Spain 10. Demonstrators marching outside the Spanish Foreign Ministry 11. Demonstrators holding placards and clapping 12. Various of demonstrators holding placards reading (Spanish) 'For a secular Iran' and 'With the Iranian people' 13. Wide pan of protest 14. Various of woman being wrapped in cellophane to represent the silencing of the Iranian protesters 15. Wide pan of protest STORYLINE Hundreds of protesters marched in front of the Iranian embassy in Paris on Friday in support of Iranians contesting the outcome of presidential elections. The demonstrators chanted slogans and demanded an inquiry into the vote count. "We don't want congratulations from nations, from states, for Mr Ahmadinejad as our President. He's not our President" said one demonstrator. Earlier a group of prominent French intellectuals, including philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy, writer Marek Halter and former French culture minister and Socialist lawmaker Jack Lang, were among about 60 demonstrators gathered in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. "I'm so impressed and moved by the courage of the Iranian people," Henri-Levy said. Henri-Levy promised to continue to protest until Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was re-elected in last week's disputed election, acknowledges his defeat. Some of the speakers signed a poster asking world leaders to investigate the election, which opposition candidates and their supporters claim was fraudulent. There have been regular demonstrations all week in Paris by various groups who have all been protesting the election results. The protest scenes were mirrored in Spain as around 150 people demonstrated outside Spain's Foreign Ministry in central Madrid to protest human rights abuses in Iran. Demonstrators organised by several groups, including Reporters Without Borders, denounced the blocking of mobile phone messaging and the Internet by Iranian authorities. Protesters carried banners calling for Iranian leaders to respect human rights while one woman even wrapped herself in cellophane to represent the silencing of the Iranian protesters. Iran's supreme leader said on Friday that the country's disputed presidential vote had not been rigged, sternly warning protesters of a crackdown if they continue massive demonstrations demanding a new election. In his first public address since demonstrators flooded the streets, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei singled out Britain among the most "treacherous" of the Western powers, repeating frequent complaints about perceived meddling by Britain and others in Iran's affairs. Khamenei also warned the demonstrators that they should cease protest and the opposition must pursue its complaints within the confines of the cleric-led ruling system. The unrest has posed the greatest challenge to the system since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that brought it to power. Seven demonstrators have been shot and killed allegedly by pro-regime militia. Khamenei had already approved the June 12 election results that gave hard-line Ahmadinejad a landslide victory, but he has not been able to ignore the powerful defiance of the opposition, which has called the vote rigged, of his authority. Khamenei also said the 11 (m) million votes that separated Ahmadinejad from his top opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, were proof that fraud did not occur. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1953EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Venezuela GM Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:++Venezuela GM- NEW GM closes Venezuela plant, fuelling economic fears LENGTH: 03:07 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Venezuela TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/VTV/GLOBOVISION STORY NUMBER: 610278 DATELINE: Valencia/Caracas - Various dates LENGTH: 03:07 SHOTLIST: AP Television - AP Clients Only Valencia, 17 June 2009 1. Pan General Motors (GM) factory 2. Mid cars inside GM factory 3. Wide cars in GM parking 4. Close GM sign 5. Wide and close front of GM factory, and sign reading: GM Venezuelan General Motors Globovision - No Access Venezuela Valencia, 17 May 2009 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ronaldo Znidarsis, President of GM Venezuela "We are discussing the fact that even if immediate action is taken by the authorities, the soonest we could hope to start operating again would be in three and a half months. But while we don't have liquidations or any currency approved to convince our suppliers to dispatch, operations remain paralysed." AP Television - AP Clients Only Valencia, 17 June 2009 7. Wide and close GM factory 8. Back focus from bars to GM sign 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Franklin Gonzalez, Driver of TeGma trucks: "This is being carried out by the devil because the companies are leaving (the country) so what kind of work will be given by the government: nothing? If there is no work, there is nothing." 10. Mid driver getting into the truck 11. Pan of truck entering at GM factory 12. Mid trucks entering at GM factory 13. Guard closing gate 14. Close up of lock 15. Wide parking lot at Ford Company 16. Mid of Maria Teresa Dominguez, Ford's Public Relations Manager 17. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Maria Teresa Dominguez, Ford's Public Relations Manager: "As a result of currency control, we have had difficulties in keeping our plant operating at its productive capacity. However, we have had some recent advances with Cadivi (a government institution that handles the delivery of dollars to companies and people in Venezuela), we have sat down with them, and the advances have been progressive." 18. Various of cars at Ford company VTV - AP Clients Only Caracas, 14 June 2009 19. Wide shot of Minister of Commerce during interview 20. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Eduardo Saman, Venezuelan Minister of Commerce: "The price of oil increased. A currency budget has been made, and the currency is already being reassigned to assemble cars. Two billion US dollars, which is being assigned for the assembling of vehicles, and 500 million US dollar which is for the acquisition of assembled vehicles, vehicles that are already assembled." AP Television - AP Client Only Valencia, 17 June 2009 21. Pan inside Ford company 22. Close up of workers 23. Various workers inside Ford company plant 24. Close up of part of a car STORYLINE: General Motors Corporation's Venezuela affiliate temporarily shut down a local assembly plant on Friday, suspending all car production in Venezuela and boosting fears that the closure could further slow sputtering economic growth. GM suspended operations for at least three months at its auto assembly plant in Venezuela's central Carabobo state, affecting 1,600 full-time employees who will see their salaries cut to minimum wage during the shutdown. A smaller plant that produces trucks will continue operating in a nearby town. Car sales soared in Venezuela in recent years as high oil prices fuelled a consumer spending boom. In March, the sector employed 40,000 people and indirectly created another 100,000 jobs, according to Venezuela's Automotive Chamber. GM is the country's largest automaker, producing more than half of the 54,000 cars assembled in the first five months of 2009, according to the chamber. But auto output had already declined by 9.7 percent this year through May as government currency controls restricted imports, pushing GM to close its doors. "As a result of the currency control, we have had difficulties in keeping our plant operating at its productive capacity," Ford's PR Manager Maria Teresa Dominguez told AP Television. The controls, imposed by President Hugo Chavez in 2003, have prevented GM from getting the dollars it needs to import car parts, stalling sales and leaving the company with 1.2 (b) billion US dollar in debts to foreign suppliers that it can't get the dollars it needs to pay up. But lower oil prices, now 51 percent below July's peak, have left crude-reliant Venezuela without its main source of foreign currency, making it more reluctant to part with dollar reserves and forcing it to cut back on dollar sales to importers. GM's operations could be halted for more than three months if the company doesn't get permission to buy dollars soon, GM's Venezuela chief Ronaldo Znidarsis said in May. The government plans to sell auto manufacturers 2.5 (b) billion US dollar in dollars this year so they can buy car parts, Trade Minister Eduardo Saman said on Thursday - though he did not say when that sale would happen or if GM would benefit. Local businessmen worry that GM's shutdown will slow other sectors of Venezuela's economy, said Tulio Hidalgo, the president of the Carabobo state chapter of the Fedecamaras business chamber. Venezuela's economy expanded by 0.3 percent in the first quarter, down from five percent in the year-ago period. Hidalgo said that nearly 45 percent of Carabobo's small and medium-sized businesses - from banks that provide consumer credit, to transport service companies - will be affected by reduced automotive output. Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Llc, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mack de Venezuela and Iveco Venezuela also produce cars in Venezuela, but haven't closed any plants this year - though Toyota and Mitsubishi both briefly halted production amid labour strikes. In May, GM said it employed 4,000 people in Venezuela and had indirectly created another 70,000 jobs. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1954EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Colombia Drugs Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:Colombia Drugs- REPLAY UN report shows fall in Colombia's coca cultivation LENGTH: 02:22 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610273 DATELINE: Various - 19 June 2009/ FILE LENGTH: 02:22 SHOTLIST: Bogota - 19 June 2009 1. Mid shot of UN (United Nations) delegates entering conference room 2. Mid shot of reporters at news conference 3. Mid shot of UN delegates 4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Aldo Lale-Demoz, Representative of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime: "So far we have talked about the area where the crops are grown, which has been reduced in 18 percent. We believe that it is much more important to report that cocaine production decreased by 28 percent. Why? Because of government actions, the eradications - manual or aerial spraying - were carried out in areas with the greatest productivity. This is a very important fact which you can report as you want, but what is clear is that this year Colombia is exporting 170 metric tonnes less of cocaine than last year." 5. Screen showing graphics of the areas where the coca plantations decreased 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Aldo Lale-Demoz, Representative of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime: "It is obvious that new lands (for coca crops) will be sought (by drug traffickers). In the past we talked about Africa, but I don't think so, I do think there is a shift towards Peru and Bolivia. We have seen increases in Peru and Bolivia. In the case of Peru it is more worrying than in that of Bolivia because we see the penetration of international cartels, above all Mexicans, something that doesn't happen anymore in Colombia and Bolivia. We can't be categorical regarding numbers because we don't have them, but part of the decrease in Colombia is going to be reflected in increases in other countries, especially Peru and Bolivia." FILE: Colombian Amazon, 2004 9. Various of eradicators uprooting coca plants STORYLINE: Colombia's coca crop shrank by nearly a fifth last year while cultivation of the bush that is the basis of cocaine rose for a third straight year in Peru and Bolivia, the world's two other coca-producing nations, the United Nations said on Friday. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the 18 percent reduction in Colombia, the world's top cocaine producer, from 2007 owed in part to record manual eradication - as opposed to aerial herbicide spraying - of 96,100 hectares (371 square miles) of the crop. Traffickers tend to migrate to countries where there is less police pressure and eradication, the UNODC's representative for Colombia, Aldo Lale-Demoz, told reporters. "There's a shift from Colombia towards Peru and Bolivia," he said, calling Peru more worrisome due to "the penetration of international cartels, above all Mexicans." In its annual survey of the Andes' cocaine trade, the U.N. agency said coca cultivation in Colombia dropped to 81-thousand hectares (312 square miles) - the lowest since 2004 - while Bolivia's crop increased by 6 percent and Peru's by 4.5 percent. It put Bolivia's coca crop last year at 30,500 hectares (117 square miles) and Peru's at 56,100 hectares (216 square miles). Crop eradication was down in both countries, by 13 percent and 16 percent respectively. In last year's report, the U.N. noted a 27 percent increase in coca cultivation in Colombia, the world's top producer of cocaine. Estimated cocaine production in Colombia, a major recipient of US anti-drug aid, was down 28 percent last year to 430 metric tons from 2007 - with 20,000 fewer households growing coca, the U.N. said. Colombia analyst Adam Isacson, of the Washington-based Centre for International Policy said the finding should be taken with caution as peasants who lost their savings in collapsed pyramid schemes in October began replanting coca on a huge scale. That certainly offset, said Isacson, some of the gains reported by the U.N. from use of the herbicide glyphosate on 133,496 hectares (515 square miles) of coca crop last year. Neither Peru nor Bolivia use herbicides against coca and the United States complains that Bolivia is no longer a serious partner in combating drugs after expelling US drug agents last year for alleged espionage. Nevertheless, the U.N. said drug trafficking was seriously disrupted overall in the region, with 200 tons of cocaine seized in Colombia, 22 tons in Bolivia and 12 tons in Peru. Remnants of the Shining Path insurgency, which was nearly eradicated in the mid-1990s, control an area on the eastern slope of the Andes that the U.N. says is now the world's leading source of cocaine. The U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime put Peru's production capacity last year at 302 tons compared to 113 tons for Bolivia. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-19-09 1955EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Kashmir Clashes Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:Kashmir Clashes- REPLAY Protesters clash with security forces over womens' deaths LENGTH: 01:11 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610225 DATELINE: Srinagar - 19 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:11 SHOTLIST: ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ 1. Various of protesters pelting stones at security forces 2. Soldier with stick being attacked by protesters with stones 3. Protesters running, pelting stones 4. Various of protesters following security van, hitting it with stones 5. White jeep driving down road, being pelted by stones 6. Tear gas shall smoking, protesters with faces covered by scarves pelting stones at security STORYLINE Dozens of protesters on Friday pelted stones at security forces in Srinagar, the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir, as protests against the alleged rape and killing of two young women continued. Protesters gathered outside the Jamia mosque after Friday prayers and shouted pro-freedom slogans. Soon, the rally deteriorated into clashes and police had to resort to tear gas to control the crowd. The Kashmir valley has been tense since May 30, after the bodies of a 17-year-old girl and her 22-year-old sister-in-law were found in a shallow stream in Shopian, south of Srinagar. Locals claim the women were raped and killed by Indian soldiers. Human rights groups and separatist leaders have long accused the Indian military of using rape and sexual molestation to intimidate the local population as it wages a 20-year battle against separatist insurgents. The state government has ordered an independent judicial investigation into the deaths, but rights groups say such probes rarely yield results and are often intended only to calm public anger. The killings have led to violent protests in the valley that have paralysed normal life. According to police, daily clashes between government forces and protesters have so far left one person dead and more than 400 injured. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, a Muslim-majority territory divided between India and Pakistan that is claimed in its entirety by both. The South Asian neighbours have fought two of three wars over Kashmir since independence from Britain in 1947. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1955EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: FILE NKorea Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:FILE NKorea- REPLAY File thought to show first vessel monitored under UN resolution LENGTH: 01:21 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610253 DATELINE: HK - 24 Oct 2006 LENGTH: 01:21 SHOTLIST FILE 1. Wide of North Korean ship "Kang Nam I" at sea 2. Mid of ship with North Korean flag imprinted on funnel 3. Close-up "Kang Nam I" reading on back of ship 4. Wide of back of ship 5. Close-up crew on board, zoom out to crew on deck 6. Various of vessel in water STORYLINE The US military on Friday continued tracking a ship from North Korea, the first vessel being monitored under the new United Nations non-proliferation resolution. US officials said the Kang Nam I was being monitored in the Pacific Ocean ever since it sailed from North Korea on Wednesday. The officials said it was uncertain what the ship was carrying, though it was believed to have been involved in weapons proliferation in the past. The sanctions mandated by the latest UN Security Council resolution on North Korea call on all 192 UN member states to inspect vessels on the high seas - with the owner country's approval - if they believe the cargo contains banned weapons. The Kang Nam I was off the coast of China on Thursday, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were discussing intelligence. The vessel is believed to be the same ship that was involved in a number of international incidents in the past few years. In 2006, a ship called Kang Nam was detained in Hong Kong for safety violations as it was on its way to Taiwan to deliver scrap metal. The ship's detention was unrelated to the October 2006 UN sanctions on North Korea that called for searches of vessels sailing to and from the communist country, Hong Kong officials said at the time. The Kang Nam's detention came about a week after the Security Council unanimously approved sanctions that included inspections of North Korean ships. The UN measures were prompted by North Korea's nuclear test on 9 October, 2006. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-19-09 1958EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Greece Marbles Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:Greece Marbles- REPLAY Protesters demand return of Elgin Marbles LENGTH: 02:52 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Greek/English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610271 DATELINE: Athens/London - 18-19 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:52 SHOTLIST: Athens, 19 June 2009 1. Wide of Parthenon atop Acropolis hill with posters calling for the return of the Elgin Marbles in foreground 2. Posters and banners reading (Greek and English) "Give back the Parthenon Marbles" 3. Close up of man reading poster reading "Give back the Parthenon Marbles" 4. SOUNDBITE: (Greek) Marina Mantheakis, supporter of the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece: "We are asking that the Parthenon sculptures which are being held illegally by the British Museum be returned. There is no longer a reason for them to remain there, since we have built, and have spent a lot of money to create, the new museum." 5. Wide of new Acropolis Museum with Parthenon atop Acropolis hill seen in background 6. Close up of glass-enclosed Parthenon gallery on top of new Acropolis Museum with sun setting behind it Athens, 18 June 2009 ++DUSK SHOTS++ 7. Wide of top floor of new Acropolis Museum housing the Parthenon gallery where replicas of the Elgin Marbles currently housed in London are on display next to originals from the Parthenon 8. People walking past displays in Partheon gallery 9. Parthenon lit in the dark 10. Mid shot of Parthenon frieze seen inside gallery 11. Wide of Parthenon gallery in new Acropolis Museum looking at antiquities Athens, 17 June 2009 12. Wide of gallery in new Acropolis museum, pan left 13. Mid shot of antiquities 14. SOUNDBITE: (Greek) Antonis Samaras, Culture Minister, referring to the replicas of the Elgin Marbles that will be on display in the new Acropolis Museum: "For someone who will follow these 160 metres (525-feet) of the frieze around the museum, as they are on the Parthenon, they will realise that in essence it will be a constant, silent denunciation." London, 18 June 2009 15. Wide exterior of British Museum 16. Wide of gallery showcasing Elgin Marbles 17. Mid shot of man looking at marbles 18. Pan from Hannah Boulton, British Museum spokeswoman, looking at Elgin Marbles to close-up of marble detail 19. SOUDNBITE: (English) Hannah Boulton, British Museum spokeswoman: "Interestingly, see, they are not talking about putting them back on the Acropolis. These are not objects, these are not sculptures that can be re-applied to the building. That isn't something that anybody is suggesting these days. They are now museum objects. They are objects of world art. And as such, I don't think, there is no problem in terms of them being divided between two different museums and telling two different, but complimentary stories." 20. Pan of gallery showing Elgin Marbles and visitors 21. Various close-ups of details of Elgin Marbles 22. Pan from Elgin Marbles to visitors STORYLINE: On the eve of the new Acropolis Museum's inauguration in Athens, a group of protesters demanded the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. The opening of the long-anticipated museum on Saturday, boosts Greece's decades-old campaign for the return of 2,500-year-old sculptures removed from the ancient citadel by a 19th century British diplomat. The museum is the centrepiece of Greece's efforts to regain the Parthenon Marbles - sculptures that were part of a stunning 160-metre (525-foot) marble frieze of a religious procession that adorned the top of the ancient citadel's grandest structure, the Parthenon. The glass hall displays the section of the Parthenon frieze that Elgin left behind, next to plaster casts of the works in London - which Greece hopes one day to replace with the originals from the British Museum. "In essence it will be a constant, silent denunciation" of the Parthenon Marbles' continued absence, said Culture Minister Antonis Samaras, referring to the display of replicas next to original pieces. The British Museum has rejected repeated requests to send the marbles home, countering that it legally owns the collection and that it is displayed free of charge in an international cultural context. The Museum says it only considers loan requests that recognise its ownership of artifacts, and that a loan would not be permanent nor include the whole collection. Culture Minister Antonis Samaras has already rejected such a suggestion. One of the main arguments against returning the sculptures had been a lack of an appropriate place to house them. Many maintained that by removing the marbles, Elgin had ultimately protected them from damage by acid rain and pollution. But the new 180 (m) million dollar glass and concrete museum at the foot of the ancient citadel is Greece's reply. The British Museum spokeswoman insisted that "there is no problem in terms of them being divided between two different museums and telling two different, but complimentary stories." Britain's envoy, Lord Elgin, pried them off the building in the early 1800s while Greece was still an unwilling part of the Ottoman Empire. Facing bankruptcy, he eventually sold the artworks to the British Museum, where they have been displayed ever since. The return of the Parthenon, or Elgin, Marbles is an issue of national pride in Greece, and successive governments have waged a high-profile but so far fruitless campaign for their repatriation, saying the sculptures were looted from a work of art so important that its surviving pieces should all be exhibited together. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1959EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: +US Iran 2 Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:+US Iran 2- WRAP House of Rep condemns Tehran crackdown; ADDS Senate, LA exiles reax LENGTH: 03:04 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/ House TV STORY NUMBER: 610276 DATELINE: Washington DC/Los Angeles - 19 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:04 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 19 JUNE 2009) House TV Pool - AP Clients Only Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 1. Wide of House of Representatives, with vote tally on screen 2. UPSOUND: (English) "On this vote the yeas are 405, the nays are one, with two members voting present." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Howard Berman, U.S. Congressman, Democrat representing 28th District of California: "They want justice. This morning the supreme leader offered none. It is not for us to decide who should run Iran, much less determine the real winner of the June 12 election. But we must reaffirm our strong belief that the Iranian people have a fundamental right to express their views about the future of their country freely and without intimidation." 4. Wide of House floor 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Eric Cantor, U.S. Congressman, Republican representing 7th District of Virginia: "We must rally the world around the cause of the Iranian people and I urge the administration, I urge President Obama to follow the lead of this House, to speak out on behalf of the Iranian people and their quest for freedom and human rights. And I yield back." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JUNE 2009) POOL Senate TV - AP Clients Only Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 6. Various of Senate approving Iran resolutions (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 19 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 7. Wide of White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs walking to podium 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Gibbs, White House Spokesman: "We're not gonna be used as political foils and political footballs in a debate that's happening by Iranians, in Iran. There are many people in the leadership that would love us to get involved." 9. Wide of briefing's end ++ NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Los Angeles, California - June 19, 2009 10. Various of streets in Los Angeles area known as "Tehrangeles" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arghavan Shahsavarian, Iranian American: "I don't think anybody knows how long it's going to go on for. I mean nothing like this has happened since the revolution." 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mojean Amouzegar, Iranian American: "Some people arrested, some people injured and killed and then nothing happened again. Because the government is very powerful. Ayatollah Khamenei is very powerful." 13. Medium of sign for KIRN radio station (Iranian radio station) 14. Medium of radio presenters during show 15. Tight of show host 16. Tight of sound board 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sassan Kamali, Morning Show Host, KIRN 670 AM Radio: "And the military is taking over. The religious military is taking over, which is even more dangerous than the clerics by itself." 