President Eisenhower spoke on being re-elected a second time.
President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon accepted their nominations to be the 1956 Republican candidates for president and vice president. Between the speeches, first lady Mamie Eisenhower was presented with an organ, which she was donating to an Army hospital chapel, and eight-year-old David Eisenhower was made an honorary chair of the convention.The Republican National Convention was held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. Comments from the news anchors are heard during this NBC broadcast.Show SummaryShow Full Text
At the 1956 Democratic National Convention, Mr. Kefauver deliveredhis acceptance speech as the Democratic vice presidential nominee after winning on the third ballot.Original news footage courtesy NBC.Show SummaryShow Full Text
At the 1956 Democratic National Convention, Mr. Stevenson delivered his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential nominee.Campaign commercials for Mr. Stevenson were shown at the end of the program.Show SummaryShow Full Text
At the 1956 Democratic National Convention, Mr. Kennedy delivered a speech to withdraw his name from the 1956 vice presidential nomination. Presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson announced that the convention would vote on the vice presidential nominee. Senator Kennedy lost by a small margin to Senator Kefauver. NBC used an "ultra portable camera" to cover the convention floor.
President Eisenhower announced to the nation his intention to runfor a second term. His decision was reached after consultation withhis personal physician. The president had been suffering from apossible heart condition.Show SummaryShow Full Text
Newsreel was shown of President Eisenhower accepting the annual Thanksgiving turkey at the White House.
Scenes were shown of President Eisenhower on a fishing trip in Oregon.
President Eisenhower talked to reporters during a news conference on March 30, 1955. He focused on foreign policy, the U.S. Economy, and defense spending. After his prepared remarks he answered questions from reporters.