[President Lyndon B. Johnson in New Zealand]. 1966-10-19.

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The official welcome to the President of the United States and his wife at Rongotai Airport with a speech given by the Governor General, Sir Bernard Fergusson. The President replies referring to his experience of New Zealand as a soldier during World War II, when he was treated by New Zealand medical staff after falling ill in New Guinea.

Commentary of the progress of the entourage through the city of Wellington. The President gets out of the motorcade to greet people and addresses the crowd briefly through a hand-held loud-hailer.

Commentary as the President arrives at Parliament Buildings, with audible booing and [anti-Vietnam War] protestors chanting in the background. [Protests are not mentioned by the commentator.]

Excerpt of the President's address at the State Luncheon in Parliament.
He mentions the pickets and protestors during his speech and refers to the 'war in Asia' and the 'terrorists.'

An unidentified female commentator describes Mrs Johnson's visit to the Wellington Botanical Gardens Norwood rose garden and then her visit to the Carter Observatory and a trip on the cable car from Kelburn to Lambton Quay. Three small boys who have the day off school for the occasions, are interviewed about their impressions of the First Lady.

Commentary from the Cable Car. A woman from the [Wellington City Council?] Public Relations Department describes the points of interest they pass such as Victoria University and Weir House.

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Year 1966

Reference number 238587

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Special events radio coverage
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Fergusson, Bernard, 1911-1980, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Radio New Zealand. National Programme (estab. 1964, closed 1986), Broadcaster

Duration 00:30:20

Date 19 Oct 1966