18. Medium of presenter reading news in Farsi 19. Wide of presenter and studio STORYLINE: In the strongest message yet from the US government, the House of Representatives voted 405-1 on Friday to condemn Tehran's crackdown on demonstrators and the government's interference with Internet and cell phone communications. The resolution was initiated by Republicans as a veiled criticism of President Barack Obama. The president has mostly spoken in quite measured terms, reluctant to speak too strongly about the disputed elections that left hard-liner President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in charge of the Muslim nation. The resolution expressed support for "all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and rule of law" and affirms "the importance of democratic and fair elections". It also condemned "the ongoing violence" by the government and pro-government militias against demonstrators, as well as government "suppression of independent electronic communications through interference with the Internet and cell phones". Democrats agreed with the Republicans on pushing through the mildly worded resolution. Democrat Howard Berman, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-sponsor of the resolution, said it was "not for us to decide who should run Iran, much less determine the real winner of the June 12 election". But he said the Iranian people had a "fundamental right" to express their views "freely and without intimidation." Republican Eric Cantor said he wanted Obama to "follow the lead of this house, to speak out on behalf of the Iranian people and their quest for freedom and human rights." Obama, whose goal is to engage Tehran in the hopes of blunting its perceived ambition of a nuclear weapon, has stayed mostly neutral on the election dispute, talking in measured terms about the aspirations of the Iranian people to have their voices heard. Obama's chief spokesman said the resolution condemning the Iranian election largely reflects the message the White House has sent this week. But at the same time, Robert Gibbs told reporters the White House would not be used as a pawn in the political struggle unfolding in Iran He said the US government would not be used as "political footballs" in an internal Iranian debate, although he said there were "many people in the leadership who would love us to get involved." Gibbs said that the administration welcomed the resolution, and he denied that Obama had not spoken out as fiercely as the House did. Congress, particularly the 435-member House, frequently weighs in on foreign policy matters, when a similar message from the State Department or the White House would be considered confrontational. Such resolutions have no practical effect other than to express the opinion of lawmakers and try to influence the administration in power at the time. The resolution was approved in the Senate as well. In Tehran, Iran's supreme leader said on Friday that the country's disputed presidential vote had not been rigged, sternly warning protesters of a crackdown if they continue massive demonstrations demanding a new election. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had already approved the June 12 election results that gave hard-line Ahmadinejad a landslide victory, but he has not been able to ignore the powerful defiance of the opposition, which has called the vote rigged, of his authority. Khamenei also said the 11 (m) million votes that separated Ahmadinejad from his top opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, were proof that fraud did not occur. In an area of Los Angeles dubbed "Tehrangeles" since it is home to a large Iranian population, residents weren't optimistic about a breakthrough in the standoff. "I don't think anybody knows how long it's going to go on for. I mean nothing like this has happened since the revolution," said Arghavan Shahsavarian, and Iranian American in Los Angeles. An Iranian radio show host in Los Angeles said, in his view, the situation clearly was not improving. "The religious military is taking over, which is even more dangerous than the clerics by itself," said Sassan Kamali, Morning Show Host, KIRN 670 AM Radio. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-19-09 2000EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Mexico Violence Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:++Mexico Violence- NEW GRAPHIC Patient killed in attack on ambulance, latest in wave of violence LENGTH: 03:35 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610280 DATELINE: Uruapan/Ciudad Juarez, 17/18/19 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:35 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS GRAPHIC FOOTAGE OF DEAD BODIES++ SHOTLIST: ++NIGHT SHOTS++ ++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ Uruapan, Michoacan state, June 19, 2009 1. Various of destroyed ambulance after explosion 2. Policemen at site of explosion 3. Policeman looking inside ambulance after explosion 4. Debris inside ambulance after explosion 5. Ambulance being towed away 6. Various of damage left by explosion 7. Forensics officials examining explosion debris 8. Various of telephone cables which were blown up by explosion ++ DAY SHOTS++ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, June 19, 2009 9. Wide of street with police cordon on foreground 10. Mid shot of soldiers standing near site of shooting 11. Wide of ambulance, soldiers and body 12. Mid shot of body with eight shots in the head 13. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Victor Valencia de los Santos, Chihuahua Secretary of State Security: "It is clear that we now have to deal with crime levels, and the intensity with which the crimes are carried out - even some that were not common in this region, such as kidnapping and extortion, for which we were unfortunately not prepared either as authorities or as a society. These crimes, kidnapping and extortion, were common in Jalisco, DF, in Mexico State, in Tamaulipas but unfortunately organised crime has diversified after being cornered by the authorities." ++ NIGHT SHOTS++ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, June 18, 2009 14. Wide of three bodies of young people killed in Colonia el Mezquital 15. Mid shot of shooting victims 16. Various of soldiers securing off area 17. Wide soldier guarding scene of crime where the three were shot 18. Wide of police vans at crime scene 19. Bystanders looking at crime scene ++NIGHT SHOTS++ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, June 17, 2009 20. Mid shot of Medical Forensic Service Truck 21. Close up of woman who was shot 22. Mid shot of investigators standing around body 23. Close up of broken glass near a car 24. Mid shot of body 25. Wide of investigators at crime scene 26. Close up of ammunition shells and glass at the scene of the crime ++DAY SHOTS++ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, June 17, 2009 27. Wide of crime scene where woman was shot inside a truck very close to the border 28. Forensics gathering evidence from a car 29. Local police closing off Cuatro Siglos Avenue 30. Close of soldiers and investigators examining truck in which woman was shot 31. Various of soldiers and police around the crime scene 32. Mid shot of a truck with the body of a young man inside STORYLINE: Gunmen in the Mexican city of Uruapan tossed a grenade at an ambulance and then opened its doors to kill a patient who had narrowly survived an earlier shooting, as paramedics ran for their lives early on Friday. Vehicles carrying four masked gunmen intercepted the ambulance at around 2 a.m. Local time (0700GMT) as it was carrying the 23-year-old man to a hospital in Morelia, the state capital, according to a report from the Michoacan state prosecutor's office. Assailants tossed a fragmentation grenade at the ambulance, setting it on fire, and the two paramedics ran away, according to the police report. Then they opened the back doors and fired on the man and his wife, who was accompanying him. The 20-year-old woman was listed as being in a serious condition at a local hospital. No arrests have been made, the state prosecutor's office said. The patient had been taken to a local hospital by his family on Sunday night after being wounded in a shootout between rival gangs in Uruapan. He was being transferred to a better-equipped hospital in the state capital, when the ambulance was attacked. Uruapan, a city of some 240,000 people, has been hard hit by drug-related violence and allegations of corruption. Its mayor is among seven detained mayors charged on Thursday with protecting members of the La Familia drug cartel. Elsewhere, in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, 36 people have been since Monday, according to the state attorney general's office. Violence has also resurged in the border city, which lies across from El Paso, Texas, despite 5,000 troops being sent to the region in March by Mexico's president Felipe Calderon in an effort to stabilise the situation. Early on Friday, a man was pulled from his vehicle and shot in the head repeatedly by armed men. Meanwhile four male youths aged between 15 and 17 years old were shot dead late on Thursday night while walking down the street. Three died at the scene, while a fourth died at the Red Cross hospital. On Wednesday, two men and a woman were shot dead as they stood outside a house. They tried to hide behind a pickup truck when a group of armed individuals opened fire on them. In a separate incident, a 17-year-old girl was shot while driving a truck near the border. Drug-related violence has killed more than 10,800 people nationwide since 2006. 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HIGHWAY SAFETY HEARING 1500-1600
highway safety House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Highway Safety with David Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Joan Claybrook, Ami Gadhia, Policy Counsel for Consumers Union and Dave McCurdy, president and CEO Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. 15:00:00 IMPLEMENT THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM IN A MANNER THAT ENSURES 15:00:03 MAXIMUM PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION. 15:00:05 THAT CLEARLY HASN'T HAPPENED. SO MY GOAL IS TO WORK WITH YOU, 15:00:12 SIR, IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THAT GOAL. 15:00:14 WE THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS JOB, BY THE WAY. 15:00:17 >> THANK YOU. >> WE HAVE ENJOYED WORKING WITH 15:00:20 YOU OVER ALL THE YEARS, ESPECIALLY ON THE FUEL ECONOMY 15:00:23 STANDARDS AND YOUR WORK ON THE SENATE. 15:00:25 >> THANK YOU. >> LET ME ASK ONE FINAL 15:00:27 QUESTION, IF I MAY. ALTHOUGH NHTSA CAN UNDERTAKE A 15:00:31 MANDATORY RECALL, DOING SO TAKES A GREAT DEAL OF TIME AND CAN 15:00:35 REQUIRE YOU TO GO TO COURT TO PROVE THE EXISTENCE OF A SAFETY 15:00:39 DETECT. THERE ARE TIMES, HOWEVER, WHEN 15:00:43 TAKING THAT LONG COSTS LIVES. AS YOU KNOW, SINCE YOU WERE THE 15:00:48 LEAD STAFFER IN THE SENATE TWO YEARS AGO, CONGRESS GAVE THE 15:00:52 CONSUMERER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION THE AUTHORITY TO 15:00:55 QUICKLY INFORM THE PUBLIC OF AN IMMINENT PRODUCT SAFETY HAZARD 15:00:59 THOUGH THE FORMAL RECALL PROCESS WAS COMPLETE. 15:01:03 DO YOU THINK THAT SORT OF AUTHORITY COULD HELP NHTSA MORE 15:01:07 EFFECTIVELY PROTECT AND INFORM THE PUBLIC OF SERIOUS SAFETY 15:01:10 PROBLEMS AND WILL YOU WORK WITH US TO DEVELOP SUCH A PROVISION? 15:01:15 >> THE IMMINENT HAZARD AUTHORITY, AND SEVERAL OF OUR 15:01:19 SISTER CONSUMER SAFETY AGENCIES, THE FEDERAL RAIL ADMINISTRATION 15:01:25 FOR EXAMPLE, HAS THIS AUTHORITY AND IT'S PROVEN HELPFUL TO THEM. 15:01:33 THIS HAS PROVEN SUCCESSFUL IN OTHER AREAS OF CONSUMER 15:01:37 PROTECTION AND MAY BEAR FRUIT FOR NHTSA AS WELL. 15:01:40 >> THANK YOU. OUR COUNTRY IS FORTUNATE YOU 15:01:44 WERE WILLING TO ACCEPT THIS POSITION. 15:01:45 >> THANK YOU. THAT'S VERY KIND. 15:01:48 >> THE CHAIR WILL ASK THE INDULGENCE OF THE WITNESS JUST 15:01:53 FOR A FEW MINUTES. THE CHAIR WILL AUTHORIZE A 15:02:00 SERIES OF QUESTIONS AND THE CHAIRMAN HAS HIMSELF FOR TWO 15:02:07 MINUTES. NHTSA'S BUDGET FOR VEHICLE 15:02:11 SAFETY PROGRAMS AND STANDARDS, AS WAS MENTIONED EARLIER, FOR 15:02:15 THE PAST TEN YEARS. FROM MY PERSPECTIVE THIS YEAR'S 15:02:21 BUDGET REQUEST IS DOWN A FEW MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE YEAR 15:02:28 BEFORE. ODI, WHICH FOCUSES ITS 15:02:31 ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ON NEW CARS SOLD WITHIN THE LAST FIVE 15:02:37 YEARS HAS A BUDGET OF LESS THAN $10 MILLION TO POLICE A FLEET OF 15:02:43 80 MILLION VEHICLES. AND THAT, ACCORDING TO THE 15:02:48 CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ADDS UP TO ABOUT TEN CENTS A CAR. 15:02:54 THE BUDGET FOR RULE MAKING IS SUFFERING AS WELL. 15:02:58 IT IS DELAYING MAJOR RULE-MAKING EFFORTS TO THE POINT IN CONGRESS 15:03:04 HAS BEEN COMPELLED TO LEGISLATE MANDATES FOR ROLL-OVER STANDARDS 15:03:08 AND CHILD SAFETY. THE AGENCY IS, AS FAR AS I CAN 15:03:16 SEE, NHTSA IS STARVED. AND THE STARVATION IS PRETTY 15:03:26 CLEAR. I KNOW THERE IS AN INCREASE OF 15:03:28 ABOUT 66 NEW PERSONNEL, BUT IF YOU GET MORE RESOURCES FOR YOUR 15:03:37 SAFETY PROGRAMS, WHERE WOULD YOU FOCUS THOSE INCREASED RESOURCES? 15:03:42 >> WELL, MR. CHAIRMAN, YOU KNOW, THE SAFETY MISSION IS NOT SIMPLY 15:03:46 IN THE ODI OR THE VEHICLE SAFETY OFFICE. 15:03:50 IT IS ACTUALLY ACROSS -- IT'S OUR ENTIRE MISSION. 15:03:54 IT'S THE BEHAVIORAL SIDE AS WELL AND THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET 15:03:58 PROVIDES RESOURCES TO ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION WITH THE NEW 15:04:00 RESOURCES FOR THOSE PERSONNEL. WE WILL TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THE 15:04:04 66 PERSONNEL AND DEPLOY THEM AT THE PLACES WHERE WE NEED NOT 15:04:08 ONLY TO IMPROVE AND STRENGTHEN THE OFFICE OF DEFECTS 15:04:12 INVESTIGATION BUT IN OTHER PLACES WHERE WE CAN ALSO HELP 15:04:15 FURTHER OUR SAFETY MISSION IN THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY. 15:04:18 IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, RESOURCES OVERALL, WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED 15:04:23 OUR MISSION WITH THE RESOURCES WE HAVE HAD. 15:04:26 THE PRESIDENT HAS GIVEN US A BUDGET THAT GIVES US MORE 15:04:30 RESOURCES TO DO MORE AND WE WILL USE IT FOR THE SAFETY MISSION. 15:04:37 THIS CONGRESS HAS TO PREPARE A BUDGET. 15:04:40 >> SURE. >> THE CONGRESS HAS TO APPROVE A 15:04:45 BUDGET. WE CERTAINLY WILL BE LOOKING AT 15:04:47 NEED AND NOT GREED. >> YES, SIR. 15:04:53 >> WOULD YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTION IF WE GAVE YOU MORE THAN A 15:04:57 BUDGET FOR 66 EMPLOYEES? >> MR. RUSH, THE PRESIDENT'S 15:05:01 BUDGET HELPS US ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION. 15:05:03 IF THE DECISION OF THE CONGRESS IS TO PROVIDE US MORE RESOURCES 15:05:06 WE WILL USE THEM JUDICIOUSLY FOR THE PURPOSES OF IMPROVING 15:05:10 SAFETY. >> SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD ANSWER TO 15:05:13 ME. ALL RIGHT. 15:05:16 MR. WHITFIELD, TWO MINUTES. >> I WOULD JUST SAY I DON'T KNOW 15:05:19 HOW MUCH MORE MONEY WE HAVE TO GIVE YOU, BUT -- THANK YOU. 15:05:28 >> OKAY. WELL, WITH THAT SAID AND SEEING 15:05:31 NO MORE MEMBERS SEEKING RECOGNITION, YOU HAVE DONE AN 15:05:36 EXCELLENT JOB. WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 15:05:41 AGAIN, PLEASE FORGIVE US THAT OUR DUTIES HAVE TAKEN US AWAY 15:05:48 AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. >> IT'S BEEN AN HONOR. 15:05:55 THANK YOU, SIR. >> THANK YOU. 15:05:57 >> MR. WHITFIELD, THANK YOU. >> THE SECOND PANEL WILL PLEASE 15:06:03 BE SEATED. >>> THE CHAIR THANKS THE SECOND 15:06:53 PANEL FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND WE WANT TO RE-EMPHASIZE OUR 15:07:03 APOLOGIES FOR TAKING US AWAY FROM OUR SCHEDULED MEETINGS AND 15:07:11 THE VOTES ON THE FLOOR. SO PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE 15:07:17 APOLOGIES. THE CHAIR WANTS TO INTRODUCE THE 15:07:22 WITNESSES NOW. FOR THE SECOND PANEL, ON MY LEFT 15:07:28 IS MS. CLAYBROOK, A FORMER ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE NATIONAL 15:07:34 HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION. 15:07:39 WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU HERE. SEATED NEXT TO MS. CLAYBROOK IS 15:07:47 MS. AMI GADHIA AND SHE IS THE SAFETY POLICY COUNSEL FOR THE 15:07:57 CONSUMERS UNION. WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU ALSO TO 15:08:04 THIS HEARING. >> THANK YOU. 15:08:05 >> LASTLY, WE WANT TO NOT JUST RECOGNIZE BUT WE WANT TO ALSO 15:08:12 SAY HELLO TO OUR FORMER COLLEAGUE WHO'S A MEMBER OF THIS 15:08:19 HOUSE, A VERY ABLE MEMBER REPRESENTING THE STATE OF 15:08:23 OKLAHOMA FOR MANY YEARS. A VERY BRIGHT AND INTELLIGENT 15:08:28 HUMAN BEING. THE HONORABLE DAVID McCURDY, 15:08:33 PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE ALLIANCE FOR AUTOMOBILE 15:08:38 MANUFACTURERS. IT'S GOOD SEEING YOU AGAIN, 15:08:40 DAVE. WE WELCOME YOU AGAIN TO THIS 15:08:43 SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING. NOW WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE FOR 15:08:52 FIVE MINUTES THE OPENING STATEMENT MS. JOAN CLAYBROOK. 15:08:57 >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. CHAIRMAN. 15:09:00 I AM THE LAST PERSON TO HAVE REQUIRED AN AUTO COMPANY TO DO A 15:09:07 RECALL. AND THAT WAS 31 YEARS AGO. 15:09:12 I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT WHEN YOU DO FIND A DEFECT, THE AUTO 15:09:16 COMPANIES WILL OFF DON A RECALL AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO TO 15:09:20 COURT, BUT SOMETIMES YOU DO HAVE TO GO TO COURT. 15:09:23 AND I THINK THAT THERE'S BEEN -- IN THE TOYOTA CASE, I THINK 15:09:29 ELABORATES ON THIS. I THINK THERE'S BEEN A 15:09:31 MISCONCEPTION ON WHAT A DEFECT IS. 15:09:34 IN THE LAST CASE THAT WAS LITIGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF 15:09:39 TRANSPORTATION ON THIS ISSUE, THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS 15:09:44 MADE SEVERAL IMPORTANT COMMENTS WHICH I WOULD JUST LIKE TO 15:09:46 MENTION TO YOU. THIS IS NOT IN MY TESTIMONY. 15:09:49 I HOPE MY WHOLE TESTIMONY WILL BE ON THE RECORD, BUT I THINK 15:09:51 THAT THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE. 15:09:54 IT'S COME UP NOW SEVERAL TIMES IN CENT DAYS. 15:09:58 -- RECENT DAYS. THE COURT SAID TO FIND A DETECT 15:10:02 WITHIN INNING OF THE ACT NHTSA MUST SHOW THE VEHICLE IS 15:10:07 DEFECTIVE WHETHER IT'S IN PERFORMANCE, CONSTRUCTION, 15:10:10 COMPONENTS OR MATERIALS OF THE AUTOMOBILE. 15:10:12 IN OTHER WORDS IT CAN BE A PERFORMANCE DEFECT. 15:10:15 THEY DO NOT HAVE TO SHOW THAT THERE ARE FIVE, 500 OR 10,000 15:10:20 CONSUMER COMPLAINTS THAT HAVE ARISEN. 15:10:23 OFTEN, IN FACT, THOSE COMPLAINTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN COURT AS 15:10:27 EVIDENCE. SO IF THE AGENCY RELIES ON IT, 15:10:29 THEN IT'S NOT GOING TO HAVE THEM FIND A SUCCESSFUL RESULT. 15:10:39 JUDGE LEVINTHAL SAID A DETERMINATION OF THE DETECT DOES 15:10:44 NOT REQUIRE ANY PREDICATE OF F 15:10:50 FINDING IDENTIFYING FAILURES. A DETERMINATION OF DEFECT MAY BE 15:10:54 BASED EXCLUSIVE OY TN PERFORMANCE RECORD OF THE 15:10:57 VEHICLE OR COMPONENT. I THINK THAT THIS CHANGES IF YOU 15:11:00 LOOK AT THE TOYOTA CASE -- AND I KNOW THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT 15:11:04 TOYOTA BUT ABOUT THE AGENCY. IT CHANGES THE WAY THE AGENCY 15:11:07 SHOULD APPROACH THE DEFECT INVESTIGATIONS. 15:11:11 AND I DO THINK THAT THE AGENCY HAS FALLEN INTO A TRAP, IF YOU 15:11:17 WOULD WITH THE TOYOTA CASE AND OTHERS WHERE IT SEEMS TO BE 15:11:20 ACCEPTING THE BURDEN OF HAVING TO DEFINE WHAT THE DEFECT IS IN 15:11:27 TERMS OF THE FAILUR OF PERFORMANCE. 15:11:29 THAT'S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MANUFACTURER. 15:11:30 THEY PUT THE VEHICLE TOGETHER, DID THE DESIGN DRAWINGS AND MAKE 15:11:34 THE PROFIT FROM IT. HOW THIS HAPPENS IS THEIR 15:11:37 RESPONSIBILITY. IF IT HAS A FAILURE IN 15:11:40 PERFORMANCE, THE AGENCY CAN FIND A DEFECT AND THE COMPANY HAS TO 15:11:43 FIX IT. THE COMPANY HAS TO FIGURE OUT 15:11:45 WHAT THE FIX S. THAT'S WHAT THE COURTS HAVE SAID. 15:11:48 I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR. 15:11:51 MY TESTIMONY THAT I SUBMITTED HAS SEVEN POINTS THAT I WOULD 15:11:55 LIKE TO JUST MENTION VERY BRIEFLY. 15:11:57 ONE IS THAT THERE HAS BEEN A LOW PRIORITY ON ENFORCEMENT IN THE 15:12:02 AGENCY, A LACK OF RESOURCES WHICH YOU HAVE ALL DISCUSSED. 15:12:06 BUT THERE IS ANOTHER KEY ISSUE WHICH IS THAT A COURT OF APPEALS 15:12:09 IN THE MID 1980s FOUND THAT CONSUMERS DID NOT HAVE AUTHORITY 15:12:13 UNDER THE EXISTING STATUTE TO SUE IF A DEFECT WAS NOT FOUND BY 15:12:17 THE AGENCY. IN OTHER WORDS, IF A CASE WAS 15:12:19 CLOSED THERE WAS NO AUTHORITY OF CONSUMERS TO GO TO COURT. 15:12:23 THERE IS AUTHORITY FOR CONSUMERS TO GO TO COURT IF A RULE-MAKING 15:12:27 DECISION IS MADE THAT WE DON'T THINK IS PROPER. 15:12:29 WE HAVE GONE TO COURT AT PUBLIC CITIZEN ON MANY, MANY OCCASIONS 15:12:33 AND HELPED TO MAKE THE STATUTE WORK BETTER BECAUSE OF THE CASES 15:12:37 THAT WE HAVE BROUGHT. WE HAVE BROUGHT THEM ON UNIFORM 15:12:40 TIRE QUALITY GRADING, ON THE TIRE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR THE 15:12:46 AMOUNT OF INFLATION IN THE TIRE, ON THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM 15:12:51 WHICH WAS KEPT SECRET -- TOTALLY SECRET. 15:12:53 WE AT LEAST GOT PART OF IT REVEALED IN TWO DIFFERENT 15:12:56 LAWSUITS. SO WE CAN SUE WHEN THERE IS A 15:12:59 RULE-MAKING ISSUE. WE CANNOT SUE WHEN A DEFECT IS 15:13:02 CLOSED AND I THINK IT CHANGES THE BALANCE OF THINKING BY THE 15:13:06 ADMINISTRATOR. THERE IS NO FEAR THAT IF THEY 15:13:08 CLOSE A CASE THAT IT IS FINISHED. 15:13:10 WHAT THE COURT THERE SAID IN THE COURT OF APPEALS IN THE MID '80s 15:13:16 WAS THAT THE AGENCY HAD THE DISCRETION TO FIGURE IT OUT 15:13:20 ACCORDING TO RESOURCES. IN EVERY CASE NHTSA CLOSES, IT 15:13:23 SAYS IT CLOSES IT BASED ON THE RESOURCES. 15:13:27 THEY ARE MIMICKING THE WORDS OF THE COURT DECISION. 15:13:30 THE FACT THAT S WE SHOULD HAVE THE AUTHORITY BECAUSE WE ARE NOT 15:13:32 GOING TO BRING CASES WE DON'T THINK WE CAN WIN. 15:13:36 THAT'S A WASTE OF ENERGY. I THINK THERE OUGHT TO BE A 15:13:38 BALANCE OF POWER. IF THE AGENCY FINDS A DEFECT THE 15:13:41 COMPANY GETS A CHANCE TO GET ITS WORDS AND SAY WHAT IT THINKS. 15:13:45 IF WE BRING A CASE THEY CAN INTERVENE. 15:13:49 SECONDLY, THE AGENCY HAS BEEN ENGAGED IN EXCESSIVE SECRECY. 15:13:52 THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM WHICH MR. MARKEY TALKED ABOUT IS AN 15:13:59 EXAMPLE. WE HAD TO SUE TO MAKE IT 15:14:03 AVAILABLE. WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES 15:14:07 TOYOTA FILED A REPORT TO THE AGENCY, WHAT IT SAID AND HOW 15:14:09 MANY CONSUMER COMPLAINTS IT HAD AND HOW MANY FIELD REPORTS IT 15:14:13 HAD. THAT IS ALL SECRET. 15:14:17 IF THAT WERE MORE OPEN THE PUBLIC WOULD HAVE ACCESS AND 15:14:20 COULD LET THE AGENCY KNOW WHEN THEY HAD A PROBLEM. 15:14:23 BUT THE WEB PAGE, IN ADDITION, IS A MESS. 15:14:27 IF YOU WENT THERE TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT IF THERE WERE EARLY 15:14:31 WARNING REPORTS ON A VEHICLE YOU'RE DRIVING THAT'S NOT 15:14:33 WORKING RIGHT YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT. 15:14:36 I WOULDN'T. THE THIRD POINT IS THAT I THINK 15:14:40 THE PENALTIES ARE INSUFFICIENT. FIRST THEY SHOULD HAVE A 15:14:44 CRIMINAL AUTHORITY FOR KNOWING AND WILLFUL VIOLATION OF THE ACT 15:14:48 WHICH IS YOU PUT IN THE CPSE LAW. 15:14:51 IT'S IN THE FDA LAW AND MANY SISTER AGENCY LAWS. 15:14:55 I THINK THE SAME SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR IT IN SACHLT IN 15:14:57 ADDITION THE PENALTY -- NHTSA AND THE CIVIL PENALTY IS $16.2 15:15:02 MILLION WHICH IS A FLY SPECK FOR COMPANIES LIKE TOYOTA. 15:15:05 THEY SPEND THAT IN HALF A DAY ON THEIR COMMUNICATIONS ACTIVITIES. 15:15:10 WE THINK IT OUGHT TO BE $100 MILLION BECAUSE THAT'S SOMETHING 15:15:15 THEY WOULD PAY ATTENTION TO. FOURTH, THE AGENCY IS 15:15:18 DRASTICALLY UNDERFUNDED. THE TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE MOTOR 15:15:21 VEHICLE PROGRAM FOR THE WHOLE UNITED STATES IS $132 MILLION IN 15:15:25 THIS AGENCY. THAT'S IT. 15:15:28 IT'S NOT MUCH ABOVE WHAT IT WAS THERE WHEN I WAS THERE IN TERMS 15:15:34 OF DOLLARS AND IN TERMS OF INFLATION IT'S DRASTICALLY CUT. 15:15:37 THE 66 NEW FTEs BEING DISCUSSED, IT'S ONLY 33 FULL-TIME ONES. 15:15:44 SO THAT'S REALLY NOT 66. AND THEY HAVE ALLOCATED THEM. 15:15:48 23 FOR OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH. EIGHT FOR RULE MAKING AND FOUR 15:15:52 FOR ENFORCEMENT. THAT'S THE TENTATIVE ALLOCATION. 15:15:55 THEY MAY BE RECONSIDERING THAT, BUT THAT'S WHAT WAS IN THE 15:16:02 BUDGET. SO THE AGENCY CANNOT HANDLE THE 15:16:10 PROGRAMS. BECAUSE OF LACK OF CAPACITY. 15:16:12 INFORMATION GATHERING AND THE DATA SYSTEMS ARE INSUFFICIENT. 15:16:17 THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN FUNDED AT FOUR, FIVE TIMES WHAT THEY ARE 15:16:20 NOW GIVEN THE DESIGN OF THE SYSTEMS BACK WHEN THEY WERE 15:16:23 CREATED IN THE '70s. I THINK THAT A KEY ISSUE THAT'S 15:16:26 COME UP AT THE HEARING TO SOME EXTENT IS THE BLACK BOX. 15:16:29 IT'S A VOLUNTARY STANDARD. THEY DON'T WORK AS EVIDENCED BY 15:16:34 THE FACT THAT TOYOTA'S SYSTEM IS NOT BEING MADE AVAILABLE AND THE 15:16:40 DEADLINE FOR COMPLIANCE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE 2010. 15:16:43 IT WAS EXTENDED TO 2012, SO IT'S A FIVE-YEAR LEAD-IN FOR A 15:16:49 VOLUNTARY STANDARD WHICH IS RIDICULOUS. 15:16:51 WE THINK THE BLACK BOX OUGHT TO BE MANDATORY AND THE DATA, HAVE 15:16:55 A STANDARDIZED DOWNLOADING FOR DATA SO THE POLICE DON'T HAVE 15:16:59 SEVEN DIFFERENT COMPUTERS DEPENDINGING WHETHER IT'S 15:17:01 GENERAL MOTORS, TOYOTA, NISSAN OR MERCEDES. 15:17:04 THEY OUGHT TO HAVE ONE STANDARDIZED DOWNLOADING SYSTEM. 15:17:08 I THINK THAT A WAY THAT THE AGENCY COULD BE DRASTICALLY 15:17:12 ENHANCED AND IT'S EXCITING, WOULD BE TO HAVE THE BLACK BOX 15:17:16 DATA WHEN IT IS DOWNLOADED WHEN A SERIOUS CRASH OCCURS -- 15:17:21 TOWAWAY OR AIR BAG CRASH TO HAVE THE INFORMATION GO TO NHTSA SO 15:17:25 IT CAN BE THE BASIS FOR EVALUATION OF DEFECTS AND SAFETY 15:17:30 STANDARDS AND THE DATA WOULD BE VOLUMINOUS AND FABULOUS AND FAR 15:17:35 MORE THAN THEY HAVE TODAY. IT WOULD BE MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE. 15:17:38 SO I HOPE THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER THAT ISSUE AS 15:17:44 WELL. THE NEW SAFETY STANDARDS SHOULD 15:17:46 COME OUT OF SOME OF THE WORK THAT GOES ON IN THE DEFECTS 15:17:49 AREA. FOR EXAMPLE, FOR YEARS NHTSA'S 15:17:52 TESTED CARS AND SEAT BACKS FAILED WHEN THEY WERE HIT AT 30 15:17:56 MILES PER HOUR. BUT THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A 15:17:58 STANDARD ISSUED TO UPGRADE THE SEATBACK. 15:18:02 IF THAT FAILS YOU CAN'T CONTROL THE CAR AND MANY PEOPLE BECOME 15:18:07 QUADRIPLEGIC AND PARAPLEGIC AS A RESULT. 15:18:11 I THINK THE BRAKE OVERRIDE STANDARD AND A NEW ACCELERATOR 15:18:17 STANDARD ISSUED IN 1973 AND IS NOT EVEN ELECTRONIC, SO IT'S 15:18:22 COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT TO THE CURRENT MODELS, SHOULD BE DONE. 15:18:28 FINALLY, I BELIEVE CONFLICT OF INTEREST RULES NEED TO BE 15:18:31 STRENGTHENED. AS WE MENTIONED AND I WOULD 15:18:34 MENTION THAT NHTSA HAS A TEST FACILITY IN OHIO OWNED BY HONDA 15:18:40 MOTOR COMPANY. THIS WAS CREATED IN THE 70s 15:18:43 OWNED BY THE STATE OF HO HOCHLT HONDA BOUGHT IT AND THEY SHOULD 15:18:47 CHANGE THEIR FACILITY. THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR 15:18:49 DOING THAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 15:18:51 I HAVE SEVERAL SUBMISSIONS FOR THE RECORD. 15:18:53 I'M SORRY THAT I SLIGHTLY OVERWENT MY TIME. 15:18:59 >> THE CHAIR WILL ACCEPT THE MATERIAL AND YOUR FULL STATEMENT 15:19:07 INTO THE RECORD. >> THANK YOU, SIR. 15:19:12 >> MS. GADHIA, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES. 15:19:15 >> THANK YOU. CHAIRMAN RUSH, RANKING MEMBER 15:19:18 WHITFIELD AND MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE, THANK YOU FOR THE 15:19:21 OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY ON THE ROAD AHEAD FOR NHTSA. 15:19:26 I AM THE POLICY COUNSEL WITH THE NONPROFIT PUBLISHER OF CONSUMER 15:19:31 REPORTS. THE RECENT TOYOTA RECALLS 15:19:34 INVOLVING SUDDEN ACCELERATION FOCUSED ATTENTION ON SAFETY 15:19:38 PROBLEMS. IT IS BELIEVED THAT ADDRESSING 15:19:39 THIS CHALLENGE DEMANDS A COORDINATED EFFORT BY THE 15:19:42 GOVERNMENT, AUTOMAKERS, THE PUBLIC AND INDEPENDENT CONSUMER 15:19:46 GROUPS SUCH AS OUR OWN. WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING 15:19:49 GOVERNMENT ACTIONS TO IMPROVE THE AUTO SAFETY NET. 15:19:52 CONSUMERS UNION BELIEVES GOVERNMENT REGULATORS COULD HAVE 15:19:55 MOVED AGGRESSIVELY TO PROTECT CONSUMER SAFETY. 