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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-0667
Run Time
0h 2m 27s
Date Produced
June 19 1959
Vice President Richard Nixon and Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy cross paths on a campaign stop at Chicago Midway Airport on June 19, 1959. At the time, both were vying for their respective parties' nomination for the 1960 presidential race. 
Kennedy and Nixon descend the stairs from their United flight side-by-side. Jacqueline Kennedy appears briefly. Nixon answers a question from a journalist about Kennedy's chances at the Democratic nomination while Kennedy stands beside him, holding a copy of the book Advise and Consent. In a tighter shot, