Double Take

 

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MR. HITCHCOCK WOULD LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS

HITCHCOCK:
How do you do? My name is Alfred Hitchcock and I would like to tell you about my forthcoming lecture. It is about the birds and their age-long relationship with man.

TITLE:
SUSPENSE AND SHOCK BEYOND ANYTHING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN OR IMAGINED!

SENATOR LYNDON B. JOHNSON (voice):
There is something new in the heavens. Something that has never been there before.


[bleeping sounds of Sputnik]

REPORTER DOUGLAS EDWARDS, CBS NEWS (voice):
Until two days ago, that sound had never been heard on this earth.

TITLE:
OCTOBER 4, 1957

REPORTER DOUGLAS EDWARDS, CBS NEWS (voice):
Suddenly it has become as much part of 20th century life as the whirr of your vacuum cleaner.

TITLE:
REDS LAUNCH BABY MOON!

REPORTER DOUGLAS EDWARDS, CBS NEWS (voice):
It’s a report from man’s farthest frontier: the radio signal transmitted by the Soviet’s Sputnik, the first man made satellite as it passed over New York earlier today.

RUSSIAN VOICE:
[translated from Russian]
A new moon born of our earth: Sputnik!

THE KITCHEN DEBATE #2

NIXON:
There are some instances where you may be ahead of us, for example in the development of your rockets for the investigation of outer space. There may be some instances, for example color television, where we are ahead of you.

 

COMMERCIAL (voice):
And here it is! Seven function remote controlled color television. So beautiful it enhances any décor!

NIXON:
But in order for both of us... , for both of us to benefit... , for both of us to benefit... [laughs]. You see, you never concede anything!

KHRUSHCHEV:
[addresses Nixon in Russian; taken over by translator]

TRANSLATOR (voice):
In what are they ahead of us? Wrong! Wrong!

REPORTER WALTER CRONKITE, CBS NEWS:
The competition for leadership in space, the race run by rockets, where is the finish line? Do we end up in a nuclear war? Or do we try to live with the constant fear of one?

KHRUSHCHEV:
[addresses Nixon in Russian; taken over by translator]

TRANSLATOR (voice):
I share the enthusiasm of Soviet engineers about the cleverness of the American people, but we too, as you know, don’t kill flies with our nostrils. For forty-two years we’ve gone ahead and when we shall overtake you at the crossroads we shall wave at you.

U.S. SENATOR LYNDON B. JOHNSON (voice):
It took the Soviets four years to catch up with the atomic bomb. It took the Soviets nine months to catch up with the hydrogen bomb. And now, tonight, the communists have established a foothold in outer space.