15:20:00 NEWS REPORTS AND OUR ANALYSIS OF DOCUMENTS FROM THE INVESTIGATION 15:20:02 POINT TO A PATTERN OF MISSED OPPORTUNITIES. 15:20:06 NHTSA AND TOYOTA WERE AWARE OF UNINTENDED ACCELERATION 15:20:09 COMPLAINTS AS EARLY AS 2003 WHEN THE AGENCY RECEIVED A PETITION 15:20:14 TO INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEM. WE ARE PLEASED THAT NHTSA IS 15:20:17 LOOKING INTO POTENTIAL ELECTRONICS ISSUES BEHIND THE 15:20:20 EVENTS INVOLVING TOYOTAS AN WE AWAIT THE AGENCY'S FINDINGS. 15:20:25 HOWEVER, WE BELIEVE THAT NHTSA CAN TAKE ACTION NOW TO IMPROVE 15:20:30 SAFETY. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IMPROVED 15:20:33 ACCESS TO INFORMATION. THE OFFICE OF DEFECTS 15:20:37 INVESTIGATIONS COLLECTS DATA ABOUT AUTOS FROM THE PUBLIC AND 15:20:40 MANUFACTURERS IN TWO SEPARATE DATABASES. 15:20:42 THE CONSUMERER COMPLAINTS DATABASE AND THE AGENCY'S EARLY 15:20:45 WARNING REPORTING SYSTEM. BOTH HAVE LIMITATIONS AND THE 15:20:49 DATA THEY PROVIDE AREN'T INTEGRATED MAKING IT DIFFICULT 15:20:53 TO SPOT YISHS AND FOR CONSUMERS TO FIND INFORMATION. 15:20:58 CONSUMERS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO VISIT DIFFERENT SITES TO SEE THE 15:21:01 INFORMATION OR BE FORCED TO SEARCH IT USING TOOLS THAT ARE 15:21:04 LESS THAN USER FRIENDLY. ALL COMPLAINT INFORMATION SHOULD 15:21:07 BE VISIBLE VIA A SINGLE EASE STAIRWAY USE CONSUMER FACING 15:21:11 SITE. NHTSA SHOULD HAVE A PROGRAM TO 15:21:14 RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND INVITE DRIVERS TO PARTICIPATE IN 15:21:18 DATA GATHERING. THE MORE COMPLAINTS THERE ARE TO 15:21:21 ANALYZE THE GREATER CHANCE PROBLEMS SUCH AS UNINTENDED 15:21:25 ACCELERATION WILL BE IDENTIFIED AS AN EARLY STAGE. 15:21:29 SECOND, NHTSA SHOULD PROMULGATE TO AVOID SUDDEN ACCELERATION IN 15:21:36 AUTOMOBILES. THEY SHOULD REQUIRE THAT CAR BS 15:21:37 ABLE TO STOP WITH A SUSTAINED PRESS ON THE BRAKE PEDAL, OF 15:21:41 EVEN WHEN THE THROTTLE IS FULLY OPEN. 15:21:43 ONE METHOD TO REDUCE STOPPING DISTANCES IS SMART THROTTLE 15:21:49 TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS THE BRAKES TO OVERRIDE THE THROTTLE. 15:21:52 OTHER METHODS MAY BECOME AVAILABLE. 15:21:54 TO US, THE MOST IMPORTANT SAFETY FEATURE IS TO ENSURE A VEHICLE 15:21:57 CAN STOP WITHIN A REASONABLE AND SAFE DISTANCE. 15:22:02 NHTSA SHOULD REQUIRE SIMPLE STANDARD CONTROLS TO TURN OFF 15:22:04 THE ENGINE IN EMERGENCY. IN MANY CURRENT TOYOTA VEHICLE 15:22:07 WHEN THE CAR IS MOVING IT REQUIRES A SUSTAINED 15:22:11 THREE-SECOND PUSH OF THE BUTTON TO TURN OFF THE ENGINE. 15:22:13 THAT IS A SAFETY PRECAUTION TO PRODUCE ACCIDENTAL ENGINE 15:22:18 SHUT-OFF IT IS AN ACTION MANY DRIVERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO IN 15:22:21 A PANICKED SITUATION. IGNITION CONTROLS SHOULD BE EASY 15:22:25 TO OPERATE, ESPECIALLY IN AN EMERGENCY. 15:22:28 NHTSA SHOULD HAVE CLEARLY LABELED TRANSMISSION SHIFTERS IN 15:22:30 ALL CARS F. THE CAR IS ACCELERATING OUT OF CONTROL, 15:22:34 HITTING THE BRAKES AND SHIFTING INTO NEUTRAL IS THE BEST 15:22:37 STRATEGY, BUT YOU WANT KNOW WHERE NEUTRAL IS WHEN YOU'RE 15:22:42 PANICKING. THERE SHOULD BE CONSISTENCY FOR 15:22:44 SHIFTERS ACROSS ALL VEHICLES. NHTSA SHOULD REQUIRE A MINIMUM 15:22:48 DISTANCE BETWEEN THE GAS PEDAL AND THE FLOOR MAT. 15:22:53 FLOOR MATS THAT ENTRAP PEDALS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN PROBLEMS 15:22:58 LATELY. PEOPLE OFTEN USE THICK MATS OR 15:23:01 STACK MATS. NHTSA SHOULD ENSURE THERE IS 15:23:04 CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE PEDAL AND THE MAP. 15:23:06 THE CAP ON OF CIVIL PENALTIES SHOULD BE LIFTED TO ACT AS A 15:23:10 DETERRENT AND THAT NHTSA COULD RECALL THE COMPLIANCE PROCESS. 15:23:13 THE AVERAGE CONSUMER SPRONS RATE TO VEHICLES IS 74.1%. 15:23:18 CURRENTLY, MANUFACTURERS NOTIFY DEALERS ABOUT RECALLS AND THE 15:23:22 DEALERS, IN TURN, NOTIFY CAR MANUFACTURERS ONCE THE CARS ARE 15:23:26 REPAIRED IN RESPONSE TO A SAFETY RECALL. 15:23:29 CONSUMERS UNION SUGGESTS THAT GOING FORWARD CAR MANUFACTURERS 15:23:32 SUBMIT SUCH DATA TO NHTSA. THIS INFORMATION WHICH 15:23:37 MANUFACTURERS ALREADY HAVE SHOULD INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL 15:23:40 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS OF CARS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO AER 15:23:43 PARTICULAR RECALL AS WELL AS WHEN THE RECALL REPAIRS WERE 15:23:46 PERFORMED ON THE VEHICLES. NHTSA COULD THEN MATCH UP 15:23:53 RECALLS WITH THE VIN IN A CONSUMER-FRIENDLY DATABASE. 15:23:59 WE WOULD ENCOURAGE SAFETY RECALL COMPLIANCE WITH THE ABILITY TO 15:24:03 RECEIVE A REGISTRATION SIMILAR TO THE WAY CONSUMERS MUST SHOW 15:24:08 PROOF OF INSURANCE NOW. THIS WOULD HELP PEOPLE WHO 15:24:11 PURCHASE USED CARS TO KNOW IF REPAIRS HAVE BEEN MADE. 15:24:15 WE RECOMMEND THAT CONGRESS TAKE A LOOK AT THE REPORTS OF A 15:24:18 REVOLVING DOOR AT NHTSA AND WHETHER IT MAY HAVE IMPACTED 15:24:21 SAFETY DECISIONS. WE ARE PLEASED TO HEAR THE 15:24:25 ADMINISTRATOR'S COMMENT THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WILL BE 15:24:27 LOOKING -- EXCUSE ME, THAT NHTSA WILL BEING INTO THIS ISSUE. 15:24:32 WE URGE CONGRESS TO ADEQUATELY FUND NHTSA. 15:24:36 IN 2007, MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES ACCOUNTED FOR 99% OF ALL 15:24:40 TRANSPORTATION-RELATED INJURIES AND FATALITIES, YET NHTSA'S 15:24:44 BUDGET CURRENTLY AMOUNTS TO JUST OVER 1% OF THE OVERALL DOT 15:24:48 BUDGET. THE BUDGET AND STAFFING FOR AUTO 15:24:51 SAFETY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION FUNCTIONS SHOULD BE COMMENSURATE 15:24:55 WITH THE REALITIES OF TRAFFIC SAFETY. 15:24:57 CONSUMERS UNION THANKS THE COMMITTEE FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO 15:24:59 PRESENT RECOMMENDATIONS AS YOU MOVE FORWARD. 15:25:06 THE CHAIR THANKS THE WITNESS AND NOW RECOGNIZES MR. McCURDY FOR 15:25:13 FIVE MINUTES FOR THE PURPOSES OF AN OPENING STATEMENT. 15:25:23 >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAR AND 15:25:26 SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE. 15:25:32 I MUST ADMIT AS YOU MADE YOUR INTRODUCTION THERE WAS SOME 15:25:37 CHAGRIN ON A PERSONAL PART WHEN I LOOKED AT THE MEMBERSHIP OF 15:25:43 THIS SUBCOMMITTEE IN THAT I SERVED WITH THE FATHERS OF THREE 15:25:46 OF THE MEMBERS. SO IT IS A HOME COMING OF SORTS. 15:25:52 I HADN'T THOUGHT I WAS GONE THAT LONG. 15:25:54 IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK WITH YOU. AS YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES 15:26:00 CONSIDER THE ROAD AHEAD FOR NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY 15:26:04 ADMINISTRATION IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THREE KEY POINTS. 15:26:07 THE ADMINISTRATOR WHO WE ARE ALL DELIGHTED THAT DAVID STRICKLAND 15:26:13 IS NOW THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NHTSA, AS HE POINTED OUT AND THE 15:26:19 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HIGHLIGHTED TODAY AND I HAVE A 15:26:22 CHART THAT'S DISPLAYED HERE, THAT MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH 15:26:26 FATALITIES AND INJURIES ARE AT HISTORIC LOWS. 15:26:30 IT'S VERY IMPORTANT PART. THAT'S THE MISSION OF THE 15:26:34 ORGANIZATION. SECONDLY, AUTOS HAVE NEVER BEEN 15:26:38 SAFER. AND THEY ARE STILL GETTING SAFER 15:26:39 EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF INNOVATIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING 15:26:44 ADVANCED ELECTRONICS. THIRD, WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL NOT 15:26:47 TO INHIBIT THE INNOVATION OR THE SPEEDY IDENTIFICATION AND REMEDY 15:26:53 OF DEFECTS. ON THE FIRST POINT, AS THE CHART 15:26:59 INDICATES, SOMETIMES WHEN YOU SEE A CHART LIKE THAT IT'S 15:27:03 CONFUSING FOR FOLKS, BUT TO PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE THIS 15:27:10 DECLINE -- THIS FIGURE REPORTS AS A FATALITY PER 100 MILLION 15:27:17 VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED. SO THERE ARE 1.16 FATALITIES PER 15:27:25 100 MILLION MILES TRAVELED. THAT'S DOWN FROM IN EXCESS OF 15:27:33 TWO. PUT IT IN TERMS OF HUMAN LIVES 15:27:35 AND, AGAIN, WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS IS FAR TOO MANY. 15:27:39 THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION FROM JOAN CLAYBROOK WOULD 15:27:45 INDICATE TO BACK IN THE '70s WHEN IT WAS AT A HIGH OF 51,000. 15:27:50 NOW THAT'S A DECREASE OF 17,000. SO I THINK THIS IS A VERY 15:27:55 IMPORTANT POINT THAT THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT AND STEADY 15:27:58 REDUCTION. DESPITE INCREASED OWNERSHIP AND 15:28:00 INCREASED VEHICLE MILES TRAVELS. SO I THINK THIS IS A GOAL THAT 15:28:04 WE SHARE AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO WORK TO SUPPORT. 15:28:10 AS FAR AS THE SAFETY OF VEHICLES, BY EVERY SINGLE 15:28:16 MEASURE, THESE VEHICLES ARE DRAMATICALLY SAFER THAN YEARS 15:28:21 AGO. IN THE LAST 15 YEARS, WE HAVE 15:28:23 SEEN A REVOLUTIONARY EXPANSION OF ADVANCED VEHICLE SAFETY 15:28:28 TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING INCREASED NUMBER OF ELECTRONICS 15:28:31 COMPONENTS AND FEATURES. MR. BRALEY MENTIONED BEING ABLE 15:28:35 TO TAKE APART AN ENGINE IN THE BASEMENT. 15:28:38 IT IS, INDEED, IMPOSSIBLE TO DO THAT TODAY. 15:28:41 BUT A LOT OF THE TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE SEE TO MEET FUEL ECONOMY 15:28:49 REQUIREMENTS, TO MEET EMISSION CONTROLS, TO PROVIDE SAFETY ARE 15:28:53 BECAUSE OF THESE ADVANCED ELECTRONICS. 15:28:56 ALSO, MS. CLAYBROOK SAID VOLUNTARY STANDARDS DON'T WORK. 15:29:01 BUT, IN FACT, MANY OF THE INCREDIBLE SAFETY INNOVATIONS 15:29:05 WERE VOLUNTARY AND WERE BROUGHT ABOUT BEFORE THE AGENCY EVER 15:29:09 CONSIDERED REGULATING IT. ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL. 15:29:14 IT SAVES ANYWHERE FROM 5,000 TO 9,000 LIVES ANNUALLY. 15:29:20 LANE DEPARTURE WARNING. OVER 2700 LIVES. 15:29:25 SAFETY BELT REMINDERS AND INTERLOCK, AGAIN, SIGNIFICANT. 15:29:28 SIDE AIR BAGS, FORWARD COLLISION WARNING, EMERGENCY BRAKE ASSIST, 15:29:34 ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS, BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM. 15:29:38 ALL OF THESE ARE INNOVATIONS THAT THE INDUSTRY INTRODUCED 15:29:42 AHEAD OF REGULATION. IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO 15:29:49 RECOGNIZE THAT ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS ARE OFTEN FAR MORE 15:29:55 RELIABLE OVER TIME THAN MECHANICAL SYSTEMS. 15:29:57 I USED TO REPRESENT THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY AND THE 15:29:59 ADVANCEMENTS IN SOLID STATE TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES INCREASED 15:30:04 PERFORMANCE. IT ENABLES VEHICLES TO NOT ONLY 15:30:07 SENSE, DIAGNOSE AND ALSO TO HAVE FAILSAFE MODES THAT ARE NOT 15:30:12 POSSIBLE WITH TRADITIONAL HISTORIC MECHANICAL SYSTEMS. 15:30:15 SO THIS IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGY WHICH IS HELPING US 15:30:20 TO MEET OUR GOALS OF SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY. 15:30:25 THIRD, AS I INDICATED, I THINK WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO 15:30:29 INHIBIT THE CYCLE OF INNOVATION. THIS GETS INTO THE MARKETPLACE 15:30:36 TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSUMERS. AND SO WE NEED TO MAINTAIN A 15:30:40 POSITIVE FRAMEWORK THAT EMBRACES TECHNOLOGY-BASED SOLUTIONS AHEAD 15:30:43 OF REGULATION. I DON'T THINK THE PUBLIC WOULD 15:30:46 BE WELL-SERVED IF AUTOMAKERS WERE FORCED TO WAIT FOR THE 15:30:50 GOVERNMENT TO CATCH UP WITH INDUSTRY'S INNOVATION. 15:30:53 IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT. WE HAVE TALKED A LOT ABOUT 15:30:56 RECALLS BUT THE VAST MAJORITY OF RECALLS ARE VOLUNTARY. 15:31:00 I HAVE A CHART HERE TALKING ABOUT DETECTING AND CORRECTING 15:31:03 DEFECTS SOONER. IN FACT THE NUMBER OF RECAM 15:31:12 CALLS ARE UP. THAT'S A GOOD POINT BECAUSE THE 15:31:14 NUMBER OF VEHICLES AFFECTED ARE COMING DOWN. 15:31:17 SO AUTOMAKERS ARE USING THE RECALL SYSTEM BASED ON DATA IT 15:31:22 RECEIVES NOT ONLY FROM THE CONSUMER DIRECTLY BUT FROM THE 15:31:25 AGENCIES TO INITIATE ACTIONS TO IDENTIFY DEFECTS AND GET THE 15:31:30 VEHICLES BACK INTO THE MARKETPLACE. 15:31:33 AND JUST IN CLOSING, I WANT TO MAKE A COUPLE POINTS ABOUT SOME 15:31:40 SUGGESTIONS FOR THE COMMITTEE. I KNOW HOW THIS CHAIRMAN WORKS 15:31:45 AND THIS COMMITTEE WORKS AND YOU WANT TO BUILD A CONSENSUS ON A 15:31:49 BIPARTISAN BASIS TO ADDRESS SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS, WE WOULD 15:31:54 RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT THAT CONGRESS NEEDS TO ENSURE THAT 15:32:00 NHTSA HAS THE RESOURCES TO DO ITS JOB. 15:32:03 WE WOULD SUPPORT THIS COMMITTEE IN ITS EFFORTS. 15:32:05 WE HAVE LONG ADVOCATED RESOURCES TO FUND THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE 15:32:09 SAMPLING SYSTEM, WHICH WE BELIEVE IS UNDERFUNDED. 15:32:13 >> WE SUPPORT A NUMBER OF OTHER LEGISLATIVE ELEMENTS WE HOPE 15:32:17 WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE REAUTHORIZATION SUCH AS STATE 15:32:23 INDUCEMENTS. IN OTHER WORDS, WORKING TO 15:32:24 ENCOURAGE STATES TO ADOPT SAFETY BELT LAWS. 15:32:28 I KNOW CHAIRMAN OVERSTARR IS LOOKING AT THIS IN HIS 15:32:33 REAUTHORIZATION. OUR INDUSTRY SPENT HUNDREDS OF 15:32:34 MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CAMPAIGNS TO TRY TO PASS PRIMARY SEAT BELT 15:32:41 ENFORCEMENT LAWS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. 15:32:43 WE HAVE MADE REAL PROGRESS. WE HAD THREE STATES THIS YEAR 15:32:46 ALONE. WE ALSO BELIEVE THERE SHOULD BE 15:32:48 A FIRST OFFENSE WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK REQUIREMENTS FOR 15:32:53 IMPAIRED DRIVING, DRUNK DRIVING. THE STATISTICS THAT IT IS NOT 15:32:58 REPORTED THERE, THE 33,000 DEATHS, UNFORTUNATELY 30% OF 15:33:03 THOSE ARE MORE ARE THE RESULT OF LESS THAN 1% -- ONE HALF OF 1% 15:33:08 OF THE DRIVERS IN THOSE THAT ARE IMPAIRED DRUNK DRIVING. 15:33:11 WE HAVE TO GET THOSE PEOPLE OFF THE ROAD. 15:33:16 LASTLY THE GRADUATED LICENSES FOR TEENS, WE SUPPORT THAT. 15:33:24 THEN THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT WILL WORK TO FUND HIGHER 15:33:29 VISIBILITY AND ENFORCEMENT SUCH AS CLICK IT OR TICKET AND OTHER 15:33:32 LIMIT UNDER ARREST OR OVER THE LIMIT UNDER ARREST PROVISIONS. 15:33:37 AGAIN, THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT A DRIVER ALCOHOL 15:33:42 INTERLOCK DEVICE RESEARCH PROGRAM CALLED THE ROADS SAFE 15:33:46 ACT WHICH PUTS MONEY TO TRY TO DEVELOP RESEARCH TO PREVENT 15:33:51 DRUNK DRIVERS GETTING ACCESS TO VEHICLES OR STARTING VEHICLES. 15:33:55 SO WE APPRECIATE YOUR WORK. I UNDERSTAND HOW CHALLENGING IT 15:33:59 IS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH 15:34:01 YOU TO HELP DEVELOP THE COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS TO SOME OF THESE 15:34:07 CHALLENGES. >> THE CHAIR THANKS ALL OF THE 15:34:12 WITNESSES. THE CHAIR THANKS MR. McCU ARE 15:34:14 RDY FOR YOUR STATEMENT. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES HIMSELF FOR 15:34:19 FIVE MINUTES FOR QUESTIONING. MR. McCURDY, THERE'S BEEN A LOT 15:34:26 OF TESTIMONY IN THIS HEARING AND IN PAST HEARINGS. 15:34:30 SOME OF IT IS CENTERED ON THE BLACK BOX AS A TECHNOLOGICAL 15:34:42 SOLUTION OR RECORDING DEVICE THAT WOULD HELP IN GATHERING 15:34:48 DATA AND DETERMINING THE CAUSES FOR ACCIDENTS. 15:34:54 ONE IS THE INDUSTRY'S RESPONSE TO THIS PHENOMENON. 15:35:02 >> WE BELIEVE THE INFORMATION FROM EVENT DATA RECORDERS IS 15:35:05 IMPORTANT FOR NHTSA TO DO ITS JOB. 15:35:07 THEY DO HAVE A RULE THAT HAS STANDARDIZED OR RECOMMENDED 15:35:12 STANDARDS FOR THE TYPE OF DATA THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED. 15:35:16 I THINK THE INDUSTRY IS MOVING RAPIDLY TOWARDS DEPLOYMENT OF 15:35:21 THAT SYSTEM. OVER 60% OF ALL VEHICLES 15:35:25 TODAY -- MODERN VEHICLES -- HAVE THAT CAPABILITY. 15:35:29 THE ONLY CAUTION I WOULD GIVE -- AND, AGAIN, HAVING COME FROM THE 15:35:35 INTELLIGENCE OR DEFENSE WORLD WHEN WE TALK ABOUT BLACK BOXES 15:35:38 OR THE WORLD OF AEROSPACE WHERE SOME PEOPLE THINK IN AN AIRCRAFT 15:35:43 THERE IS A BLACK BOX RECOVERED AFTER AN ACCIDENT, ACTUALLY THE 15:35:47 DATA SYSTEMS ARE EMBEDDED THROUGHOUT THE VEHICLES. 15:35:49 SO IT IS NOT JUST ONE SOLITARY DEVICE. 15:35:53 BUT IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THERE ARE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE TOOLS 15:35:58 TO ACCESS THAT. SO I THINK THE AGENCY AND WE 15:36:05 LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEM. 15:36:07 I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED. 15:36:11 >> MS. CLAYBROOK, YOU INDICATED THAT NHTSA'S CURRENT BUDGET IS 15:36:22 INADEQUATE AND THAT THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET FOR THIS 15:36:28 YEAR -- OR NEXT YEAR RATHER -- IS INADEQUATE. 15:36:36 WHAT DO YOU THINK AS A FORMERER ADMINISTRATOR IN TODAY'S 15:36:40 DOLLARS -- HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK NHTSA'S BUDGET SHOULD BE AND 15:36:43 WHAT DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE THE CATEGORIES THAT WE SHOULD LOOK 15:36:46 AT INCREASE BOTH PERSONNEL AND OTHER RESOURCES FOR NHTSA? 15:36:56 >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. I THINK THE BUDGET SHOULD BE 15:37:00 DOUBLED. IT IS $132 MILLION WHICH IS A 15:37:02 PITTANCE BY ANY MEASURE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 15:37:05 IT SHOULD PROBABLY BE DOUBLED THE YEAR AFTER THAT. 15:37:07 THIS AGENCY IS STARVING TO DEATH. 15:37:11 IT CAN'T DO THE RESEARCH IT SHOULD. 15:37:13 IT DOESN'T HAVE THE EXPERTISE THAT IT SHOULD. 15:37:15 IT DOESN'T HAVE THE ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL THAT IT SHOULD. 15:37:22 ALL OF US WOULD SUFFER BECAUSE OF DEATHS ON THE HIGHWAY. 15:37:26 I THINK MR. STRICKLAND WILL BE A GOOD LEADER FOR THE AGENCY. 15:37:29 I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HIS WORK. 15:37:31 I THINK HE NEEDS THE RESOURCES TO DO IT. 15:37:34 I HAVE ALREADY BEEN TALKING TO HIM AND THE SECRETARY A LITTLE 15:37:36 BIT ABOUT THIS. I THINK HIS ANSWER WAS VERY 15:37:40 APPROPRIATE THAT THEY WOULD USE VERY WISELY THE RESOURCES THE 15:37:45 CONGRESS WOULD GIVE THEM. HE DIDN'T SAY THEY DIDN'T WANT 15:37:48 THEM OR COULDN'T USE THEM. HE SAID THEY WOULD USE THEM 15:37:52 WISERY AND I THINK THAT'S AS FAR AS HE CAN GO. 15:37:54 I'M PLEASED TO SEE THAT HE SAID THAT. 15:38:03 >> YOU HAVE GIVEN US -- >> ONE OTHER THING, MR. 15:38:06 CHAIRMAN. ISSUES HAVE BEEN RAISED TODAY 15:38:11 ABOUT THE DEATH AND INJURY ON THE HIGHWAY WHICH IS MAGNIFICENT 15:38:14 BUT AFTER THE OIL CRISIS OF 1973 THERE WAS A REDUCTION OF 9,000 15:38:20 DEATHS A YEAR BECAUSE THE ECONOMY WAS IN THE SINK. 15:38:23 IF YOU LOOK AT THE DOCUMENTS PREPARED BY THE AGENCY ITSELF, 15:38:28 FOR EXAMPLE, HERE IS THE LIST THEY PUT OUT TODAY OF THE CRASH 15:38:32 STATS. YOU WILL SEE EVERY TIME THERE IS 15:38:33 A DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY THERE IS LESS DISCRETIONARY DRIVING 15:38:37 AND A DOWNTURN IN DEATH AND INJURY, BUT IT COMES BACK UP 15:38:41 AGAIN. SHOULD ANYONE SUGGEST THAT THIS 15:38:42 IS A PERMANENT FIX FOR THE AGENCY, IT'S NOT. 15:38:47 I THINK THAT YOU'RE STILL GOING TO NEED THE RESOURCES, NEW 15:38:51 SAFETY STANDARDS AND MANY OTHERS I DIDN'T MENTION WHICH I WILL 15:38:53 SUBMIT A LIST OF FORWARD OF THE SAFETY STANDARDS THAT THE AGENCY 15:38:58 IS WOEFULLY BEHIND IN ISSUING. >> MR. CHAIRMAN, CAN I INJECT A 15:39:04 POINT OF CLARIFICATION? I THINK THE ADMINISTRATOR SAID 15:39:07 THAT IT HAD DECREASED IN DECLINE FOR 15 AND A HALF STRAIGHT 15:39:12 QUARTERS. THAT'S MORE THAN THE CURRENT 15:39:14 RECESSION. SO I THINK THIS IS A LONG-TERM 15:39:17 TREND. IT'S BECAUSE OF THE REGULATORY 15:39:21 EFFORTS AND THE WORK OF THE INDUSTRY COOPERATIVELY WITH THE 15:39:25 AGENCY AND ALSO THE WORK OF CONGRESS. 15:39:27 >> WELL, I WOULDN'T SAY THAT THE ADMINISTRATOR, THE ONE WHO WENT 15:39:33 TO JAPAN, MR. MEDFORD, HE GAVE A PRESENTATION WHICH I WILL 15:39:37 SUBMITTER FOR THE RECORD IN WHICH HE SAID SAFETY 15:39:40 TECHNOLOGIES HAD BETWEEN 1960 AND 2000 SAVED 328,551 LIVES. 15:39:51 I AGREE THAT CARS ARE SAFER TODAY. 15:39:53 I'M DISAPPOINTED THAT THE INDUSTRY OFTEN OPPOSES THOSE 15:39:57 IMPROVEMENTS BUT THEY TAKE INITIATIVES WHICH HE MENTIONED 15:39:59 AND THE SAFETY FEATURES HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE NUMBER 15:40:03 OF LIVES SAVED. THE NUMBER OF DEATHS ON THE 15:40:06 HIGHWAY TODAY WOULD BE FAR, FAR GREATER WERE NOT THIS AGENCY 15:40:09 DOING ITS WORK. BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE THAT CAN 15:40:12 BE DONE. WE WILL SEE MORE DEATHS AND 15:40:15 INJURIES. >> MY TIME HAS EXPIRED. 15:40:17 THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES MR. WHITFIELD FOR FIVE MINUTES. 15:40:20 >> THANK YOU. THIS HAS BEEN AN INTERESTING 15:40:24 HEARING. ANY TIME WE THINK WE TALK ABOUT 15:40:27 DEATH OF A HIGHWAY, AND ALL OF US HAVE KNOWN PEOPLE KILLED IN 15:40:32 CAR ACCIDENTS OR HAD LOVED ONES WHO HAVE BEEN DISFIGURED. 15:40:38 THERE IS NO WAY NOT TO BE EMOTIONAL ABOUT INDIVIDUAL 15:40:41 DEATHS ON THE HIGHWAY. FEELING A LITTLE BIT BETTER 15:40:48 ABOUT THINGS, UNDERSTANDING THAT THE TOYOTA ISSUE IS OUT THERE, 15:40:54 BUT WHEN YOU HAVE THIS KIND OF A REDUCTION IN THE DEATHS PER 100 15:41:03 MILLION MILES. 3.34 FATALITIES PER 100 MILLION 15:41:07 VEHICLE LINES DOWN TO LAST YEAR 1.16 PER 100 MILLION MILES AND 15:41:13 IT DOESN'T REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHAT THE ECONOMY IS 15:41:17 OR ISN'T. WE AREING ABOUT 100 MILLION 15:41:23 VEHICLE MILES. IT'S SOMETHING TO SEE THAT THE 15:41:27 FATALITY RATE IS COMING DOWN. NOW, WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE 15:41:30 BUDGET OF NHTSA, I THINK THE BUDGET IS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 15:41:35 $900 MILLION, BUT A LOT OF IT GOES TO STATE GRANTS. 15:41:42 YOU ALL MAY BE MORE FAMILIAR WITH THE STATE GRANTS THAT BE I 15:41:46 AM. MS. CLAYBROOK IS RIGHT AS FAR AS 15:41:49 VEHICLE SAFETY. THERE'S ABOUT $132 MILLION A 15:41:53 YEAR FOR VEHICLE SAFETY. I REFERRED EARLIER, FOR EXAMPLE, 15:41:57 TO THIS CONGRESSIONALLY MANDATED STUDY IN 2005 ABOUT THE CAUSES 15:42:04 OF VEHICLE ACCIDENTS. AND IT SAID THAT 95% WERE DUE TO 15:42:10 THE DRIVER, PRIMARILY DRIVER MISTAKES, AND THAT 2%, BY THE 15:42:17 WAY, WERE RELATED TO VEHICLE OR EQUIPMENT DEFECT, BUT ABOUT 40 15:42:23 OR 50% OF THAT RELATED TO TIRES. SO I'M JUST WONDERING IF MAYBE 15:42:29 WE SHOULD LOOK AT THIS IN A DIFFERENT WAY AND TRY TO START 15:42:35 FOCUSING MORE MONEY ON EDUCATING DRIVERS, BETTER EDUCATIONAL 15:42:40 PROGRAMS FOR DRIVERS AND, YOU KNOW, EVERY STATE SETS THEIR OWN 15:42:45 LAWS FOR HOW OLD YOU HAVE TO BE AND WHAT KIND OF PROGRAM YOU 15:42:48 HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO DRIVE. SHOULD WE BECAUSE OF 95% OF ALL 15:42:58 ACCIDENTS ARE BECAUSE OF DRIVER NEGLECT OR WHATEVER, SHOULD WE 15:43:02 FOCUS ON MORE PROGRAMS TO MAKE DRIVERS BETTER PREPARED? 15:43:10 I WOULD ASK EACH ONE OF YOU THAT QUESTION AND SEE HOW YOU WOULD 15:43:13 RESPOND TO THAT. >> FIRST OF ALL, MR. WHITFIELD, 15:43:16 THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR POINTING THIS OUT. 15:43:17 I APPRECIATE YOUR QUESTION. FIRST OF ALL, I'D LIKE TO SUBMIT 15:43:21 FOR THE RECORD THE PROBLEMS THAT WE SEE WITH THIS CAUSATION 15:43:27 STUDY. IT'S QUITE COMPLICATED AND I 15:43:28 DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TODAY, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF 15:43:32 DEFICIENCIES IN IT. ASSUMING 95% OF THE CRASHES 15:43:35 OCCUR BECAUSE OF DRIVER ERROR -- >> IS YOUR SPEAKER ON? 15:43:39 >> I'M SORRY. IT IS ON. 15:43:41 I'M SORRY. EVEN ASSUMING THAT -- WHICH I 15:43:43 DON'T -- THAT 95% OF THE CRASHES OCCUR BECAUSE OF DRIVER ERROR, 15:43:47 WHAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT IS WHAT CAUSES THE DEATH AND INJURY. 15:43:52 DR. WILLIAM HADDEN, THE FIRST NHTSA ADMINISTRATOR, PUT 15:43:56 TOGETHER WHAT HE CALLED THE HADDEN MATRIX. 15:44:00 IT HAD PRECRASH, CRASH AND POST CRASH. 15:44:02 YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE PRECRASH ISSUE WHICH IS DRUNK 15:44:06 DRIVING, FALLING ASLEEP, BRAKES DON'T WORK. 15:44:09 WHATEVER IT MAY BE IN THE PRECRASH FIELD. 15:44:12 >> MS. CLAYBROOK, THERE'S ONLY ABOUT A MINUTE LEFT SO I'M GOING 15:44:15 TO SAY THAT YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT I WAS SAYING, I'M ASSUMING? 15:44:19 >> WELL, NOT NECESSARILY. I WILL SUBMIT FOR THE RECORD 15:44:23 THAT INFORMATION, BUT YOU WANT TO PROTECT THE DRIVER AND 15:44:25 OCCUPANTS AND THE WAY YOU DO IT IS MAKING SURE THE CAR IS SAFE 15:44:29 REGARDLESS OF WHAT CAUSES THE CRASH AND ON DRIVER EDUCATION, 15:44:32 NHTSA HAS DONE LOTS OF WORK ON THIS AND SHOWN THAT DRIVER 15:44:35 EDUCATION DOESN'T DO MUCH IN TERMS OF THE LONG-TERM DRIVING 15:44:39 CAPABILITY OF MOST PEOPLE. >> WHAT ABOUT YOU -- 15:44:41 >> I LIKE DRIVER EDUCATION. >> WHAT ABOUT YOU, MS. GADHIA? 15:44:45 DO YOU HAVE COMMENTS ON THAT? >> IN OUR TESTIMONY WE SUBMITTED 15:44:50 FOR THE RECORD WE TOOK A LOOK AT THE QUESTION THAT THE COMMITTEE 15:44:53 IS ASKING IN THE LIGHT OF THE RECALLS WE HAVE SEEN IN RECENT 15:44:58 WEEKS ARE THERE AREAS WE SEE FOR IMPROVEMENT. 15:45:01 SO WE HAVE MADE OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ACCORDINGLY. 15:45:04 WE ARE PLEASED THAT THE AGENCY AND SECRETARY LAHOOD HAVE PUT A 15:45:08 GREAT FOCUS ON DISTRACTED DRIVING. 15:45:11 IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN OBVIOUSLY A BIG PROBLEM. 15:45:13 SO WE DO SEE A VALUE IN THAT PARTICULAR KIND OF FOCUS. 15:45:18 >> MR. McCURDY? >> THANK YOU, MR. WHITFIELD. 15:45:24 IN FACT, IN ADDITION TO DRIVER BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE, THE 15:45:31 DRIVING ENVIRONMENT -- SO CONDITION OF ROADS, THE LACK OF 15:45:34 SAFETY FEATURES THERE, WEATHER, ET CETERA, IS A FACTOR IN 2%. 15:45:41 AND THEN IN THE OTHER INSTANCES, ABOUT 2%, IT CAN BE ATTRIBUTED 15:45:47 TO THE VEHICLE. BUT I WOULD TELL YOU SINCE WE 15:45:50 HAD A REFERENCE TO OLDER VEHICLES, I WILL PROVIDE A 15:45:55 RECORD -- FOR THE RECORD A COPY OF OUR PLAYBOOK AND IT HAS AN 15:46:02 INTERESTING PHOTOGRAPH OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY EVENT AT THE 15:46:06 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY -- THE INSURANCE 15:46:11 INSTITUTE. THEY HAD A 40 MILES PER HOUR 15:46:14 HEAD-ON CRASH OF TWO VEHICLES. ONE WAS A 1959 CHEVY BELL AIR. 15:46:19 AS YOU KNOW IN 1959 -- WELL SOME OF YOU WEREN'T AROUND, BUT MOST 15:46:23 OF US WHO WERE, THAT'S A LOT OF METAL THERE. 15:46:27 A 40 MILES PER HOUR HEAD ON CRASH WITH THE 2009 CHEVY 15:46:31 MALIBU, A SMALLER CAR. AND THE RESULTS ARE DRAMATIC. 15:46:36 THE CAGE, THE FRONT SEAT, PASSENGER AREA OF THE '59, 15:46:42 THAT'S PASSENGERS WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED. 15:46:44 THERE IS NO DOUBT. THEY ARE SEVERELY INJURED, 15:46:48 TREMENDOUS IMPACT, CRUSHING OF THE COMPARTMENT. 15:46:51 IN THE NEW MODEL, THE CAGE IS INTACT. 15:46:54 IT ALSO HAS FRONT AIR BAGS, SIDE AIR BAGS, SIDE CURTAINS AND THE 15:47:01 TECHNOLOGY ALSO HAS OTHER FEATURES THAT IMPROVE THE 15:47:07 LIKELIHOOD OF SURVIVAL IN A HEAD-ON CRASH. 15:47:10 REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE -- WHETHER IT'S SOMEONE SWERVING. 15:47:14 THE LAST POINT I WOULD MAKE IN THIS COMMENT MADE ABOUT THE 15:47:20 THREE-SECOND STOP, I DRIVE A VEHICLE THAT HAS PUSH BUTTON ON 15:47:25 STOP. THAT'S ONE OF THE FEATURES THAT 15:47:27 MANY CONSUMERS ARE MOVING TOWARDS. 15:47:31 ARE WE ASKING -- ARE WE SAYING THAT CONSUMERS TODAY, IT'S IN 15:47:36 THE MANUAL. IT'S IN THE INSTRUCTION AND ALL 15:47:39 THE REST. CAN'T TAKE THREE SECONDS TO PUSH 15:47:41 A BUTTON? I KNOW THAT WE PANIC. 15:47:46 I KNOW THERE ARE INSTANCES, BUT THERE IS A NEED FOR EDUCATION. 15:47:50 THERE IS A NEED. MAYBE ONE OF THE POSITIVE 15:47:54 ASPECTS OF ALL THIS INVESTIGATION, ALL THE 15:47:57 REPORTING, IS THAT MAYBE CONSUMERS ARE HAVING TO PAY 15:48:00 ATTENTION TO THE VEHICLES THAT THEY ARE DRIVING. 15:48:02 WHAT ARE THOSE SHIFTERS? WHERE IS NEUTRAL? 15:48:06 MY SON-IN-LAW DRIVES A CAMRY. WHEN THIS CAME UP, IN THE 15:48:12 RECALL, HE'S ASKED, WHAT DO YOU DO? 15:48:14 I SAID, PUT IT IN NEUTRAL. YOU DON'T WANT TO TURN IT OFF AT 15:48:18 FIRST. THOSE BUTTONS ARE THERE AND THE 15:48:21 THREE-SECOND DELAY IS THERE FOR A REASON. 