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ITN Roving Report: Mr Wilson's Washington

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British Labour Party Leader Harold Wilson visits Washington for talks with US President John F Kennedy and US politicians and Roving Report looks at the US economy.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports from around the world, produced by ITN News and broadcast between 1957 and 1964.

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USA: Washington:
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British Labour Party Leade...

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British Labour Party Leader Harold Wilson from car and into the White House / Wilson and President John F Kennedy / reporter to camera SOT / the White House / Wilson arriving at the State Department and greeted

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Wilson along through the State Department

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State Department building / car carrying Wilson away / traffic along through Washington / tourists visiting Washington / statue of President Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial / view down the Mall towards the Washington Monument / Washington Monument

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Wilson along / Capitol building / Wilson up steps towards Capitol building / Capitol building

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Corridor / Wilson into Foreign Relations Committee room / Wilson meeting politicians / National Press Club gathered to hear speech by Wilson

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Harold Wilson MP (British Labour Party Leader) speech SOT
- Talks about standing firm with NATO and the Western alliance / not a neutralist party / so called independent, so called British, so called ...

Harold Wilson MP (British Labour Party Leader) speech SOT
- Talks about standing firm with NATO and the Western alliance / not a neutralist party / so called independent, so called British, so called deterrent / talks of possibility of Labour government repudiating Nassau Agreement (Nassau Agreement led to British Royal Navy being supplied with Polaris nuclear submarine) / first task is to survey the defence position we inherit and hold talks about Nassau and the broader approach to NATO / talks of economic aims / not the sick man of Europe / have a reservoir of talent, skill and craftmanship / enable us to become the toolroom of the world

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- Scientists are amongst the finest in the world / don't use them intelligently or to hold on to them

Wilson sitting at the end of the speech

Wilson answering question on modifying the Nassau Agree...

- Scientists are amongst the finest in the world / don't use them intelligently or to hold on to them

Wilson sitting at the end of the speech

Wilson answering question on modifying the Nassau Agreement SOT

Meeting in progress

Wilson answering question on nationalisation policy SOT

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National Press Club gathering

Wilson answering question on the name of the Labour Party SOT

Wilson sitting at end of question and answer session

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Reporter to camera SOT / unemployed black peopl...

National Press Club gathering

Wilson answering question on the name of the Labour Party SOT

Wilson sitting at end of question and answer session

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Reporter to camera SOT / unemployed black people on the street / building housing offices of trade union with sign "Building Laborers Local No. 74" / black people standing outside trade union offices / people along street / houses on run down street / children on street / busy traffic along street with the Capitol building in the distance / traffic along street / people waiting to cross street / traffic lights and people crossing street / women siting on bench eating as others sit on the grass / people in park

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New apartment blocks / kitchen appliances displayed in shop window / workmen working to repair street

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Walter Heller (Economist and adviser to President Kennedy) interview SOT
- Talks of advising...

New apartment blocks / kitchen appliances displayed in shop window / workmen working to repair street

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Walter Heller (Economist and adviser to President Kennedy) interview SOT
- Talks of advising the President to cut taxes and the benefits of such a cut / talks of there being little danger of inflation if taxes are cut / great deal of slack in the economy to absorb increased demand

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Capitol building

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Senator Paul Douglas (Democrat) interview SOT
- Talks of the reasons for levels of US unemployment / talks of pressure to cut foreign aid / talks of Europe having greater sy...

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Capitol building

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Senator Paul Douglas (Democrat) interview SOT
- Talks of the reasons for levels of US unemployment / talks of pressure to cut foreign aid / talks of Europe having greater sympathy for the US

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White House / Wilson from White House after talks with President Kennedy / Wilson speaking to press (not heard) / TV cameras / Wilson up to reporter

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Wilson interview SOT
- Talks of US attitude towards the Labour Party and their policy on NATO / talks of reaction to plans to renegotiate the Nassau Agreement / no attempt to persuade us to reintroduc...

Wilson interview SOT
- Talks of US attitude towards the Labour Party and their policy on NATO / talks of reaction to plans to renegotiate the Nassau Agreement / no attempt to persuade us to reintroduce conscription / talks of diverting money from nuclear deterrent to conventional forces / US believes there is a danger of spreading the nuclear deterrent / talks of basing a future Labour government on the Kennedy model / extremely impressed with the US government / no trouble with corking closely with the US

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