Double Take

 

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THE KITCHEN DEBATE: FIRST TELEVISED SUMMIT

TITLE:
THE NIXON-KHRUSHCHEV “SUMMIT MEET”
NEWS OF THE DAY

NEWSREEL (voice):
Vice president Nixon escorts Soviet premier Khrushchev on a preview of the United States Fair in Moscow. It’s the official opening of the American exposition dedicated to showcasing the highest standard of life in our country.

But on this occasion, traditional diplomacy goes by the board by a crackling exchange between Nixon and Khrushchev. Begun off camera and finished off before the American Ampex color videotape recorders.

TITLE:
TELEVISION
MAGIC IN THE AIR
NIXON-KHRUSHCHEV
MOSCOW DEBATE

REPORTER WALTER CRONKITE, CBS NEWS (voice):
This is a special report on one of the most unusual, diplomatic events in recent history.

REPORTER RON COCHRAN, CBS NEWS (voice + image):
Featuring on the one hand Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev,

TITLE:
NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV
U.S.S.R. CHAIRMAN

REPORTER RON COCHRAN, CBS NEWS:
the irrepressible and outspoken leader of communism. On the other the Vice President of the U.S. Richard Nixon,

TITLE:
RICHARD NIXON
U.S. VICE PRESIDENT

REPORTER RON COCHRAN, CBS NEWS:
cast in the role of defender of capitalism and American foreign policy. Part of the unscheduled fireworks was recorded on videotape.

 

TITLE:
THE KITCHEN DEBATE:
FIRST TELEVISED SUMMIT
MOSCOW – JULY 24, 1959

KHRUSHCHEV:
(speaks Russian, being translated)

TRANSLATOR (voice):
We only want to live with Americans in peace and friendship, because we ourselves are a powerful country. And we will be friendly with each other, other countries will be friendly too. And if anybody comes in a fighting mood, we can pull his ear ever so little and tell him: ‘Don’t dare. Wars are not allowed now!’ This is a time of atomic weapons. Any fool can start a war but no person in his right mind would want a war to continue...

[WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO by THE SUPREMES]

HITCHCOCK:
Good evening. I can tell by the rude noises you are making that you are impatient to see our film. However, there will be a slight delay. Tonight, as a special attraction, we shall present some television commercials. They will be injected at various points during our picture, to keep you from getting too engrossed in the story.

FOLGERS AD #2:
[Jane:]
You mean it’s as bad as yesterday?

[Harold:]
Uh-huh.

[Jane:]
No improvement at all?

[Harold:]
Mu-huh!

[Jane:]
Now, what I’m gonna do?

[at the supermarket]
[Jane:]
Oh, Mary, hi!

[Mary:]
Hello Jane!

[Jane:]
Oh listen, help me out, will you? Harold hates my coffee! What kind do you use?

[Mary:]
Instant Folgers!

TITLE:
FOLGERS COFFEE TASTES GOOD AS FRESH-PERKED!
[Jane:]
Instant Folgers?

[Mary:]
Tastes good as fresh-perked!

[back at home]
[Harold:]
Gee, this coffee is delicious!

[Jane:]
Uh-huh.

[Harold:]
It’s not the same kind we’ve been using, is it?

[Jane:]
Muh-huh.