15:48:23 YOU DON'T WANT TO INADVERTENTLY SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. 15:48:28 YOU COULD LOSE POWER AFFECTING STEERING AND OTHER CONDITIONS. 15:48:31 THERE IS A COMMON SENSE APPROACH WE NEED TO TAKE. 15:48:33 LET'S WORK TOGETHER. I THINK THAT'S WHAT NHTSA AND 15:48:38 THE INDUSTRY SHOULD BE DISCUSSING. 15:48:41 THERE IS NOT ONE SOLUTION, BUT I THINK THERE IS A GENUINE CONCERN 15:48:47 ABOUT IT AND A WAY TO DEVELOP SOME SOLUTIONS. 15:48:50 >> MR. CHAIRMAN, MAY I BRIEFLY RESPOND TO THE COMMENT ABOUT THE 15:48:53 PUSH BUTTONS? >> SURE. 15:48:55 >> I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE THAT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE TO DO WITH 15:48:59 WHEN THE CONSUMER IS IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION. 15:49:03 WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT SUDDEN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION. 15:49:07 GIVEN WHAT'S HAPPENED, IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT TOYOTA IS 15:49:12 WORKING ON RECONFIGURING THE PUSH BUTTON IGNITION SO IT CAN 15:49:15 BE TURNED OFF IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION WITH MULTIPLE QUICK 15:49:19 PRESSES IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. 15:49:21 THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. >> THANK YOU. 15:49:24 THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLELADY FROM ILLINOIS FOR 15:49:28 FIVE MINUTES. >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. 15:49:34 I WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO THE WITNESSES FOR NOT BEING HERE FOR 15:49:39 TESTIMONY, THOUGH I HAVE LOOKED AT IT. 15:49:41 I WANT TO ALSO JUST TAKE THIS MOMENT TO SAY WHAT A TREMENDOUS 15:49:48 RESOURCE WE HAVE IN JOAN CLAYBROOK WHO DID SERVE AS HEAD 15:49:53 OF NHTSA. AND I HOPE THAT NOT ONLY OUR 15:50:02 S SUBCOMMITTEE, BUT THAT NHTSA 15:50:05 WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS AN 15:50:07 ADMINISTRATOR AND AS ADVOCATE. 15:50:12 I THANK MISS GADIYAH AND MR. McOCCURTY FOR THE WORK THAT 15:50:16 YOU'RE DOING. BUT I WANTED TO PARTICULARLY 15:50:19 JUST THANK JOAN FOR DECADES. I WON'T SAY HOW MANY OF BEING AN 15:50:24 ADVOCATE FOR CONSUMERS. IN LOOKING AT THE PRIORITIES 15:50:32 THAT YOU LAID OUT FOR LEGISLATIVE AND 15:50:38 ADMINISTRATIVE -- I MEAN, THERE'S A COUPLE THINGS THAT ARE 15:50:42 CLEARLY LEGISLATIVE, IF YOU THINK THAT PENALTIES NEED TO BE 15:50:44 ENHANCED, I THINK THAT'S LEGISLATIVE ON OUR PART. 15:50:49 BUT WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS THAT YOU THINK THE COMMITTEE, IN 15:50:52 PARTICULAR, HAS TO DEAL WITH AND THAT REALLY CAN'T BE DONE 15:50:58 ADMINISTRATIVELY TO MEET THE GOALS THAT YOU'VE SET OUT OR 15:51:00 THAT THE PROBLEMS YOU'VE IDENTIFIED? 15:51:03 >> WELL, I WOULD SAY CERTAINLY -- 15:51:05 >> DO YOU HAVE YOUR MIKE ON? >> YEAH, SORRY. 15:51:07 I WOULD SAY CERTAINLY IN THE PENALTY AREA, THAT THAT'S A 15:51:13 LEGISLATIVE ISSUE. >> MM-HMM. 15:51:15 >> AND IN THE FUNDING, THAT'S A LEGISLATIVE ISSUE. 15:51:21 THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET IS WHAT IT IS. 15:51:23 AND IT'S TOTALLY INSUFFICIENT. AND SO IT'S NOT THIS COMMITTEE'S 15:51:28 RESPONSIBILITY, ALTHOUGH YOU DO AUTHORIZE, OF COURSE. 15:51:33 I THINK THAT IN THE AREA OF TRANSPARENCY, THERE HAVE BEEN 15:51:35 SOME DECISIONS MADE BY THE AGENCY THAT THIS COMMITTEE COULD 15:51:38 CHANGE IN THE EARLY WARNING ACT WHILE THERE WAS A LOT OF 15:51:42 DISCUSSION ABOUT THE INFORMATION BEING OPEN. 15:51:44 IN FACT, THE WAY THAT IT WAS WRITTEN WAS INTERPRETED AS NOT 15:51:49 BEING OPEN. SO I THINK THAT IT WOULD HELP 15:51:52 CLARIFICATION ON TRANSPARENCY WITH THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM 15:51:55 BECAUSE RIGHT NOW IT'S NOT AVAILABLE TO ANY OF US. 15:51:58 >> AND THAT WOULD REQUIRE A CHANGE OR A CLARIFICATION IN 15:52:02 LAW? >> YES, I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY 15:52:04 HELPFUL TO HAVE A CLARIFICATION OF THAT. 15:52:06 IN TERMS OF CONSUMERS BEING ABLE TO BRING A LAWSUIT WHEN THE 15:52:13 DECISION IS -- A CASE IS CLOSED IN THE ENFORCEMENT AREA, WE 15:52:16 DEFINITELY NEED TO HAVE LEGISLATION THERE BECAUSE OF THE 15:52:18 COURT OF APPEALS' DECISION. AND THEN I THINK IT WOULD BE 15:52:27 VERY HELPFUL TO HAVE SOME LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT FOR 15:52:31 IMPROVING THE BLACK BOX. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD BE 15:52:34 DONE ADMINISTRATIVELY BY THE AGENCY. 15:52:36 I THINK IT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE IF THE BLACK BOX 15:52:41 IS MANDATORY, IF IT GATHERS A LOT OF REALLY GOOD DATA, IF IT 15:52:43 CAN BE DOWNLOADED EASILY, ALL OF THAT DATA CAN COME INTO NITSA'S 15:52:48 DATA SYSTEM, AND IT WOULD VASTLY ENHANCE, EXCITINGLY ENHANCE, THE 15:52:53 CAPACITY AGENCY TO ANALYZE PROBLEMS TO FIND OUT WHAT'S 15:52:56 GOING ON ON THE HIGHWAY BECAUSE THIS WOULD BE RICH INFORMATION 15:53:00 FROM CRASHES THAT OCCUR RIGHT THEN ON THE HIGHWAY. 15:53:03 AND THIS INFORMATION IS TOTALLY LACKING IN THE AGENCY NOW. 15:53:06 AND GATHERING IT THROUGH THE SYSTEM WHICH IS THIS NATIONAL 15:53:10 ACTION SAMPLING SYSTEM WHICH IS AFTER THE ACT, AFTER 15:53:15 INVESTIGATIONS, THERE WAS INTENDED TO BE 20,000 OF THEM A 15:53:17 YEAR. IT'S NOW 4,000 BECAUSE OF THE 15:53:19 COST. AND THIS, I THINK, WE'LL NEVER 15:53:21 GET TO THE 20,000. SO WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 15:53:23 THIS DATA THAT'S GOING TO BE COLLECTED ANYWAY IN BLACK BOXES 15:53:26 UNDER WHAT I THINK HAS TO BE A MANDATE FOR THE BLACK BOX ITSELF 15:53:31 AND USE THAT DATA FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE AGENCY AS WELL 15:53:36 AS PARTICULAR CRASHES? >> MR. McCURTY, YOU SEEM TO BE 15:53:40 NODDING AT THAT. DID YOU WANT TO COMMENT ON THIS? 15:53:43 >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. ACTUALLY, I DID WANT TO COMMENT. 15:53:47 WE ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR NAS. 15:53:52 WE THINK THAT DATA NEEDS TO BE COLLECTED. 15:53:54 AND THIS COMMITTEE HAS OVERSIGHT OF NITSA, AND THE DATA IS THERE. 15:53:58 BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE AGENCY HAS THE TOOLS AND 15:54:03 RESOURCES TO GATHER IT. MY ONLY CAVEAT ON THAT -- AND I 15:54:06 THINK THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO WORK ON -- IS I DON'T BELIEVE 15:54:09 THAT THE WHOLESALE RELEASE OF RAW AND UNVERIFIED DATA WOULD 15:54:14 FURTHER THE OBJECTIVE OF QUICKLY IDENTIFYING AND CORRECTING 15:54:19 DEFECTS. IF ANYTHING, IT MAY LEAD TO MORE 15:54:21 LITIGATION. AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S THE 15:54:23 ANSWER. >> OH, WELL, I SHOULD SAY, MR. 15:54:26 McCURTY -- >> I ACTUALLY HAVE THE MIKE, MR. 15:54:30 CHAIRMAN. YOU KNOW, I DON'T BELIEVE IT 15:54:32 WOULD, IN FACT, DO THAT. I WOULD HOPE, BEFORE THE 15:54:37 GENTLELADY LEAVES OR WE AT LEAST HAVE ANOTHER ROUND, ACTUALLY 15:54:41 TALK ABOUT ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ISSUES THAT YOU'RE THE KEY 15:54:44 SPONSOR OF WHICH WE SUPPORTED, THE KAMRAN GO BRANSON ACT AND 15:54:50 THE ROLE THAT WE ACTUALLY PLAYED BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF OUR 15:54:53 PRIORITIES. AND IT SHOWS WHERE WE CAN 15:54:55 ACTUALLY WORK TOGETHER TO ADDRESS SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS. 15:55:01 AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE MOST TRAGIC INCIDENTS -- 15:55:04 >> THEY ARE. THANK YOU. 15:55:05 >> -- THAT WE KNOW OF. AND I'VE WORKED WITH SENATOR 15:55:08 CLINTON AT THE TIME. >> EXACTLY. 15:55:09 >> AS WELL AS YOUR STAFF, AND THIS STAFF ON THE COMMITTEE TO 15:55:13 MAKE THAT HAPPEN. AND THE INDUSTRY FULLY SUPPORTED 15:55:15 THAT. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT'S ON 15:55:18 THE RECORD AS WELL. >> AND I APPRECIATE THAT. 15:55:23 IS THERE ANY WAY, MR. CHAIRMAN, THAT MS. CLAYBROOK CAN RESPOND 15:55:27 BACK TO THAT? >> JUST PRIVACY INFORMATION. 15:55:30 I JUST WANT TO MAKE CLEAR THAT I DON'T THINK THIS DATA SHOULD BE 15:55:33 PUBLIC AS TO INDIVIDUAL CRASHES. IT WOULD BE FOR STATISTICAL 15:55:37 PURPOSES. THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY. 15:55:38 >> THANK YOU. >> THE TIME HAS EXPIRED. 15:55:40 THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. 15:55:46 STAERNS. >> THERE, MR. CHAIRMAN. 15:55:48 MS. CLAYBROOK, LET ME JUST FOLLOW UP WITH WHAT MS. 15:55:52 SCHAKOWSKY HAS TALKED ABOUT. IN THESE BOXES, ISN'T THE BOX 15:55:57 THAT'S ON A PERSON'S CAR, THAT BOX WOULD BELONG TO THAT PERSON, 15:56:00 WOULDN'T IT? >> YES. 15:56:01 >> SO WOULDN'T THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT IF THEY WANTED 15:56:04 TO? >> NO. 15:56:05 >> COULDN'T THEY FLICK A SWITCH SO IF THEY DIDN'T WANT THIS TO 15:56:09 OCCUR, THEY COULD DO IT? >> I DON'T THINK THERE OUGHT TO 15:56:11 BE AN ON/OFF SWITCH. >> SO YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE 15:56:13 NO OPT OUT. >> I DO NOT THINK THERE SHOULD 15:56:16 BE AN OPT OUT. >> SECONDLY, THE INFORMATION 15:56:18 THEY COLLECT IS, OBVIOUSLY, SPEED, PERHAPS LOCATION. 15:56:22 IS IT GOING TO GO BEYOND THAT IN TERMS OF WEIGHT IN THE CAR OR 15:56:28 DRIVING HABITS? WHAT, IN YOUR OPINION -- 15:56:31 >> ON THE BLACK BOX? >> IN THE BACK BOX. 15:56:33 BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU WANT TO EXPAND IT. 15:56:35 I THINK MANY PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THE FEDERAL 15:56:38 GOVERNMENT WILL HANDLE THIS DATA. 15:56:42 IF I DON'T WANT -- SAY I CAN'T OPT OUT OF THE BOX UNDER YOUR 15:56:47 PERSUASION, THEN IF IT GOES TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, HOW IS 15:56:49 THIS GOING TO BE PUBLIC ON THE INTERNET? 15:56:54 SHOULD PRIVATE CITIZENS BE ABLE TO GO AND SEE THAT ABOUT THEIR 15:56:56 NEIGHBORS WHO ARE DRIVING? I MEAN, THERE ARE SOME PRIVACY 15:57:00 IMPLICATIONS, I THINK, THAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT. 15:57:02 >> I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR ASKING THE QUESTION BECAUSE I 15:57:05 CERTAINLY DIDN'T MEAN TO SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE'S DRIVING CRASH -- 15:57:09 EVERY CRASH THAT OCCURS SHOULD BE PUBLICLY EXPOSED ON THE 15:57:12 INTERNET WITH THE NAME OF THE PERSON AND THE CAR AND ALL THE 15:57:13 REST OF IT. THE BLACK BOX GENERALLY COLLECTS 15:57:19 DATA 25 SECONDS BEFORE A CRASH AND FIVE TO TEN -- 15:57:22 >> SO IT DOESN'T COME ON ALL DURING THE WHOLE TIME? 15:57:24 >> NO. >> OKAY. 15:57:25 >> AND SO IT'S VERY, VERY LIMITED TIME FRAME. 15:57:28 AND WHAT IT RECORDS IS WHETHER -- IF IT WAS ON THE 15:57:32 ACCELERATOR, WHETHER IT WAS ON THE BRAKE. 15:57:34 A LOT OF ASPECTS OF THE ENGINE ITSELF, THE SPEED OF THE VEHICLE 15:57:36 AND SO ON. AND THAT DATA, WHEN I'M TALKING 15:57:41 ABOUT HAVING IT GO TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IT WOULD BE 15:57:43 ONLY STATISTICAL DATA. ALL PRIVACY INFORMATION WOULD BE 15:57:47 ERASED. SO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 15:57:48 WOULDN'T EVEN HAVE IT. IT WOULD JUST BE STATISTICAL 15:57:52 DATA. IT WOULD JUST BE THAT A CRASH 15:57:53 OCCURRED AND WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE. 15:57:55 SO THAT YOU COULD THEN ACCUMULATE THAT DATA AND SAY, 15:57:58 THESE ARE THE KIND OF CRASHES THAT ARE OCCURRING. 15:58:00 AND THESE ARE THE KIND OF REMEDIES THAT WE NEED TO THINK 15:58:03 ABOUT APPLYING BECAUSE OF THAT. SO I DO THINK IT NEEDS TO BE 15:58:08 MANDATORY. I THINK IT SHOULD BE IN EVERY 15:58:09 VEHICLE. ACTUALLY, GENERAL MOTORS, FORD 15:58:12 AND CHRYSLER READILY REVEAL THE CONTENTS OF THEIR BLACK BOXES IN 15:58:17 LITIGATION BECAUSE THEY THINK IT'S ADVANTAGEOUS. 15:58:20 >> I GUESS, YOU KNOW, THIS COMMITTEE WOULD BE CONCERNED 15:58:23 ABOUT THE PRIVACY. LET ME MOVE ON. 15:58:25 I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION, MR. McCURDY. 15:58:28 WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE. NICE TO SEE YOU. 15:58:30 EDDIE TOWNS AND I DROPPED A BILL ON JANUARY 28th, 2009, WHICH 15:58:35 WOULD DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ISSUE 15:58:38 REGULATIONS WHICH WOULD MITIGATE THE SAFETY HAZARD CAUSED BY A 15:58:41 NEAR SILENT HYBRID AND ELECTRIC CARS. 15:58:44 I WAS IN A PARKING LOT GOING INTO THE GROCERY STORE. 15:58:49 AND I WAS JUST WALKING ALONG, I WASN'T THINKING ON MY 15:58:51 BLACKBERRY, AND THIS CAR CAME UP THAT WAS A HYBRID, AND I DIDN'T 15:58:54 HEAR IT. AND IT PRACTICALLY HIT ME. 15:58:57 SO MY QUESTION IS, I THINK BOTH GENERAL MOTORS AND NITSA HAVE 15:59:02 COME UP AND PROPOSED METHODS
United States House of Representatives 1000 - 1100: REAX TO BRIAN ROSS REPORT
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: Homeland Security Appropriations. Members react to the ABC News Brian Ross report on House Speaker Dennis Hastert. 10:00:19.6 the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain. chaplain coughlin: with moving faith and open hearts, we lift 10:00:29.5 our minds and thoughts in prayer to you, o god. by your grace, raise us up to be mindful of eternal truths. although you speak to us through the holy scripture and by divine inspirations, we can 10:00:45.7 all too easily be bogged down by the problems of the day and only selfish designs. help us this day to turn to you in all our necessities, with hearts fixed on your loving 10:01:00.6 concern for all your people, bless our work of public service. and place in our hearts a longing to share in your eternal glory now and forever. amen. 10:01:17.6 the speaker: thank you, chaplain. the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be offered this morning by the 10:01:33.9 gentleman from alabama, mr. bonner. mr. bonner: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker: the chair will 10:01:52.4 receive a message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: mr. secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has agreed to h.con.res. 357 supporting the goals and ideals of national sift stick 10:02:09.2 fibrosis -- cystic fibrosis awareness month. the speaker: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? the chief deputy whip, the gentleman from virginia. 10:02:23.7 mr. cantor: thank you, mr. speaker. he i request unanimous consent -- i request unanimous consent consent -- the speaker: without objection. mr. cantor: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise in support of you. this june you'll become the longest serving republican 10:02:39.3 speaker in history. your leadership has guided our nation through times of great tragedy and great joy. you have led our country with a selfless dedication to our founding fathers' beliefs in the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. 10:02:54.2 our country, this congress, our party owes you a great debt, and i wanted to rise today to thank you for your service. during this time you're being maligned through irresponsible leaks by an unaccountable bureaucrat. thank you for always remaybing above the fray -- remaining 10:03:13.6 above the fray. and i yield back. the speaker: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? without objection. mr. blumenauer: congratulations, mr. speaker. 10:03:29.3 the speaker: thank you. mr. blumenauer: mr. speaker, amidst the debate nationally about the tracking of calls of millions of americans, questions about bureaucratic leaks here on capitol hill, and evidence that we're awash in information, the FBI 10:03:46.9 approached an employee in portland city hall last week to solicit somebody to spy on activities there. mr. speaker, the FBI has had a long and shameful history of spying on american citizens, 10:04:01.7 information that director j. edgar hoover used literally to blackmail people in government and treated martin luther king shamefully. if prompted, some of my conservative friends to call for ripping his name off the FBI headquarters. 10:04:18.3 it's time for the FBI to get its priorities straight. remember, this is the institution that couldn't deal with information before 9/11 about potential airplane hijackers. if evidence of wrongdoing is in 10:04:34.9 place, jump on it, but don't establish a spy network trolling for information. let's keep the FBI on its important work, the american public deserves it. the speaker pro tempore: for 10:04:46.0 what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? the gentleman is recognized. mr. foley: let me associate myself with the words the gentleman from virginia, mr. cantor, said in strong support of our team leader, coach hastert, speaker hastert, a 10:05:02.5 decent, honorable man who has led this chamber in an incredibly fair and responsible manner. shame on those false reports. let me also alert our colleagues today it is national 10:05:22.3 missing kids day. every day, 2,000 children go missing. even though many are returned home safely, many are still unaccounted for. sexual predators roam free, 10:05:35.0 foisting their sickness on the most vulnerable. despite our success in recent years tracking down our missing kids, much more needs to be done. if you watched recent episodes of "dateline" or "america's 10:05:52.6 most wanted," online predators have a pervasive and sickening impact on our children. there are over 5,000 registered sex offenders in this country and 150,000 of them go without any kind of checking in or any 10:06:09.0 kind of tracking. we track library books better than our sexual predators. we have to stop playing russian roulette with our children's lives. the speaker pro tempore: for 10:06:21.1 what purpose does the gentlelady from california rise? ms. sanchez: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. sanchez: madam speaker, today this house will consider the homeland security's appropriation bill, a bill i support for funding the safety 10:06:37.7 of our communities and the security of our country. while i'm proud this congress is putting real dollars behind homeland security preparedness programs, it is not enough for us to simply write a check. we must play a more active 10:06:52.9 role. we must engage, discuss, and oversee how that check is being spent. to that end, i am working on legislation to authorize in law within the department the programs most needed back home, 10:07:09.3 the grants for all hazards emergency planning, supplies needed to carry out those plans, medical and search and rescue support, and anti-terrorism and ush bab area security -- urban area security grants. these grant programs deserve 10:07:24.2 our careful attention, not just simply a brief line in our budget. we all agree that we need to refocus on all hazards emergency preparedness. i look forward to working with my colleagues to authorize these programs so that our 10:07:41.6 first responders can depend on us. thank you, and i yield back, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:07:54.2 gentleman is recognized. mr. bonner: madam speaker, as a journalism student at the university of alabama in the early 1970's and late 1980's, i was a member of sigma delta ki. it is the gold standard upon which the journalism industry is based. its mission statement 10:08:11.2 encourages excellence among journalism in the need to stimulate high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism. sadly, madam speaker, ABC NEWS both last night and again this morning is guilty of throwing high standards and ethical behavior out the window. 10:08:26.4 their report that our speaker, denny hastert of illinois, is being investigated by the justice department lacks one essential element to a good news story -- the facts. even after the justice department issued a 10-word statement that said speaker 10:08:42.3 hastert is not under investigation by the justice department, abc refuses to retract this story. instead, they cite an unnamed source in the justice department as the only evidence they need to throw trash into the mainstream. 10:08:58.1 freedom of the press is a precious liberty. it should never be taken for granted, nor, my friends, should it be trampled on by people who stand behind this ideal instead of standing on the bedrock principle of getting the facts right and reporting the truth. 10:09:13.0 the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? mr. kucinich: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. kucinich: in the book of genesis, esau, hungry and believing he was about to die, 10:09:29.0 sold his birthright to jacob 10:09:31.1 for a pot of red stew. the ann ann is the birth -- the arctic national wildlife refuge is the birthright of the given tribe are a natural beauty. are we, like esau, about to 10:09:46.4 sell our birthright to corporations for a mess of oily pottage. are we about to despoil our natural heritage in search of liquid fool's gold? it is time for new thinking. instead of the oil companies taking over anwr for drilling, we ought to be taking over the 10:10:01.8 oil companies. they've gouged the american people, they control our politics, they've ignored the growing global and environmental crisis. they've defeated alternative enterings. the lust for oil has put us on 10:10:16.9 a path for war. it's time for new thinking. we should be talking about a windfall profits tax, breaking up the oil monopolies, or even taking over the oil companies not sacrificing anwr. esau thought his birthright didn't mean much. 10:10:31.8 will we like him come to believe we can't control our own resources, our own environment, our own nation? the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska rise? mr. terry: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. 10:10:46.9 the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. terry: i rise in support of our speaker, denny hastert, a gentleman who i wholeheartedly understand and believe, he's one of the most ethical standup people i've ever met in my life. most of us know that around here, and that's why a story about him being investigated is so unbelievable that it should 10:11:05.4 not run. now, in washington, when the speaker has criticized an action of the justice department on a constitutional ground, i guess we shouldn't be surprised that there is retaliation from those that 10:11:20.2 have been criticized, but let's realize what that is, retaliation. now, what frustrates me even more or frightens me even more than retaliation by an executive agency like this is the fact that a news station so desirous of bringing down 10:11:41.2 washington, d.c. and the representatives here would run a false story about an investigation on the speaker when the justice department said there is no investigation. this noncredible journalism i 10:11:55.5 think degrades freedom of speech and the reputation of journalists. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: to address the house for five minutes and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:12:08.2 gentlelady is recognized. ms. jackson lee: thank you, madam speaker. first, madam speaker, i'd like to take just a moment to acknowledge the passing of senator lloyd bentzon, the former -- bentson, the former vice-presidential secretary and 10:12:23.9 a former secretary of the treasury and a dear beloved friend to this institution. to his wife and his family, i offer my deepest reflection to his leadership, his service to this country as a world war ii veteran. we will always remember him and for a moment, i will be silent. in keeping with the spirit of 10:12:43.5 acknowledging our veterans, i rise today to express an enormous concern as we honor those fallen in battle, yet we must remember those who are here, injured, harmed, traumatized by wars like vietnam, iraq, and others. it is shameful that we have 10:12:59.9 found that in this body, we have depleted the tricare system and, for one, we have forgotten the military families and we are constantly taking moneys away from the veterans hospitals and the veterans health care, and i guess the ultimate concern as i go home 10:13:15.2 to interact with my community and my veterans is the stealing of records of our veterans, the identity theft that has put them in such jeopardy. my office will be open to any veteran who has a concern, and we will be standing with the 10:13:30.9 families to protect that identity and that identity theft. it will be investigated. shame, shame, shame. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: request permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:13:44.5 gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: madam speaker, we've seen the protests of illegals who have colonized our nation, parading through our streets trying to intimidate america. but they are not alone. their shouts and demands are being met by a silent revolution. 10:13:59.8 countless native americans are asking to be heard as well. their voice is heard across this land. earnest fickner writes my heart goes out to the people who look north for a chance at life and liberty but this problem sits squarely in the lap of vicente fox and his corrupt government. 10:14:16.6 we're a nation of laws and institutions. if they're not enforced we're left with anarchy and open blords. if america does the hard work now, the borders and the integrity of this country will never again be subject to attack, not only from without 10:14:30.1 but from win. madam speaker, we're a nation of american citizens, not illegal invaders, not lawbreakers, not tax dodgers, not transents. this land is our land. this land is not vicente fox's land. the last thing we need is amnesty anarchy. 10:14:45.7 that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. johnson: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. johnson: thank you, madam speaker. we've talked about the culture of corruption here, and it is very interesting that the way i 10:15:03.8 see the culture of corruption is what we do right here on this floor. today's seniors are paying the price for a prescription drug plan that does not have their best interest in mind. rather it's a plan that was 10:15:21.0 created to actually help the special interest. why couldn't we have a plan in medicare? why? because that's not the -- not what the insurance companies 10:15:36.4 want in the law. they helped to write the bill and now the persons who work with them are representing them. so since the time of the law passage, three of the main republican negotiators are making very large sums of money. mr. speaker, the american people 10:15:52.1 don't like what they see here. they see a republican majority that is too close to the special interest and they want washington to work for the people and work for you again. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for 10:16:07.2 what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. shimkus: thank you. yellow journalism, all words i used to teach in u.s. history class. 10:16:22.0 i have never been a vocal critic of the state of the national broadcast media but ABC NEWS has caused me to reconsider. the two-source rule for accusation has been lost on many of the national media. now when speaker hastert is nearing an historic landmark, he is maligned. 10:16:38.2 on may 31, speaker hastert will become the longest serving republican speaker in the history of the house of representatives. you get this by being fair, honest, open, and hard-working. mr. speaker, i am honored to serve with you. i yield back. 10:16:56.1 the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? mr. emanuel: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. emanuel: madam speaker, this may sound strange come interesting a democrat, but i'm here to applaud the "wall street journal" for its work in uncovering a major corporate 10:17:09.5 scandal. after enron and worldcom, we enacted the sarbanes-oxley to usher in a new era of corporate responsibility. now a new scandal is brewing, this time involving the back dating of stock options. when a company back dates stock options, it deliberately moves 10:17:25.4 option grants back to dates when the stock price was lower, ensuring the option also make money for executives while hiding its real cost from shareholders and the i.r.s. it is free and cheap money for the c.e.o., and securities fraud for everyone else. 10:17:40.3 plain and simple. so far united health care appears to be the biggest perpetrator but the problem now is spending to 15 other public companies under investigation at this point. mr. speaker, the american people don't deserve another enron or world come. they deserve an era of 10:17:56.3 corporate responsibility that they were promised from this institution. as the s.e.c. and the justice department pursue these case, i hope they will take swift and decisive action to punish those involved and restore investor confidence in our markets. i yield back the balance of my time. 10:18:10.9 the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia rise? mr. gingrey: to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman veck. mr. gingrey: madam speaker, i also rise today in support of the principal leadership of the speaker of the house, mr. dennis hastert. as we all know denny is a former high school wrestling 10:18:26.9 coach and he brings those same values of teamwork and fair play to his work here in congress. it's often said to be a good leader one must first be a good listener. and denny's door is always opened to every member. under his leadership this house has passed scores of legislation, benefited american 10:18:42.6 families, children, seniors, taxpayers. we have achieved historic tax reform, a prescription drug benefit for our seniors, and legislation to secure our borders and prepare our military. madam speaker, last night's news report attempt to cast a shadow on mr. hastert despite 10:18:58.5 the fact that the justice department has categorically refuted ABC NEWS claims about the speaker, this is a case of sensationalism over reporting and it should not continue. madam speaker, i know this congress will continue to focus on passing good legislation for the american people and not 10:19:15.4 resort to mud racking and partisan attacks. i know all my colleagues in this chamber join me in thanking speaker hastert for his leadership. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota rise? 10:19:29.1 mr. pomeroy: i rise to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pomeroy: madam speaker, rural america's anxiously awaiting the deliberations taking place regarding the relief for those who experienced 2005 crop failure. farmers across the country have just completed the most 10:19:45.6 expensive spring planting in the history of u.s. agriculture. and for those carrying the debt from last year due to disaster losses in reaping their crop, it's pushed them to the brink of bankruptcy. the senate has committed on a bipartisan basis meaningful 10:20:02.2 disaster assistance when the house appropriations committee voted it down on a party-line vote with republicans opposing. now in conference committee we have learned that house republicans are doing their dead level best to strip this assistance our farmers need so 10:20:17.4 badly out of the legislation. farmers of this country need to know if disaster assistance efforts fall support, it was the majority, the house republicans that stood in the way and prevented us from getting the disaster assistance they so desperately need. 10:20:33.2 i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida rise? ms. ros-lehtinen: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: i rise in strong support of our speaker, dennis hastert, who will soon become the longest serving 10:20:48.6 republican speaker in our nation's history. speaker hastert guides this house in a bipartisan, fair manner. he is a patient listener who works toward compromise in an enhanded manner. in these days of rancor and bitterness, speaker hastert tries to bring balance and 10:21:04.3 civility into this tumultuous legislative process. it is irresponsible for media outlets to malign anyone with negative information from unnamed and uncrop brown-waited sources. speaker hastert and everyone else who might be attacked 10:21:19.1 deserves to have incorrect information corrected for the record. our speaker has not been a republican or democrat presiding officer. he has been the presiding officer for the whole house. a man who takes his oath seriously. 10:21:33.0 we place our trust in speaker hastert and he has not let us down. he is our coach. congratulations, speaker hastert, for this historic milestone. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? mr. inslee: to address the house for one minute. 10:21:48.5 the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. inslee: madam speaker, my oldest son, jack, is a carpenter. and one of the reasons i'm so proud of him is he's such a hard worker. it doesn't matter how hard it's raining in seattle, he's swinging the hammer. and that's one reason we should not respect the current 10:22:04.4 pathetic management people of the republican party who is on terms to make -- on a course to make this congress the least productive congress in american history. for one reason because we don't do any work. of the five months we have been here, we are on track to work 10:22:21.1 about 38 days. now, if you have an employee out of five months does 38 days of work, what do you think you ought to do? unemployment, a pink slip for the folks who are not running this congress. in truman's time we had the do-nothing congress. 10:22:37.0 this is a do less than nothing congress. if you want to know why there is no progress on iraq, why there is no progress on energy, why there's no progress on helping the folks of katrina is because the people here in this management stay home and don't do any work. it's time to start swinging a 10:22:53.0 hammer. and to do that it's time to get new management in this house and get congress working for the american people again. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina rise? mr. mchenry: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mchenry: cox news service reported that the mexican 10:23:09.0 government threatened to file lawsuits against the united states if the national guard troops detain aliens at the border. trying to cross illegally into this contry. mexico's liberals, called president bush's decision unjustified, unarkansas acceptable. 10:23:23.1 and -- unacceptable, and applies a serious aggression towards a sovereign nation. that's because we are defending our borders. let's talk about mexico. foreign born mexicans can't even hold office in either house of their congress. they are also banned from state legislatures. 10:23:40.4 the supreme court and all governorships. we don't do that here in america. we allow immigrants to participate in the process. in fact, they are even encouraging a ban on firefighters, police, and judges from being in office. it's amazing to me what mexico 10:24:01.2 is doing. mr. speaker, we are a nation that respects immigrants and embraces them. unlike mexico. and i just ask their respect of their immigrants as well. i yield back. 10:24:15.0 the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california rise? ms. solis: request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. solis: thank you, madam speaker. to all those that are going to be celebrating memorial weekend, my special condolences to the families and the 10:24:29.2 soldiers that have given their lives so bravely and courageously. in fact, in my district in los angeles, 11 soldiers were killed. the first soldier being francisco flores who was a green card soldier. he was not a fully fledged citizen. 10:24:44.4 he honored us by fighting for us and defending our freedom in iraq. i found out later that his parents were not here legally. but through the work of some of the members on our side of the aisle we worked very diligently to secure citizenship for those serving in our country. why could we not honor these 10:25:02.9 soldiers beforehand when they enter in and help to define who we are as a country? he was granted posthumous citizenship. when i read about that i moved quickly to see how we could assure that no other soldier who came home in a coffin or 10:25:18.7 body bag would be given just that identification on their grave. that they be granted full citizenship and their families have every right to the same securities that any other citizen has in this country. let's remember francisco floor 10:25:34.1 rest and the 10 other -- flores and the 10 other soldiers who have given their lives. most of whom were latinos, who carry their uniform and bravery with them. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? 10:25:48.0 the gentleman is recognized. mr. english: madam speaker, last night abc nightly news in the height of irresponsibility reported that the department of justice is quote-unquote, investigating speaker hastert. 10:26:04.2 that report has been denied by both parties. such a blatant falsehood comes at a time when the speakers of the house has reached out to work with our friends on the other side of the aisle to ensure that the separation of powers within the constitution is fully upheld. 10:26:21.9 it's sad to say at a time of declining and questionable journalistic standards, with an increasingly shrill and partisan ideological media, at a time when national news broadcasts seem to have more of 10:26:37.0 the flavor of entertainment than hard news, nbc news has rit written a sad new chapter in the annals of yellow journalism. i support a free press. i believe it's a fundamental institution that is central to a free society. 10:26:54.0 but ABC NEWS, madam speaker, has at a stroke reduced the credibility of our national media. mr. hastert's reputation, however, remains impeccable among those of us who have had the privilege of working with him. 10:27:09.0 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california rise? ms. watson: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. watson: once again the administration has put our nation's veterans at risk. first it was under the funding -- underfunding the veterans 10:27:28.0 administration services in fiscal year 2006, and now it is the security breach of 27 million veterans' personal information. the administration has jeopardized tens of millions of 10:27:43.9 veterans' financial futures because they have failed to implement safeguards and adequate security measures at the request of the v.a. inspector general. and this information was known for 19 days before we found it 10:28:00.0 out. madam speaker, on behalf of the 42,000 veterans that i represent, i call upon the president to act immediately to safeguard these brave veterans from identity fraud. 10:28:14.4 we must protect our veterans who have protected us. it is the right thing to do. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina rise? ms. foxx: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. 10:28:29.2 ms. foxx: madam speaker, the press has reached a new low in this country. i'm appalled that abc world news tonight ran a false story claiming our speaker of the house, who is of the utmost integrity s. under investigation by the justice 10:28:46.2 department. how convenient for them to mistakenly accuse the speaker of the massive corruption that a democrat congressman is charged with, and then use the capabilities that only the mass media possesses to deliver that lie into the living rooms of 10:29:00.3 every american. let me read to you the justice department's press release issued yesterday. here it is. before abc ran its blatantly false story, this press release did not mince words and said, 10:29:17.6 quote, speaker hastert is not under investigation by the justice department. enough said. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman 10:29:28.1 from washington rise? the gentleman is recognized. mr. larsen: i rise to celebrate howard richardson whose life has been defined by a service to his country, family, and community. and i want to congratulate mr. 10:29:43.7 christensen on receiving the first ever lifetime achievement award. my hometown of arlington, washington, has benefited from 25 years of his vision and guidance as a city council member, mayor, and city administrator. his legacy of leadership 10:29:58.7 extends beyond his public service to civic service as well. he's been active in the can wannas -- can juanas, american legion, and shriners, his years of work with the masonic lodge has inspired leaders to name the new citizen of the year the howard christensen citizenship 10:30:14.5 award. we should be so fortunate to have community members back home in our districts to represent the meaning of service and leadership. at a time when so many americans are feeling disengaged from their communities and their leaders, howard christensen stands out as a shining example of why we must continue to serve and lead 10:30:30.7 for the sake ever our country and for our communities. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois rise? mrs. biggert: i ask unanimous 10:30:47.8 consent i ask unanimous consent. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mrs. biggert: madam speaker, i want to add my name to the voice of support of our leader, denny hastert. i ask three questions, is the price of leadership democrat imagination of character, rumor, innuendo and false 10:31:05.5 leaks, is the cost of speaking the truth and upholding the constitution greater than the need for flashy headlines? the answer to all three must be no. speaker hastert is one of the finest men i've ever known. his integrity is unquestioned. let's stop the witch-hunt. let's shake the got ya 10:31:24.5 mentality. and let's put an end to the un just attacks to those who bear the heavy burden of leadership. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri rise? mr. carnahan: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my 10:31:39.1 remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. carnahan: thank you, madam speaker. with memorial day speaking if the republican-controlled house had actually done something about gas prices that continue to hover about $3 a gallon. over the past five years, we've seen gas prices double what they were when president bush took office. 10:31:54.7 american families are now spending about $1,400 more a year on transportation than they did five years ago. gas prices are taking a big bite out of american family budgets. and yet, for five years, washington republicans have chosen to pad the pockets of 10:32:11.2 big oil rather than provide real relief to consumers or sufficient resources for alternative energy. last year they signed an energy bill into law that was nothing more than a $20 billion gift to big oil. it's little wonder that big oil continues to reap record 10:32:26.9 profits, including nearly $30 billion for the six largest oil companies in the first quarter of this year alone. house republicans are unwilling to provide real relief to american consumers because their cozy -- of their cozy relationship with big oil. despite what republicans claim 10:32:41.7 this week, drilling in anwr is not a solution to our energy crisis. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? mr. weller: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. weller: good morning, ladies and gentlemen, madam speaker. 10:32:56.8 i come to the floor to congratulate the speaker of the house. you know, i've known denny hastert since the late 1970's and i remember denny hastert as a high school wrestling coach, history teacher, yorkville foxes would come down to dwight high school and beat us pretty 10:33:13.3 much every year under the leadership of coach hastert. when i met denny hastert, he was a public school teacher interested in public service, thinking about running for the state legislature, volunteering in a campaign. today he is speaker of the house. one thing i've always known about denny hastert, he's 10:33:29.2 respected as a listener, he's a solid leader, a man of integrity, but i want to congratulate the speaker because this coming week, denny hastert will become the longest serving republican speaker of the house of representatives in the history of the united states congress. 10:33:44.1 it's my understanding he will also be the third longest speaker, third longest serving speaker in the history of the united states. as a member of the illinois delegation, i extend my warm congratulations to dennis hastert whose been a great speaker of the house, a man of 10:34:00.4 tremendous integrity, and i absolute him for his leadership to the house of representatives -- i salute him for his leadership to the house of representatives and to this nation. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to 10:34:16.5 address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pascrell: thank you, madam speaker. last week, we did -- a tax 10:39:24.9 to the american people for their assault upon the speaker of the house. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? mr. mcdermott: i ask unanimous consent to address the house 10:39:41.3 for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcdermott: and to revise and extend my remarks. madam speaker, to follow on the words of mr. frank from massachusetts, i would like to say that we all know that a good offense is the best 10:39:57.9 defense. that's true in any sport whether it's wrestling or football or basketball. but i would remind the speaker and my colleagues of the words of christ. in matthew 7:3, he says, why behold us thou the motor that 10:40:17.5 is in thy brother -- the moat that is in thy brother's eye. thou thy hypocrite first cast out the beam of thine own eye and then thou shalt see clearly 10:40:29.7 to cast out the moat in thy brother's eye. we have a very unbalanced set of perceptions in this house. if it goes favorably toward us, we think it's wonderful and we proclaim it. but if it happens to be 10:40:46.3 unpleasant to us, suddenly we can't seem to find enough words to castigate it. this is a house in which the people expect us to be just and evenhanded. 10:41:00.2 that's what they expect from us, that's what they should get. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? mr. udall: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. 10:41:16.0 mr. udall: thank you, madam speaker. today with my colleague and friend, representative joe schwarz of michigan, i'll introduce a bipartisan resolution that can be the basis for consensus about future military involvement in iraq. our resolution recognizes progress in iraq including the establishment of a national unity government last week. 10:41:33.4 but it also recognizes the need for more progress. in particular, it urges the bush administration to tell the new iraqi government that they must seize this opportunity to complete the formation of their new government and agree to modifications in their own 10:41:49.7 constitution. we need to let the iraqi government know this is no time for complacency. iraqi leaders must seize this opportunity to complete the political process which could build trust and legitimacy in the new government and reduce insurgent-led violence and 10:42:07.1 sectarian strife. only the iraqis can unify their country and achieve a lasting peace. our resolution makes it clear to both the people of iraq and the american people -- the presence of u.s. military forces is linked to iraqi political achievements and the 10:42:22.9 deadlines the iraqis have set for themselves in their constitution need to be met. i urge the support of my colleagues for this important bipartisan resolution. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois rise? >> madam speaker, i ask 10:42:39.1 unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. bean: sadly, we've all become familiar with the media reports of online child pret torres trolling for kids on internet networking sites, like 10:42:55.9 myspace, unsuspecting americans having their lives hijacked by identity thieves and scams which swindle millions of americans from their hard earns million. while our families want to access the tremendous resources available on the internet, they now know there are significant 10:43:11.1 dangers lurking there. unfortunately, most americans don't know where to turn to for help. in fact a google search on the internet on safety returns over five million hits. to assist our families and their efforts to protect themselves, i've introduced h.r. 4982, the safer net act. 10:43:28.6 this bipartisan effort would do three things. first, it would streamline existing federal resources to coordinate and promote best practices for safe surfing. second, the safer net act would launch a national public 10:43:41.7 awareness campaign to alert americans to online threats and how they can protect their loved ones. finally, this legislation would authorize federal grants to support efforts to promote internet safety, conducted by our schools, businesses, local law enforcement agencies, and nonprofit organizations. 10:43:56.7 madam speaker, we have the resources in place. we just need to use them better. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 4982. thank you. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following enrolled bill. the clerk: h.r. 5037, an act to 10:44:15.9 amend titles 38 and 18 united states code to prohibit certain demonstrations at cemeteries 10:44:23.6 under the control of the national cemetery administration and at arlington national cemetery and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york rise? mrs. maloney: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:44:38.6 gentlelady is recognized. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, the administration continues to mislead the american people about the economy. they boast about how fast wages are growing while ignoring the devastating impact on the real purchasing power of those wages. 10:44:54.5 from higher gasoline prices and other increases in the cost of living. treasury secretary snow was befuddled at a hearing before the financial services committee when the ranking member, barney frank, asked him 10:45:10.3 whether the data he cited on wages had taken inflation into account. it turns out they had not and his statistics were meaningless. the fact is real wages have stagnated for the last three 10:45:25.9 years. and this administration's policies are not working to benefit ordinary working americans. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? the gentleman from oregon. mr. defazio: very quick one minute. 10:45:42.3 the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman veck. mr. defazio: another real problem confronting america. another symbolic gesture by the republican leadership. the 13th house vote on opening the alaska national wildlife refuge to drilling. real action would require taking on the price gouging, 10:45:59.5 collusion, and market manipulation of big oil. rein in the speculation and the commodities market. save 25 cents a gallon. impose a windfall profits tax, make them reopen or build new refining capacity, 70 cents a 10:46:14.5 cal. take on the opec cartel. no, they are not going to take on big oil and protect american families reacting with shock and awe to costs at the pump because it might slow the gusher. the gusher of campaign contributions flowing into the 10:46:29.9 republican coffers. so families across america will pay 50 bucks to take up this weekend and the republicans will pretend they care. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from connecticut rise? ms. delauro: i ask unanimous 10:46:47.5 consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. delauro: madam speaker, the house of representatives lost a giant this week. robert n. giamo was a profound figure in this body. someone who represented the values, the dreams, and aspirations of the people he 10:47:03.2 represented. for 11 terms he served the third district of connecticut that i am now honored to represent. as a fellow child of italian immigrants from north haven, connecticut, he did so with 10:47:18.9 distinction, with honor, and with special purpose. during his 22 years in the congress, 1959 to 1980, his contributions were as momentous as they were numerous. serving during a time of great upheaval in this country, it 10:47:36.0 was bob who led the first successful ever effort to end funds for the fighting in southeast asia. he co-sponsored legislation that led to the creation of the national endowment for the arts and humanities. unleashing the creative potential of millions of 10:47:49.5 americans. and when the congress decided that it was time to get control of the federal budget process, it chose bob to chair that committee which he did with integrity for four years. bob's priority was always making sure that the work that we did in the congress, the 10:48:06.7 programs, and the funding impacted those who needed it most. madam speaker, the legacy of congressman robert giamo lives on today in his former staff, some of whom went on to serve in connecticut's state legislature. it lives on in the people he 10:48:21.2 served in our district from whom he made opportunity real. it lives on in his successors and the work that i do in the congress. our thoughts and our prayers are with his family, his daughter, and his wife. bob was an inspiration to so 10:48:39.5 many and we will miss him. just very, very briefly, i can recall being 8 years old where the then bob giamo went to visit my parents. he said he was running for the united states congress and 10:48:53.5 would they support his effort? as they were involved in politics as well. they did support that effort. he won the race. i have in my possession, in my family's possession a letter saying thank you to louise and ted for their help in getting 10:49:12.3 him elected. he reach enormous heights yet he never forgot where he came from. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska rise? 10:49:24.1 the gentleman is recognized. mr. osborne: to address the house for one minute. thank you, madam speaker. i rise to address the house for one minute regarding denny hastert. the speaker of the house. 10:49:38.3 as many people have are previously observed, the speaker is not under any investigation at the present time. i have been part of a group that meets with denny on a weekly basis for the last two years. and have found this person to 10:49:53.7 be a person of unimpeachable character. he's one that you can take his word to the bank. and so if there's any women of the house who does not -- any member of the house who does not deserve this it would be 10:50:09.4 denny hastert. sometimes we are all painted with a broad president bush here and i'm sorry that denny has been painted in such a way. and so i wanted to come to the house floor today to register my support, my regard for the speaker, and the fact that it's 10:50:27.3 very unfortunate that someone of his character would be attacked in this way. and i'm sure this applies to others on both sides of the aisle. and so with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for 10:50:42.8 what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. payne: thank you, mr. speaker. as we approach memorial day, many of my constituents face the same dilemma as other americans around the country. 10:50:59.4 with gas prices out of control, many can hardly afford to drive to work let alone to drive on a vacation in their cars. over the -- for five years now house republicans have refused to offer a real solution to the rising gas prices. 10:51:15.8 choosing insend to rubber stamp cheney's energy task force meetings that boosted the profits of big oil while hurting working americans. the only plan that republicans are offering consumers this memorial day is to allow drilling in the national 10:51:31.9 wildlife refuge in alaska. a temporary solution which would damage the natural treasure while providing no long-term supply of oil. this makes no sense from a practical or environmental standpoint. democrats have a better plan. we have an innovative agenda 10:51:47.9 that would help our nation achieve energy independence within 10 years through clean, sustainable, energy alternatives. we will provide tax incentives to encourage increased production of home-grown fuels. mr. speaker, let's protect the 10:52:04.9 american consumers so that they can once again afford to drive to work and vacation was their families. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. putnam: madam speaker, i am 10:52:20.1 pleased to follow my good friend, coach osborne, to also address the malignment of our speaker of this great house. no one cares more about the institution of this house than denny hastert. no one believes in the 10:52:35.2 integrity of this house more than denny hastert. no member is aware of the need for us to be worthy of the respect and dignity that voters place in us when they elect us to serve in this house. and i want to reiterate that the department of justice for 10:52:52.3 the second time has affirmed that there is no investigation into the speaker of this house. and i quote from their release. from deputy attorney general paul mcnulty, with regard to reports suggesting that the speaker of the house is under 10:53:08.2 investigation or "in the mix" as stated by ABC NEWS, i reconfirm as stated by the department earlier this evening that these reports are untrue. two separate statements now from the department of justice exonerating the speaker. 10:53:25.1 saying that he is not under investigation and yet ABC NEWS continues to malign his good name and his reputation. stand behind the speaker of the house. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? 10:53:40.7 >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. engel: we have all seen the polls. we know americans are unhappy by what they have seen here in washington. they are looking for real leadership on the important issues of the day. and where's the leadership from 10:53:55.6 this republican congress? madam speaker, the republicans control the house. where are their new ideas to help reduce gas prices at the bump? where are the new ideas to help seniors with the new prescription drug disaster plan? where are the new ideas to help college students afford better 10:54:12.0 college? where are the ideas to help everyday americans struggling to make ends meet or give the americans without health coverage health coverage? 10:54:22.7 where is the news to reduce the deficit which occurred on their watch? madam speaker, democrats have new ideas and are ready to lead this house. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? 10:54:36.8 mr. pallone: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pallone: madam speaker, a group of house republicans last week seriously undermined our nation's ability to fight the war on terror when they objected to more than $500 million in funding that directly affects our veterans 10:54:51.7 and our soldiers in combat. these were all funds the president said were necessary to properly fund military construction projects and our veteran services. yet the house republican leadership allowed these funds to be stripped from the bill by not properly funding these programs in the budget they 10:55:08.1 passed last week. this small group of house republicans would not have been able to act against our troops and our veterans if the republican leadership had been honest about their real funding needs in their budget. house republicans want americans to believe that they can continue to provide $40,000 tax breaks every year to 10:55:27.2 millionaires without negatively impacting critical federal obligations. as memorial day approaches this weekend, house republicans need to decide whether they want to continue to stick with the wealthiest few, or if they want to level with the american people about our true financial commitment to our military and 10:55:43.9 our veterans, it's time they choose. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah rise? mr. bishop: madam speaker, by 10:56:00.1 direction of the committee on rules i call up house resolution 835, and did for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 184, house resolution 835. 10:56:13.8 resolved that upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the house the bill h.r. 5429, to direct the secretary of the interior to establish and implement a competitive oil and gas leasing 10:56:30.9 program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the coastal plain of alaska, and for other purposes. the bill shall be considered as read. 10:56:45.7 the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill to final passage without intervening motion except one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the committee on re-- ranking minority member of the committee on resources. 10:57:01.2 and two, one motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah is recognized for one hour. mr. bishop: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, for the purpose of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. hastings, pending which i yield 10:57:16.9 myself such time as i may consume. during consideration of this resolution, all time yielded is for the purpose of debate only. house resolution 835 provides for a closed rule with one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority 10:57:32.4 member of the committee on resources. waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. and provides for one motion to recommit. this rule allows this body to once again consider important legislation which is a key component of moving our nation further along towards greater energy independence. 10:57:48.4 h.r. 5429, the american made energy and good jobs act, is appropriately titled. it highlights the fact the united states has within its borders vast untapped natural energy resources which have been locked away largely because of surreal political rhetoric battles not based on 10:58:04.9 reality. it highlights the fact that developing this energy would provide many new jobs to our national economy, support our existing domestic economy. we drive. we use plastics. our agriculture uses fertilizer. 10:58:19.5 90% of our food is trucked to us. this is indeed talking about our economic health. i know in the rhetoric that will take place there may be some emotional consideration that will happen. but i think also in the rhetoric we will find several facts that will emerge. fact number one is there is oil in this area. 10:58:36.5 the u.s. geological survey, our own researchers, has stated with the probability that is higher than any of the pollsters we'll be using our campaigns will say, that there is a minimum of 4.2 billion barrels of oil up here and a mean factor of eight billion barrels of oil. 10:58:51.7 they have clearly stated this is the largest john shore source of -- onshore source of petroleum we have in the united states. if this were the only source of energy we were using, my good friend mr. hastings' state could go 29 years just with 10:59:08.2 this source. my state uses far less air conditioning, we could go 218 years from this source. a second fact that will come through. the purpose of this land is for oil exploration. 10:59:23.0 there was a campaign trying to discredit drilling in this area. they showed pictures of mountains, lakes, meadows. it was a good pr campaign. it would have been a perfect pr campaign if it was true. if they were actually using pictures of this area. as second norton said in a 10:59:38.6 congressional committee march of 2003, this is coastal plain. it's called coastal plain because it's a plain. there are no mountains. there is no deep water lakes. there are no trout streams. the only trout you'll find in this area is frozen. when jimmy carter and the 10:59:56.0 democrat-control legislature congress at the time created the alaska national wildlife refuge, an area the size of south carolina, they also created the section known as 1002, that's not anwr. in that area, where 10% --
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5540 2020 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION CHARLOTTE NC RNC CLEAN POOL 08252020 210000 2020 *** THIS FEED CUTS OUT AT 22:02:55 *** Norma Urrabazo, of the International Church of Las Vegas, opened the evening with a prayer in which she prayed for Jacob Blake and his family. This appears to be the first mention of Jacob Blake at the RNC. 203243 Myron Lizner Speaking from the rock spires of Shiprock in New Mexico, Myron Lizner, the vice president of the Navajo Nation, delivered the first remarks of the night in which he paid homage to his and the nation's Native American heritage, while also citing that his ancestors "have not been as successful as the rest of America." "Our First Nations people are the Host People of the land. We are still here. Our Creator placed us here and knew that for such a time as this, we would have an opportunity for An Appeal to Heaven. You see our People have never been invited into the American Dream. For years weâ?Tve fought congressional battles with past congressmen and senators that were part of a broken system that ignored us. That is, until President Trump took office," Lizner said. 203656 Lizner said the president "always made it a priority to repair the relationship with our federal family" (8:37pm) and cited the CARES Act funding as a "great start in alleviating the devastating effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted on our Indian tribes." As a supporter of the Supreme Court appointment of Justice Gorsuch, Lizner reiterated his support tonight before welcoming the President to visit Native American land. "President Trump also strengthened the Supreme Court by nominating strong conservative judges like Neil Gorsuch, who supports Native American rights," he said. 203806 Jon Ponder and Rich Beasley Jon Ponder, a bank robber who we now know was fully pardoned by President Trump, was featured in a video with the FBI agent who arrested him, Rich Beasley. The pair appeared in a subsequent segment in which the President issued the pardon. "I had allowed animosity to grow inside of me, making me believe that they were my enemy. But today, Iâ?Tm filled with hope. I have been given a second chance. My transformation began in a prison cell. I gave my life to Jesus. First person to help me was actually the FBI agent who arrested me, Rich Beasley. He is now a dear friend. My hope for America is that all people regardless of race, color, class or background will take advantage of the fact that we live in a nation of second chances," Ponder said. "It may be hard to believe that, as a retired FBI agent, one of my best friends is a person I arrested for bank robbery," Beasley added. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Senator Rand Paul, a former political and GOP primary opponent of President Trump, opened his remarks with an anecdote about how Donald Trump offered resources for a mission trip to Guatemala and Haiti. "I was planning a medical mission to Guatemala to perform charity eye surgeries. We needed money to fund the trip. Donald Trump offered to help, and immediately came through for us and for those kids. 204927 Not only did he support my medical mission to Guatemala but he also contributed to another mission trip to Haiti a year later. We performed hundreds of surgeries in both countries. Nothing is more beautiful to me in this world than removing the bandages from a personâ?Ts eyes, and watching them as they see their loved ones again. Donald Trump helped me make that happen. A few years later, we were opponents, both running for President. We all know how that turned out. 204957 Iâ?Tm proud of the job Donald Trump has done as President," Paul said. Paul then outlined various differences between President Trump and his Democratic foe Joe Biden, with a stark allegation that Biden would engage the country in international conflicts. "Joe Biden voted for the Iraq War, which President Trump has long called the worst geopolitical mistake of our generation. 205221 I fear Biden will choose war again. He supported war in Serbia, Syria, and Libya. Joe Biden will continue to spill our blood and treasure. President Trump will bring our heroes home. If you hate war like I hate warâ?¦if you want us to quit sending $50 billion to Afghanistan for luxury hotels and natural gas to stationsâ?¦you need to support President Trump for another term!" he said. Jason Joyce, 8th generation fisherman & Cris Peterson, a Wisconsin dairy farmer The business portion of tonight's events included another reference to the nation's seafood industry -- last week's Rhode Island calamari, is this week's celebration of the Maine lobster industry. Maine fisherman Jason Joyce said he didn't support Trump in 2016, but has since become a fan because "he has followed through on his campaign promises." "But he has followed through on his promises, including last week when he brokered a deal to end EU tariffs of 8% on Maine live lobsters and up to 20% on Maine lobster products, which is great news for Maine's lobstermen," Joyce said. Cris Peterson, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, echoed those sentiments. While Peterson praised the president, she acknowledged that business was going well until the pandemic hit. "As a businessman, President Trump understands that farming is a complicated, capital-intensive and risky business. More than any president, he has acknowledged the importance of farmers and agriculture. That support and focus on negotiating new trade deals gave us the confidence to rebuild our barn and dairy operation. Business was booming again. And business boomed right until the Covid19 shutdown in March," she said. Larry Kudlow Larry Kudlow opened his remarks with an assumption that viewers knew who he was from TV and radio before listing a slew of financial terminology to describe the economic accomplishments of the Trump Administration. Kudlow seemed to have diverted from the remarks circulated OTR by the RNC -- delivering a much shorter speech, and even saying that "a great bipartisan rescue" saved the economy: "210417 The economy was rebuilt in three years. Unemployment fell to the lowest rate of 3.5%. Blue collars, African-Americans, Hispanics, women -- all groups benefited enormously. Everyone was better off, a rising tide lifted all boats. Then, came a once in 100 year pandemic. It was awful. Health and economic impacts were tragic. Hardship and heartbreak were everywhere but presidential leadership came swiftly and effectively, with an extraordinary rescue for health and safety to successfully fight the Covid virus. 210456 A great bipartisan rescue also saved the economy. Right now, our economic health is coming back. With emergency spending and tax cuts, Americans are going back to work. There's a housing boom, there's an auto boom, a manufacturing boom, a consumer spending boom. Stocks are in record territory. A V-shaped recovery is pointing to better than 20% growth in the second half of this year." Cissie Graham Lynch The granddaughter of Billy Graham said the nation's founders "did not envision a quiet, hidden faith. They fought to ensure that voices of faith were always welcomed, not silenced. Not bullied." Graham alleged that Democrats attacked religious freedoms, that they "tried to make faith organizations pay for abortion inducing drugs"; "force adoption agencies to violate their deeply held beliefs" and "pressured schools to allow boys to compete in girls' sports and use girls' locker rooms." 211114 "Those are the facts," she said before listing the religiously-based accomplishments of President Trump, while seeming to imply that religious freedoms could be susceptible to "physical persecution" in the future. "But then We the People elected Donald Trump, people of faith suddenly had a fierce advocate in the White House. He appointed judges who respect the First Amendment. He supported religious beliefs in court. He ensured religious ministries would not be forced to violate their beliefs. He withdrew the policies that placed our little girls at risk. On the world stage, President Trump became the first president to talk about the importance of religious freedom at the United Nations, giving hope to people of faith around the world. In America, we have not yet experienced physical persecution, even though the Left has tried to silence us," Graham said. 211145 Abby Johnson, anti-abortion activist Johnson described her experience switching from working at Planned Parenthood to being an anti-abortion activist in graphic terms, while alleging that the organization operates with racist undertones: 211658 Today, almost 80% of Planned Parenthood abortions facilities are strategically located in minority neighborhoods, and every year planned parenthood celebrates its racist roots by presenting the Margaret Sanger award. Later in August, my supervisor assigned me a new quota to meet -- an abortion quota. I was expected to sell double the abortions performed the previous year. 211729 When I pushed back, underscoring Planned Parenthood's public facing goal of decreasing abortions, I was reprimanded and was told â?oabortion is how we make our money.â?? But the tipping point came a month later, when a physician asked me to assist with an ultrasound guided abortion. Nothing prepared me for what I saw on the screen -- an unborn baby fighting back, desperate to move away from the suction. 211801 And I will never forget what the doctor said next. Beam me up, Scotty. The last thing I saw was a spine twirling around in the mother's womb before succumbing to the force of the suction. Nicholas Sandmann (more context on Sandmann from Siegel on Political Unit DL at 6:53pm) The student who was depicted in a viral video in which he wore a red â?oMake America Great Againâ?? hat in front of a Native American activist, talked about how he was "defamed" by the media after the encounter. Sandmann claimed his decision to don a MAGA hat was the cause for the blowback he received from the public. 212207 "I bought a make America great again hat because our president, Donald Trump, has distinguished himself as one of the most pro-life presidents in the history of our country. And I wanted to express my support for him, too. Looking back now, how could I have possibly imagined that the simple act of putting on that red hat would unleash hate from the left and make myself the target of network and cable news networks nationwide." Sandmann's remarks continued to lash out at the "full war machine of the mainstream media" for making him a victim of cancel culture. 212410 Advancing their anti-christian, anti-conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered. And if advancing their narrative ruined the reputation and future of a teenager from Covington, Kentucky -- well, so be it. That would teach him not to wear a MAGA hat. I learned what was happening to me had a name. It was called being canceled. 212433 As in annulled, as in revoked, as in made void. â?oCanceledâ?? is what is happening to people around this country who refuse to be silenced by the far left. Many are being fired, humiliated or even threatened. 212450 And often the media is a willing participant. But I would not be canceled. I fought back hard to expose the media for what they did to me and I won a personal victory. Well, much more must be done. I look forward to the day that the media returns to providing balanced, responsible and accountable news coverage. I know president trump hopes for that, too. And I know you will agree with me when we say that no one in this country has been a victim of unfair media coverage more than president Donald Trump. Former FL AG Pam Bondi Bondi, who was on President Trump's impeachment team earlier this year, painted the Bidens as opportunists in her speech, implying that Joe Biden and his son Hunter are criminals. She then proceeded to list allegations of corruption in which had been mentioned in "numerous press reports that have shown other close Biden family members benefitted from Joe's 47-year political career." 213037 Where millions of dollars flowed from the Obama-Biden administration in taxpayer backed loans to projects linked to -- yes, that same family member. These aren't isolated incidents. It is a deliberate pattern of conduct, and that's just what he did as vice president. 213101 Imagine what he'd do as president. How many American families would be allowed to get away with this? Why should there be one standard for the elite political class and another set of rules for the rest of us? Bondi then drew a contrast to the president, saying that voters "knew he'd be different, and he is. He's a tough no nonsense outsider who can't be bought or intimidated." 213127 He won't even take a paycheck from the American people. He donates his paycheck to charities across this country. Democrats have been lecturing America about integrity for four years while their nominee has been writing the textbook on abuse of power for 40 years. If they want to make this election a choice between who's saving America and who's swindling America, bring it on. 213154 Joe says he'll build back better. Yeah, build the Bidens back better. Our president is in this to build a safer, better, and stronger America. In what appears to be a first for this convention, Bondi concluded her remarks by issuing a number that provides a resource for voters to know how to cast their ballots. 213206 And he will finish what he started, to keep this a real land of opportunity for everyone. If you want to check your voting status, secure your ballot or register to vote, text VOTE to 88022. Remember, the best is yet to come. Tiffany Trump The president's youngest daughter, a recent law school graduate, seemed to argue the case for why Americans should lean into supporting her father for a second term. Trump urged Americans to "make judgment based on results and not rhetoric" and said that people's perceptions could be "manipulated" by "media and tech giants." 213743 People must recognize that our thoughts, our opinions, and even the choice of who we are voting for may and are being manipulated and visibly coerced by the media and tech giants. If you tune into the media, you get one biased opinion or another. And what you share, if it does not fit into the narrative that they seek to promote, then it is either ignored or deemed a lie, regardless of the truth. Trump went on to question why some types of information are allegedly withheld from the public: 213812 This manipulation of what information we receive impedes our freedoms. Rather than allowing Americans the right to form our own beliefs, this misinformation system keeps people mentally enslaved to the ideas they deem correct. This has fostered unnecessary fear and decisiveness amongst us. Why are so many in media and technology, and even in our own government, so invested in promoting a biased and fabricated view? 213845 Ask yourselves, why are we prevented from seeing certain information? Why is one viewpoint promoted while others are hidden? The answer is â?ocontrol.â?? Because division and controversy breed profit. But what are the consequences when only one side of the story gets out or when only one view point is acceptable? For our education system, it means sacrificing civil debate, by creating an atmosphere where students with contrary opinions are too afraid to speak. Vice President Mike Pence Pence participated in a discussion with Americans from Abraham Lincoln's childhood cabin home in southern Indiana, while drawing an implied parallel between Lincoln and President Trump. 214730 As a fellow Hoosier, visiting Lincoln's boyhood home has always been a treasured experience for me and my family. It's a place that made Lincoln. It shaped Lincoln, and defined the man that Lincoln would become. America is the land of opportunity. As President Donald Trump declared at Mount Rushmore, â?oin America you can do anything. You can be anything and together, we can achieve anything.â?? 214800 Every day, President Donald Trump is fighting to protect the promise of American liberty. Everyday our president's been fighting to expand the reach of the American dream. And on every single day, without fail, President Donald Trump has been fighting for you. So tonight, I'd like to introduce you to a few remarkable Americans who represent that solemn pledge, who embody our president's unbreakable devotion to ensuring that America is a land of unlimited opportunity for all. The conversation spanned praise for the Right to Try Act, racial division, economic policy, and the PPP loan program. Pence closed the segment with another comparison between President Trump and President Lincoln. Here at Abram Lincoln's boyhood home, a young man would grow up to become the first Republican president of the United States. And today, another Republican president is fighting to preserve that same noble legacy of freedom. And president Donald Trump will make certain that the torch of American opportunity illuminates every city, every town and every community in this blessed land Fl Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez The second Floridian to speak tonight, Nuñez discussed her Cuban immigrant family background while equating the "radical left" to communism in Cuba. 220016 Chaos spread quickly when Castro took control of Cuba. The government confiscated private property -- stealing people's homes, farms and businesses. For my parents, the difficult decision to flee Communist Cuba came when the Castro regime abolished religious freedom. Fellow Americans, the fabric of our nation is in peril. 220042 Daily, the radical Left systematically chisels away at the freedoms we cherish. They pedal dangerous ideologies, cower to global progressives and normalize socialism to dismantle our constitution. Let me assure you, socialism doesnâ?Tt offer opportunity. Socialism deprives. Like her fellow Floridian, Pam Bondi, Nuñez also mentioned the voting resource number viewers could text. Eric Trump President Trump's son delivered an impassioned speech praising his father and reminding viewers of his unexpected win four years ago. 221557 My father ran not because he needed the job, but because that he knew hard working people across this great country were being left behind. The media mocked these patriots in the fly over states in which they lived. They ignored the trump flags. They ignored the millions of Maga banners and barns painted in red, white and blue. The silent majority had no one fighting for them in either party. Their so-called leaders were bowing to China, bribing Iran and spending more time worrying about how they would be received by the elites in Paris than how Americans would provide for their families in Pittsburgh. 221633 Our family lost friends but it only pushed us to fight harder. Trump also painted a dark assessment of what he claimed would happen if Joe Biden won the presidency. 221915 Joe Biden has pledged to raise your taxes by 4 trillion dollars. 82% of Americans will see their taxes go up significantly. Biden has pledged to stop border wall construction and give amnesty and healthcare to all illegal immigrants. Biden has pledged to defund the police, and take away your cherished second amendment. My father on the other hand delivered the largest tax cuts in American history, knows if you do not have a border, you do not have a country and we will always support law enforcement and your right to keep and bear arms. Daniel Cameron The self-described 34-year-old and first African-American attorney general in Kentucky history, delivered remarks that challenged Joe Biden's comments in a radio interview earlier this year in which he said "'If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black": 222823 So the question is, will we choose the path that gives us the best chance to meet those universal desires? Or will we go backward, to a time when people were treated like political commodities who canâ?Tt be trusted to think for themselves. I think often about my ancestors who struggled for freedom, and as I think of those giants and their broad shoulders, I also think about Joe Biden who says, if you arenâ?Tt voting for me, you ain't black. 222854 Who argued that Republicans would put us back in chains. Who says there's no diversity of thought in the black community. Mr. Vice president, look at me, I am black. We are not all the same, sir. I am not in chains. My mind is my own. And you can't tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin. Joe Biden is a backwards thinker in a world that is craving forward looking leadership. First Lady Melania Trump delivered wide-ranging remarks as the evening's keynote speaker to an audience of supporters from the Rose Garden. In contrast to the rhetoric heard last night, Melania more of an emotional appeal to viewers. Notably, the First Lady seemed to address the devastating impact of the coronavirus more directly than any RNC speaker so far. (However, it's worth noting that as she stressed the need for "compassion, strength and determination" to "restore the promise of our future", Melania Trump was still surrounded by a crowd of supporters who were mostly not wearing masks, and milled around close together after her speech concluded.) 224207 I want to acknowledge the fact that since March, our lives have changed drastically. The invisible enemy, covid-19, swept across our beautiful country and impacted all of us. My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering. 224237 I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you are not alone. My husband's administration will not stop fighting until there's an effective treatment or vaccine available to everyone. Donald will not rest until he has done all he can to take care of everyone impacted by this terrible pandemic. Melania touched on the promise she saw in America as a young child in a communist country. "As I grew older it became my goal to move to the united states and follow my dream of working in the fashion industry," she said, before describing the long process involved with obtaining American citizenship. In speaking about the experiences she's had as the nation's First Lady over the last three years described meeting people of different backgrounds, children, military families, first responders, and "people who have lost everything" in natural disasters. 225149 The common thread in all of these challenging situations is the unwavering resolve to help one another. I recognize the stories I just told about people who survive extraordinary circumstances. But Donald and I are also inspired by the millions of Americans who wake up each day with a simple yet courageous goal of providing for their families and keeping them safe. 225219 You are the backbone of this country. You are the people who continue to make the United States of America what it is, and who have the incredible responsibility of preparing our future generations to leave everything even better than they found it. On the heels of the fallout following the shooting of Jacob Blake, Melania Trump also spotlighted the nation's ongoing grappling with racial tensions. 225545 Like all of you, I have reflected on the racial unrest in our country. It is a harsh reality that we are not proud of parts of our history. I encourage people to focus on the future while still learning from our past. We must remember that, today, we are all one community, comprised of many races, religions and ethnicities. 225615 Our diverse and storied history is what makes our country strong and yet we still have so much to learn from one another. With that in mind, Iâ?Td like to call on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives. I urge people to come together in a civil manner, so we can work and live up to our standard American ideals. 225647 I also ask people to stop the violence and looting being done in the name of justice. And never make assumptions based on the color of a person's skin. Instead of tearing things down, let's reflect on our mistakes. Be proud of our evolution and look to our way forward. 225715 Every day let us remember that we are one nation under God and we need to cherish one another. After issuing a forward-looking appeal urging viewers to "focus on the strides we have made", the First Lady shifted gears and asked the media to focus on the nation's drug crisis. 225850 And while debate rage on about issues of race, let's focus on the strides we have made, and work together for a better tomorrow for everyone. Our administration has also devoted historic resources and produced life-saving results by raising awareness around opioid addiction and drug abuse, especially for children. 225916 When so often the headlines are filled with gossip, I want to take this moment to encourage the media to focus even more on the nation's drug crisis. This disease is one that affects everybody. It pays no attention to race, age, or socio-economic status. Addiction has touched every part of our society in some way. In closing, Melania Trump said her speech was necessary so that her husband could have a second term, and that "he is what is best for our country" adding that he doesn't hide his feelings from the public. 230448 As you have heard this evening, I don't want to use this preciouses time attacking the other side. Because, as we saw last week, that kind of talk only serves to divide the country further. 230500 I'm here because we need my husband to be our president and commander in chief for four more years. He is what is best for our country. We all know Donald Trump makes no secrets about how he feels about things. ######## 210001 Business was booming again. And business boomed right until the covid-19 shutdown in March. Many people probably don't realize that our country is one of the few in the world that produces nearly all of its own food. Fewer still understand how close our food production and distribution system came to collapsing this past spring. But president trump understood and again took steps to provide the supports we needed. 210028 President Trump took the necessary action knowing that agriculture is our backbone and strength critical to our national security. Our entire economy and dairy farming are once again roaring back. One person deserves the credit and our vote. President Donald J. Trump 210057 >> What was happening prior to president trump, you had businesses that were over regulated. Not a friendly environment at all to start a company. >> My family stopped ranching about seven years ago. The regulations became so overbearing that the ranch was slowly sold off. >> I lost businesses because of these regulations. >> The factories in our towns closed. The businesses in our towns have shut. It got to the point finally that middle America needed help. President Trump came in and was able to shed light on an area that had been so long left behind. 210135 >> Tax cuts and jobs act was huge, especially for a community like ours that has a lot of small businesses, manufacturing, deregulation, fair trade. >> Real life policy changes that affected real Americans. >> An amazingnity opportunity to get ahead, to have our businesses, to have our children educated, of school choice. >> That is something that's huge for parents right now. Especially black moms, whose kids are trapped in failing school districts. 210201. >> Before covid hit, black unemployment rate was at the lowest ever. >> I've seen the numbers of employees go up, and they're earning a lot more for their family than what they had previously. >> What this administration has done simplifying the government, it's really cut the handcuffs off of America again. And allowed us to grow and move forward in a way that I have never seen in my lifetime. >> When you pull regulation and allow smart companies to go out there and be able to play in the game, that is the American dream. 210232 >> People feel that they can support and have a family, and they can build and make us stronger as Americans. >> What could be taken away if he doesn't win again. >> Joe Biden said the first thing he's going to do is increase taxes on everyone. >> Over regulating and making it worse. Small business can't grow. That's taking away the American dream. >> I think with the upcoming election, people just need to think about what is better for them and their family. 210259 >> The president's job is to be the CEO of our country. And he's doing his job. >> He has improved jobs, he's improved health, he's improved wages, he's cut taxes. I could go on for an hour and half. >> The plan was working. 210319 >> Everybody had a job -- making money, spending money. Boom ba-da bang. Boop, we done (?) >> My kids are going to look up to me and say, â?oyou are the best mom for working, raising us.â?? It's just tremendous what I could do, I guess. >> This is somebody who loves his country. He's truly fighting for the American people. LARRY KUDLOW 210341 KUDLOW>> Hello, folks. You know me from TV and radio, I'm Larry kudlow. Years ago, I worked for Ronald Reagan. More recently, I helped the team craft Donald Trump's economic plan during the campaign. It was a roaring success. Inheriting a stagnant economy on the front end of recession, the program of tax cuts, historic role back of onerous regulations that crippled small business, unleashing energy to become the world's number one producer, and free, fair and reciprocal trade deals to bolster manufacturing, agriculture, technology and other sectors. 210417 The economy was rebuilt in three years. Unemployment fell to the lowest rate of 3.5%. Blue collars, African-Americans, Hispanics, women -- all groups benefited enormously. Everyone was better off, a rising tide lifted all boats. Then, came a once in 100 year pandemic. It was awful. Health and economic impacts were tragic. Hardship and heartbreak were everywhere but presidential leadership came swiftly and effectively, with an extraordinary rescue for health and safety to successfully fight the Covid virus. 210456 A great bipartisan rescue also saved the economy. Right now, our economic health is coming back. With emergency spending and tax cuts, Americans are going back to work. There's a housing boom, there's an auto boom, a manufacturing boom, a consumer spending boom. Stocks are in record territory. A V-shaped recovery is pointing to better than 20% growth in the second half of this year. 210525 Now, looking ahead, more tax cuts and regulatory rollback will be in store, payroll tax cuts for higher wages, income tax cuts for the middle class, capital gains tax cuts for investment, productivity, and jobs -- much more regulatory relief for small businesses. In economic terms, folks, this is no time for a four trillion dollar tax hike. Coming out of the deep pandemic, who in their right mind would pick the pockets of taxpayers and drain money from their wallets and purses? 210601 Look, our economic choice is very clear. Do you want economic health, prosperity, opportunity and optimism or do you want to turn back to the dark days of stagnation, recession and pessimism? I believe there can't be better economic policies than we've had in recent years. So I say, â?ostay with him.â?? Thank you. JOHN PETERSON 210636 JOHN PETERSON>> I'm John Peterson, owner of a second generation metal fabrication business called (?) Metals. We've been stamping our products and services made in the usa since 1957. My brother and I purchased the business from my uncles almost 38 years ago. What was a 12 person shop has now grown into a company employing 165 people today. Like most companies that are successful over the long run, we had to reinvent ourselves as the market changed. 210706 Six years ago, we invested heavily in our business, just as a great recession appeared. Barack Obama and Joe Biden, two career politicians who knew nothing about business couldn't get the government out of our way. And it put our business in a tailspin. Sadly we were forced to make decisions which included cutting staff, a tortuous experience when our employees are like family. 210736 The obama/biden era banking regulations left us no choice. It tied our lenders hands and it derives us of the lifeblood of our business capital. We scratched and we clawed for two years, and then everything changed. Donald Trump was elected president and he knew what it was like to build a company and create jobs. One of the first things he did was to cut red tape and put an end to draconian type banking regulations. He also cut taxes on small businesses allowing us to be competitive both domestically and internationally. 210814 In fact, we increased revenues by 25% for two years in a row. By getting rid of the job killing nafta and negotiating the u.s./mexican/canada trade agreement, president trump ensured a more competitive playing field for American companies. Even with all the challenges presented by the coronavirus, president trump is rebuilding. And our economy is roaring back again. 210845 But when I hear that Joe Biden is ready to raise taxes, crush us with regulations and weaken our international trade position, I shudder. We simply cannot endure a biden-induced recession. Some will struggle, some will not survive. And working men and women of America will get crushed yet again. 210909 This is not time to hand our government over to a washed up career politician who will be nothing but a puppet of the radical left democrats. As a lifelong resident of Wisconsin, I'm a fan of the badger football team. Many may not realize that the Wisconsin badgers and the president share three common qualities. 210934 They're smart, they're tough, and they're dependable. As a businessman, I can tell you that those qualities we need in our country's leader, and that's why we need to re-elect Donald J. Trump. Thank you, and god bless America. CISSIE GRAHAM LYNCH 211012 LYNCH>> Good evening. I'm Cissie Graham Lynch, and I'm honored to speak to you tonight about something that is so important to all of us -- our faith. As Americans, we know the first line of the first amendment protects our freedom of religion. But what we often forget, the actual words are free exercise of religion. That means living out our faith in our daily lives, in our schools and our jobs, and, yes, even in the public square. 211045 Our founders did not envision a quiet hidden faith. They fought to ensure that the voices of faith were always welcomed -- not silenced, not bullied. But during the Obama-Biden administration, these freedoms were under attack. Democrats tried to make faith organizations pay for abortion inducing drugs. Democrats tried to force adoption agencies to violate their deeply held beliefs. 211114 Democrats pressured schools to allow boys to compete in girls sports and use girls locker rooms. Those are the facts. But then we, the people, elected Donald Trump. People of faith suddenly had a fierce advocate in the White House. He appointed judges who respect the first amendment. He supported religious beliefs in court. He ensured religious ministries would not be forced to violate their beliefs. 211145 He withdrew the policies that placed our little girls at risk. And on the world stage, president trump became the first president to talk about the importance of religious freedom at the united nations, giving hope to people of faith around the world. In America, we have not yet experienced physical persecution, even though the left has tried to silence us. Even during the pandemic, we saw how quickly life can change. 211216 Some democratic leaders tried to ban church services, while marajuana shops and abortion clinics were declared essential. But do you know what is truly essential? Our right to worship freely, and live our faith and every aspect of life. The biden-harris vision for America leaves no room for people of faith. Whether you're a baker, a florist or a football coach, they will force the choice between being obedient to God or to Caesar. 211246 Because the radical Left's god is government power. So in the words of my grandfather Billy graham, â?olet us stand for political freedom, moral freedom, religious freedom, and the rights of all Americans, and let's never give in to those who would attempt to take it from us.â?? Tonight, I'm proudly standing in that public square, and I hope and pray you will join me in voting to re-elect President Trump. BOB VLAISAVIJEVICH 211320 VLAISAVIJEVICH>> I am Bob Vlaisavihevich, mayor of Eveleth, a small town in the iron range of Minnesota. My father and grandfather earned their livings mining the raw materials that made the steel that built America. This election is a make or break for workers who are carrying on the legacy of men like them. Since the iron range economy is vulnerable to economic trends and to foreign trade, we have always needed a strong voice in Washington. 211345 We looked to Democrats to fill that void for many years because we actually thought they cared about our welfare. Not anymore. The radical environmental movement has dragged the democratic party so far to the left they can no longer claim to be advocates of the working man. This is hard for me to say because I am a lifelong Democrat. But for far too long, members of both parties allowed our country to be ripped off by our trading partners, especially China who dumped steel into our markets and slapped tariffs on our products. 211419 And what did so-called leaders like Joe Biden do? Nothing. The human cost has been devastating. We lost thousands of jobs. We lost a generation of young people who had to leave the iron range to find a livelihood. And worst of all, we lost hope. Then something unexpected happened. The straight talking new Yorker burst onto the scene, promising to stand up to China and the rest of the world on behalf of the American worker. 211447 Four years later, the iron range is roaring back to life and we have one man to thank, president Donald Trump. He made good on his promises by cutting our taxes, rolling back senseless regulations and delivering trade deals that put America's interests first. But the fight is not over. Joe Biden has allowed radicals like AOC to craft his environmental policies. Their so-called green new deal is a job-killing disgrace dreamt up by people who don't live in the real world. 211520 But Biden is too weak, too scared and too sleepy to stand up to the radical left. He has been doing nothing in Washington for 47 years. Why would year 48 be any different? President Trump won't back down to anybody. He delivered the best economy in our history and he will do it again for all of us. 211540 The iron range's economic future and survival is at stake and so is America's. We know we can count on president trump to fight for us and win. Let's make sure he wins on November 3rd. God bless America. âTªâTª ABBY JOHNSON 211601 JOHNSON>> My name is Abby Johnson. And I spent 8 years working for planned parenthood. But today, I am a pro-life activist. When I was in college, Planned Parenthood approached me at a volunteer fair. They talked about helping women in crisis and their commitment to keep abortions safe, legal, and rare. I was convinced to volunteer and, later, offered a full-time job as a medical assistant before my promotion to director of the clinic. 211629 I truly believed I was helping women, but things drastically changed in 2009. In April, I was awarded Planned Parenthood's employee of the year award, and invited to their annual gala where they present the Margaret Sanger Award, named for their founder. And Margaret Sanger was a racist who believed in Eugenics. Her goal, when founding planned parenthood, was to eradicate the minority population. 211658 Today, almost 80% of Planned Parenthood abortions facilities are strategically located in minority neighborhoods, and every year planned parenthood celebrates its racist roots by presenting the Margaret Sanger award. Later in August, my supervisor assigned me a new quota to meet -- an abortion quota. I was expected to sell double the abortions performed the previous year. 211729 When I pushed back, underscoring Planned Parenthood's public facing goal of decreasing abortions, I was reprimanded and was told â?oabortion is how we make our money.â?? But the tipping point came a month later, when a physician asked me to assist with an ultrasound guided abortion. Nothing prepared me for what I saw on the screen -- an unborn baby fighting back, desperate to move away from the suction. 211801 And I will never forget what the doctor said next. Beam me up, Scotty. The last thing I saw was a spine twirling around in the mother's womb before succumbing to the force of the suction. On October 6th I left the clinic looking back only to remember why I now advocate so passionately for life. I founded and currently run and then there were none, a nonprofit organization that's helped nearly 600 abortion workers transition out of the industry. 211838 For most people who consider themselves pro-life, abortion is abstract. They can't even conceive of the barbarity. They don't know about the products of conception room and abortion clinics where infant corpses are pieced back together to ensure nothing remains in the mother's wombs. Or that we joked and called it the pieces of children room. 212803 See, for me, abortion is real. I know what it sounds like. I know what abortion smells like. Did you know abortion even had a smell? I have been the perpetrator to these babies, to these women. And I now support president Trump because he has done more for the unborn than any other president. During his first month in office, he banned federal funds for global health groups that promote abortion. 211935 That same year he overturned an Obama-Biden rule that allowed government subsidy of abortion. He appointed a record number of pro-life judges, including two supreme court justices and, importantly, he announced a new rule protecting the rights of healthcare workers objecting to abortion, many of whom I work with every day. Life is a core tenet of who we are as Americans. 212002 And this election s a choice between two radical anti-life activists, and the most pro-life president we have ever had. That is something that should compel you to action. Go door to door, make calls, talk to your neighbors and friends, and vote on November 3rd. Take action that reelects our president, and do it with our very most vulnerable Americans in mind -- the ones who haven't been born yet. [RNC Video] 212043 VO>> It began as a class trip to join thousands for the annual March for life. These catholic young men traveled from Kentucky to stand up for what they believed in. But what happened was something very different. >> Crackers with a make America great hat on. You little dirty ass crackers, your day coming. Young Klansmen. Look at that make America great again hat 212105 VO>> Social media, the news, and even celebrities launched a campaign of persecution that was completely false against a boy in a make America great again hat. >> The Maga hat carries a certain connotation that provokes a conditioned reaction. 212122 >> I blame that [bleep] Kid. What a little prick. TREVOR NOAH>> Everyone that sees that smug look wants to punch that kid. 212127 VO>> Nicholas Sandman received death threats, and his school was forced to close. Tonight, Nicholas tells his story. NICHOLAS SANDMAN 212139 SANDMAN>> Good evening, everyone. My name is Nick Sandman, and I'm the teenager who was defamed by the media after an encounter with a group of protesters on the steps of the Lincoln memorial last year. Before I begin, Iâ?Td like to thank president trump for the opportunity to share some of my story and why it matters so much to this November's election. In 2019 I attended the March for life in Washington, D.C. Where I demonstrated in defense of the unborn. 212207 Later that day, I bought a make America great again hat because our president, Donald Trump, has distinguished himself as one of the most pro-life presidents in the history of our country. And I wanted to express my support for him, too. Looking back now, how could I have possibly imagined that the simple act of putting on that red hat would unleash hate from the left and make myself the target of network and cable news networks nationwide. 212237 Being from Kentucky, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, my classmates and I visited the Lincoln Memorial. I found myself face to face with Nathan Phillips and other professional protesters, looking to turn me into the latest poster child showing why Trump is bad. While the media portrayed me as an aggressor with a relentless smirk on my face. In reality, the video confirms I was standing with my hands behind my back and an awkward smile on my face that hid two thoughts. 212310 One, don't do anything that might further agitate the man banging that drum in my face. And, two, I was trying to follow a family friend's advice -- never to do anything to embarrass your family, your school, or your community. Before I knew what was happening, it was over. One of Mr. Phillips' fellow agitators yelled out, â?owe got him. It's all right here on video. And we won, grandpa.â?? What I thought was a strange encounter quickly developed into a major news story, complete with video footage. 212346 My life changed forever in that one moment. The full war machine of the mainstream media revved up into attack mode. They did so without researching the full video of the incident, without ever investigating Mr. Phillips' motives or without ever asking me for my side of the story. And do you know why? Because the truth was not important. 212410 Advancing their anti-christian, anti-conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered. And if advancing their narrative ruined the reputation and future of a teenager from Covington, Kentucky -- well, so be it. That would teach him not to wear a MAGA hat. I learned what was happening to me had a name. It was called being canceled. 212433 As in annulled, as in revoked, as in made void. â?oCanceledâ?? is what is happening to people around this country who refuse to be silenced by the far left. Many are being fired, humiliated or even threatened. 212450 And often the media is a willing participant. But I would not be canceled. I fought back hard to expose the media for what they did to me and I won a personal victory. Well, much more must be done. I look forward to the day that the media returns to providing balanced, responsible and accountable news coverage. I know president trump hopes for that, too. And I know you will agree with me when we say that no one in this country has been a victim of unfair media coverage more than president Donald Trump. 212523 In November, I believe this country must unite around a president who calls the media out and refuses to allow them to create a narrative instead of reporting the facts. I believe we must join a president who will challenge the media to return to objective journalism. And together I believe we must all embrace our first amendment rights and not hide in fear of the media or from the tech companies, or from the outrage mob either. 212553 This is worth fighting for. This is worth voting for. And this is what Donald Trump stands for. Thank you all for listening to me tonight. And one more thing, let's make America great again. PAM BONDI 212624 BONDI>> I'm Pam Bondi. Our party's theme tonight is America: the Land of Opportunity. And listening to the stories of discoveries and deliverance, you can't help but be proud to call this country home. But for Joe Biden, it's been the land of opportunism, not opportunity. As a career prosecutor and former attorney general of Florida, I fought corruption and I know what it looks like, whether it's done by people wearing pinstripe suits or Orange jumpsuits. 212657 At the Democratsâ?T convention, we were told to look at Joe Biden as the model of integrity. But when you look at his 47 year career in politics, the people who benefited are his family members, not the American people. Let's take a closer look. We all know about Joeâ?Ts son Hunter Biden. A corrupt Ukrainian oligarch put Hunter on the board of his gas company, even though he had no experience in Ukraine or in the energy sector -- none. Yet, he was paid millions to do nothing. 212732 He only had one qualification that mattered: he was the son of the man in charge of distributing U.S. aid to Ukraine. And recently reported information revealed that a few months after Hunter Biden joined that corrupt company's board, the obama/biden state department began doing business with them. Even when it remained under investigation for corruption. And it gets worse. 212759 That very same company was being investigated by a Ukrainian prosecutor. Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine unless that same prosecutor was fired. And then he was fired. Hunter only resigned from that board just before his dad announced his campaign for president. Now, let's talk about China. 212829 Fact, Joe Biden flew to China on Air Force II with Hunter along for the ride. They said he was just there as a family member, but we know that's untrue. In Beijing, Hunter didn't just go sightseeing, he had meetings with his Chinese bank partners. Hunter even arranged for his dad to meet with one of the partners. Ten days later, those Chinese Communist bankers approved millions to go to Hunter's firm. 212858 And those bankers work for the Chinese communist party, which oppresses their people, cheated American workers for decades and covered up a deadly virus. To this day, Hunter controls a 10% stake in that firm. And Joe Biden's done more than look the other way on China. He said, â?othe Chinese aren't our competition. Come on, man, they're not bad folks.â?? Come on, Joe, talk to the folks in middle America who lost countless jobs to China while your son was getting rich with them. 212936 But there's more. Fact, there have been numerous press reports that have shown other close Biden family members benefitted from Joe's 47-year political career. Joe Biden was point person on Iraq. The president of a construction firm met with Biden's team in the white house, and then who did they hire to build thousands of houses in Iraq? Joe Biden's close family member, who, you guessed it, had no experience in the industry and no experience in Iraq. 213009 A company official bragged that it helps to have a family member, the vice president, as partner. The family member put it more bluntly by saying, â?othere's a line of 747s filled with cash, ready to invest.â?? Now, let's follow the money down south. Again, as reported in the press, yet another close family member of Joe's set his sights on Costa Rica and Jamaica. 213037 Where millions of dollars flowed from the Obama-Biden administration in taxpayer backed loans to projects linked to -- yes, that same family member. These aren't isolated incidents. It is a deliberate pattern of conduct, and that's just what he did as vice president. 213101 Imagine what he'd do as president. How many American families would be allowed to get away with this? Why should there be one standard for the elite political class and another set of rules for the rest of us? When millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump they knew he'd be different, and he is. He's a tough no nonsense outsider who can't be bought or intimidated. 213127 He won't even take a paycheck from the American people. He donates his paycheck to charities across this country. Democrats have been lecturing America about integrity for four years while their nominee has been writing the textbook on abuse of power for 40 years. If they want to make this election a choice between who's saving America and who's swindling America, bring it on. 213154 Joe says he'll build back better. Yeah, build the Bidens back better. Our president is in this to build a safer, better, and stronger America. 213206 And he will finish what he started, to keep this a real land of opportunity for everyone. If you want to check your voting status, secure your ballot or register to vote, text VOTE to 88022. Remember, the best is yet to come. [SUSAN B ANTHONY GRAPHIC] WOMEN FOR TRUMP VIDEO 213255 TRUMP (ON VIDEO)>> Women have played a very, very big role. The level of genius is unbelievable, frankly. >> Youâ?Tre what? You have 70, 80 years on this Earth, what are you going to do with it? Are you going to make that difference? Are you going to say â?oI was there for the big battles in our country, to save America?â?? MERCEDES SCHLAPP>> It's what I feel very much called to do ever since I was a very young girl. >> in 2016 Donald Trump made his historic run for the office of United States president. Knowing the monumental task he would be undertaking he rested all of his hopes for winning on one woman. Because of that trust, he became the 45th president of the United States. And Kellyanne Conway became the first woman in U.S. History to manage a winning presidential campaign. 213342 KELLYANNE CONWAY>> This president has been a champion for women, mostly because he speaks to them as if they can handle and tackle all issues. KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE>> I don't want a job because of my gender, I want the job because I'm the best person for that position. That's it. And he respects that. And he appreciates hard work. You can't ask for anything better, especially in a boss. 213408 VO>> President trump continues to place strong women into significant positions throughout his administration and campaign. Far more than any other president in U.S. history. BROOKE ROLLINS>> That he has had and does have more women on his top team than any president before, but it actually goes down to his deputy assistants, to his special assistants, to our awesome teams throughout the West Wing. 213431 KATRINA PIERSON>> And when he called me and said, I want you to represent my entire campaign, I became the first black woman to represent a Republican presidential campaign. Winning presidential campaign in United States history. VO>> Throughout his career, trump has always touted family first as a core value. He shows this especially with his choices of press secretaries; choosing Sarah Sanders, the first mother to become press secretary. 213458 Stephanie Grisham, the first single mother to serve as press secretary. And Kayleigh Mcenany, who transitioned into the job while also transitioning into the job of mom. PIERSON>> I have 4 children. Kellyanne Conway has 4 children. (?) has -- I think between all the senior staff of women, we might have 75 kids. Iâ?Tm not sure. Weâ?Tve lost count. But, the importance of the work is never lost on any of us, and truly, it is those children that we are fighting for and for their future. 213524 VO>> With these capable women placed in powerful influence and authority, president trump has proven that when the stakes are highest, he is proud to entrust many of our nation's most crucial jobs to women. 213538 BROOKE ROLLINS>> The number of dedicated, amazing, brilliant, relentless women that are dedicated to the country and to the president, and to preserving the American dream is one of the greatest, if not the greatest things I'll ever be a part of. RONNA MCDANIEL>> Only the president would say, â?olet's take that stay-at-home mom and have her run the party.â?? What a smart guy. TIFFANY TRUMP 213611 TIFFANY TRUMP>> Good evening, I'm Tiffany Trump. Since speaking at the Republican convention four years ago, so much has changed for the world, for our country and for my family. Like so many students across the world, I graduated from law school during the pandemic. Our generation is unified in the facing the future in uncertain times. And many of us are considering what kind of country we want to live in. As a recent graduate, I can relate to so many of you who might be looking for a job. 213644 My father built a thriving economy once and believe me, he will do it again. This election, I urge each and every one of you to transcend political boundaries. This is a fight for freedom versus oppression, for opportunity versus stagnation. A fight to keep America true to America. 213709 I urge you to make judgment based on results and not rhetoric. If you believe in criminal justice reform, there is only one president that passed the First Step Act, giving people a second chance -- a chance at a life once again. And if you believe in expanding quality and affordable health care, only President Trump, my father, signed the Right to Try into law, the favored nations clause and other actions to lower drug prices and keep Americans from getting ripped off. 213743 People must recognize that our thoughts, our opinions, and even the choice of who we are voting for may and are being manipulated and visibly coerced by the media and tech giants. If you tune into the media, you get one biased opinion or another. And what you share, if it does not fit into the narrative that they seek to promote, then it is either ignored or deemed a lie, regardless of the truth. 213812 This manipulation of what information we receive impedes our freedoms. Rather than allowing Americans the right to form our own beliefs, this misinformation system keeps people mentally enslaved to the ideas they deem correct. This has fostered unnecessary fear and decisiveness amongst us. Why are so many in media and technology, and even in our own government, so invested in promoting a biased and fabricated view? 213845 Ask yourselves, why are we prevented from seeing certain information? Why is one viewpoint promoted while others are hidden? The answer is â?ocontrol.â?? Because division and controversy breed profit. But what are the consequences when only one side of the story gets out or when only one view point is acceptable? For our education system, it means sacrificing civil debate, by creating an atmosphere where students with contrary opinions are too afraid to speak. 213919 Many students find themselves suppressing their beliefs to fit into what the acceptable group think is. In short, our nation suffers by inhibiting our diversity of thought and inclusion of ideas. Working together outside of our political comfort zones will accomplish so much more. Some cynical politicians do not seem to believe in the miracle of America. Well, I do. As Maximo Alvarez said eloquently last night, If freedom is lost in this country, there is nowhere else to go. 213956 Having hope is not weakness, and believing in miracles is a gift from god. So tonight, I want to tell you the uncensored truth of what we believe in. We believe in equality of opportunity. We believe in freedom of thought and expression. Think what you want, seek out the truth, learn from those with different opinions and then freely make your voice heard to the world. 214025 We believe in school choice, because a child's zip code in America should not determine their future. We believe in freedom of religion for all faiths, and we believe in the American spirit. A country founded on ideas, not identity, a country where our differences are embraced. And the only country where the word dream has been attached to it, because in America, your life is yours to chart. 214057 So if you're hearing these things, and thinking to yourself, that is the kind of country I want to live in, whether you realize it or not, you are a trump supporter. I encourage you to see beyond the facade that so many other politicians employ. They mask themselves in disguises of decency, as they try to pressure us to mask our own identities and beliefs. My father is the only person to challenge the establishment, the entrenched bureaucracy, big pharma and media monopolies to ensure that American's constitutional freedoms are upheld and that justice and truth prevail. 214537 My father does not run away from challenges, even in the face of outright hatred, because fighting for America is something he will sacrifice anything for. He dreams big dreams for our country. And heâ?Ts relentless at achieving them. You see, Make America Great Again is not a slogan for my father. It is what drives him to keep his promise of doing what is right for American citizens. 214206 The energy of change and opportunity is with us. God has blessed us with unstoppable spirit, his spirit, the American spirit. My dad has proven to be driven by that spirit. He's demonstrated his faith and his uncompromising heart and actions. My father has made me believe that America can truly be great again. 214230 If you care about living your life without restraints, about rebelling against those who would suppress your voice,and building your American dream, then the choice in this election is clear. A vote for my father, Donald J. Trump is a vote to uphold our American ideals. Be true to yourself, and stay true to the dream of America. Thank you, and god bless you all. KIM REYNOLDS 214304 REYNOLDS>> I'm Kim Reynolds, governor of the great state of Iowa. I love this state and I'm so proud to serve its people. Iowa truly is a land of opportunity. It's the birthplace of the computer, itâ?Ts a landmark of the financial services industry, and as so many of you already know, it's filled with farmland that feeds and fuels the world. 214325 It's also home to people who care for one another, who work hard, who love this country and are truly grateful for the freedoms it provides. As I like to say, Iowa is one big small town. Neighbor helping neighbor is in our DNA. 214341 From the sick farmer who can't harvest his crops, to the single mom who loses her job and is struggling to get back on her feet. The town, the community helps them get through it. But what happens when a storm rips through almost the entire state? When it's not one farmer who lost his crop, but hundreds.When it's not one neighbor who is without food, but thousands. 214406 That happened just two weeks ago, a storm called a derecho with hurricane force winds of up to 140 miles per hour wiped out millions of acres of crops, left thousands without power. It destroyed homes, wrecked lives and left devastation in its wake. It was the worst storm in our states history and Iowans did what you expect Iowanâ?Ts to do. 214434 They helped each other, they took care of each other, and they still are, but someone else had our back -- our president. When the winds had finished raging and the clean up had only begun, he showed up. Now, you might not know that because the national media didn't report it, but the trump administration was here in full force. The day after the storm, the president called to assure me that we had the full backing of the federal government. 214502 And later that week, Vice President Pence came to Iowa to again assure us that the president and his administration were behind us. With the help of the Trump administration, we quickly received a major disaster declaration that will help Iowans get back on their feet. The president, he cut through the bureaucracy to do what needed to be done and to do it quickly. But that's not the first time President Trump showed Iowans that we can rely on him. 214532 In 2019, when 100 year floods breached nearly every levee and devastated communities large and small along the Missouri river in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, the President approved our request for aid in record time, in just two days. 214551 Well, this year he did it in less than 24 hours. So whether it's providing needed relief to farmers who were the target of China's unfair trade practices, hammering out new free and fair trade deals or fighting for workers and small businesses who were hit hard by covid-19, we have a president and a vice president who get things done. And because of president trump and his leadership, our country is able to bounce back from setbacks and see opportunity grow and thrive. 214626 This is an administration of action and outcomes. They are delivering every day on their promise to make America great again. And that's exactly why we need to re-elect president Donald J. Trump in November. Thank you. And may god bless the united States of America. âTªâTª MIKE PENCE 214651 PENCE (ON VIDEO)>> America, the land of opportunity. A country where your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln's words from 165 years ago still resonate today because of who we are, and because of what we are. A country where a boy born into poverty in a log cabin, raised right here on the frontier of Indiana, could educate himself, become a lawyer, become a president of the United States, who would preserve the union, abolish slavery and save the nation. 214730 As a fellow Hoosier, visiting Lincoln's boyhood home has always been a treasured experience for me and my family. It's a place that made Lincoln. It shaped Lincoln, and defined the man that Lincoln would become. America is the land of opportunity. As President Donald Trump declared at Mount Rushmore, â?oin America you can do anything. You can be anything and together, we can achieve anything.â?? 214800 Every day, President Donald Trump is fighting to protect the promise of American liberty. Everyday our president's been fighting to expand the reach of the American dream. And on every single day, without fail, President Donald Trump has been fighting for you. So tonight, I'd like to introduce you to a few remarkable Americans who represent that solemn pledge, who embody our president's unbreakable devotion to ensuring that America is a land of unlimited opportunity for all. 214836 Jack is an 8-year-old from Wisconsin, who was struggling academically and socially in school. But Jack's mom Sarah, who works three jobs to support her son applied for Wisconsin's school choice voucher program. SARAH HUGHES>> We're glad that we were able to get the school choice voucher to go to that school. With jack, he would have slipped through the cracks in public schools. And having the option to go to a school that fits him has been a real game changer for us, and I know that because of that opportunity that he's going to succeed and he's going to achieve that goal of being an apparatus engineer, if that's what he chooses to stick with. 214919 PENCE (ON VIDEO)>> Laura is the mother of another inspiring boy, Jordan. Jordan has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle weakening disorder. Jordan was at my side in Indiana when as governor I signed a law allowing terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs not yet approved by the fda. 214938 In 2018, President Trump signed the landmark federal Right to Try Bill into law. Thanks to President Trump's leadership, critically ill patients have the right to access life saving, experimental treatments. SARAH HUGHES>> We started fighting for Right to Try which basically says, if you have a terminal illness and there's a drug that exists and you don't qualify for the clinical trial, thereâ?Ts not other way to receive it. 215003 This is a unique pathway that allows you to have access. You made us a promise back in Indiana that you would do whatever it took to help Jordan, and we are so grateful that you joined us on this journey. And stuck it out until it became law, so that other people could access treatments. 215022 PENCE (ON VIDEO)>> So, Jordan, if president trump was standing right there, what would you say to him today about right to try? >> Thank you for being a hero to everybody in the country. PENCE (ON VIDEO)>>> Judge Cheryl Allen made history in 2007, when she became the first African-American woman to be elected to serve on the Pennsylvania superior court. It's because of leaders like judge Alan that our nation has overcome our greatest challenges PENCE (ON VIDEO)>> Inn this time of racial division in the country. ALLEN>> Yes. PENCE (ON VIDEO)>> Do you see faith and values -- ALLEN>> Absolutely. PENCE (ON VIDEO)>> And the strong stand that president trump has taken for equality of opportunity as a pathway toward bringing the country together? 215108 ALLEN (ON VIDEO)>> As a senior citizen, I will leave it at that, I know what racism feels like. PENCE (ON VIDEO)>> Hm-mm. ALLEN (ON VIDEO)>> But I also know that but for my being in this country, I would have never been able to achieve the things that I have been able to achieve. There are injustices, but the way to deal with those injustices is for people to sit down across the table and talk and come up with solutions. 215138 I do believe that president trump is committed to that. In 2016, I have to confess, that I really did did not know candidate trump at the time. But I have to say that he really won me over. 215153 PENCE (ON VIDEO)>> Geno is a truck driver from Ohio, who heard politicians for years make empty promises about defending American jobs only to see those promises broken again and again. But in 2019 when general motors closed its plant in Lordstown, Ohio, president Doand trump refused to stand by and watch it happen. And as Geno observed, this president reached out to general motors to find a way to bring jobs back to lordstown. And plans were soon set into motion to create lordstown motors. 215225 DIFABIO>> President Trump said, â?othis is how we fix itâ?? and I thought, â?oWell, thatâ?Ts a simple solution.â?? There's no other President -- thereâ?Ts no one that has even tried to do it. President Trump is a doer. He appreciates every one of us, and I know he does. Iâ?Tve seen it. When he said â?omake America great again,â?? that was his task. That wasnâ?Tt -- that wasnâ?Tt his slogan. That was his task. And every hat that you see that says MAGA on it, that's what your president is doing for you. Thank you, Mr. President, for keeping the promises that you made. 215254 PENCE (VO)>> And then, thereâ?Ts Pastor Aaron Johnson. Today, heâ?Ts the executive director of the Tulsa Dream center, a nonprofit that provides education and medical services and food to those in need. A.J., youâ?Tve got a great personal story. When you see the way this president, this administration has been leaning in to create opportunities, investments in communities around the country to create jobs, expanding educational choice. What does that mean to the families that you serve everyday? 215322 JOHNSON>> It means so much to our families. I did grow up in a single parent home, and so we serve over 600 boys and girls right now on a daily basis, even in Covid. And so, for us, to give these moms -- to have the opportunity to take more money on their check, on their paycheck home, back to them, to have their children be able to go to a school that they may not have the opportunity otherwise, it means so much to us. 215344 There's been so much greater opportunity for individuals to come together, in any walk of life. People have really been able seen a positive change and been filled with hope, especially throughout this time. 215355 PENCE (VO)>> Lydia left hearth and home, friends and family in Honduras to pursue a better life here in America. While raising their four daughters, Lydia and her husband run a small business that creates security systems, but just months after their business was up and running, our nation was struck by a global pandemic. That's when President Donald Trump stepped in and enacted the largest financial relief package in American history. Her small business stayed in business and her American dream kept running strong. PENCE {ON VIDEO{>> What did the paycheck protection program mean to your company as the coronavirus struck? 215433 >> Yeah, it was a huge, tremendous help and a big blessing and so we applied, we were accepted really quickly and we were so grateful. We can't believe how much relief we have had. We wanted to continue serving our clients, we want to continue growing our economy, right? We want to all continue to move forward. So we were able to make it because of the support of family and friends, the government. I tell my children, you know, they are born here in the U.S. and I tell them, you are so blessed to live in America. 215517 PENCE (ON VIDEO)>>> Here at Abram Lincoln's boyhood home, a young man would grow up to become the first Republican president of the United States. And today, another Republican president is fighting to preserve that same noble legacy of freedom. And president Donald Trump will make certain that the torch of American opportunity illuminates every city, every town and every community in this blessed land. RYAN HOLETS 215543 HOLETS>> Hi, I'm Ryan Holets, I'm a police officer from New Mexico. In 2017, I had an encounter that changed in my life forever. I had just started my shift and responded to a call for service at a gas station. When I arrived, I saw a man and a woman sitting on a grassy slope. I recognized the telltale signs: a needle, a spoon. I knew immediately that they were preparing to inject themselves with heroin. 215611 Sadly this is a common sight for me. I encounter the ravages of addiction every day. But nothing could prepare me for what I discovered as I approached them. The woman was very pregnant. In my shock I asked her if she knew that she was harming her baby by doing drugs. She crumbled and burst into tears. 215634 Two worlds collided as I knelt down besides her, a police officer and a homeless drug addict. Brought together by forces outside of our control. As we talked, our humanity, distinct from our stations in life, was made abundantly clear. Her name was crystal and in the midst of her suffering she confided that she loved her unborn baby. 215701 She wanted the best for her child. In that moment, I saw her the way that all of you who know and love an addict see them: as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children, cousins, and friends. As human beings full of value and dignity but robbed of their potential by this disease. When crystal said that she was looking for a family to adopt her baby, god showed me exactly what I had to do. 215730 Without hesitation, I told her that my family would welcome her baby through adoption. Today, our beautiful daughter hope is a thriving 2-year-old, crystal is fast approaching three years of recovery. She is a dear friend and a constant inspiration to me and others. I hold a special place in my heart for those facing opioid addiction. And thatâ?Ts why I'm enormously grateful to the president for his leadership in fighting this deadly enemy. 215759 Through his efforts we are turning the tide on the crisis of addiction. President Trump declared the opioid crisis to be a public health emergency and then secured $6 billion in new federal funding to help Americans fight opioid abuse. He invested an additional $100 million to stop the opioid crisis in rural America and in a move that striked at the root of the problem, he implemented a safer prescribing plan aimed at reducing opioid prescriptions by over a third within three years. 215834 This is an effort that stops addiction before it ever gains a hold in someone's life and it's having an impact. Drug overdose deaths decreased in 2018 for the first time in 30 years. Many of the state's hardest hit by the opioid crisis are seeing the largest drop in deaths. Weâ?Tre seeing that doctors are writing fewer prescriptions for opioid pain drugs. 215859 These are significant improvements that have a meaningful impact. I think we are fortunate, America, to have a president who cares deeply for the downtrodden and who works tirelessly to find solutions. A president who doesn't just talk about problems, but stops and helps. President trump is the leader we have needed the last four years, and he is the leader we need for the next four. 215928 You see, Donald Trump is the right president at the right time. Let's make sure he is re-elected on November 3rd. I pray God's blessings on you and your family, and may god bless America. âTª âTª JEANETTE NUNEZ 215949 NUNEZ>>> Good evening, my name is Jeanette Nunez, and I'm proud to serve as Lieutenant Governor of the great state of Florida. Tonight, Iâ?Tm honored to share my story of faith, family, and American freedom. As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, my story began in 1959, before I was born. When my parents dreams of a prosperous life became a nightmare. 220016 Chaos spread quickly when Castro took control of Cuba. The government confiscated private property -- stealing people's homes, farms and businesses. For my parents, the difficult decision to flee Communist Cuba came when the Castro regime abolished religious freedom. Fellow Americans, the fabric of our nation is in peril. 220042 Daily, the radical Left systematically chisels away at the freedoms we cherish. They pedal dangerous ideologies, cower to global progressives and normalize socialism to dismantle our constitution. Let me assure you, socialism doesnâ?Tt offer opportunity. Socialism deprives. 220105 It is a falsehood that feigns promises for its masses and consistently yields only misery, president Ronald Reagan warned if we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. Truer words have never been spoken. Americans have a choice, we can go down a dark road of chaos, and government control. Or we can choose the path of freedom, and opportunity that was paved by those who sacrificed everything to preserve the American dream for future generations. 220142 I have faith that Americans will choose the right path. In 2016, our country yearned for a leader who would work tirelessly to jump start our economy and fight for hard working Americans. Since day one, president Donald Trump has put America first. His pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda has ushered in historically low unemployment, record job creation, higher wages and rising home ownership. The president is fighting to rescue jobs in industries for places like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico. 220223 Jobs that were needlessly shipped overseas. Heâ?Ts defended our religious freedom, stood with Democratic allies like Columbia, and shown unwavering resolve while confronting tyrants in countries like Venezuela, Cuba, China and Nicaragua. Let us join our president in his vow that America will never be a socialist country. Supporting our president requires action, 220252 Join me tonight, and text VOTE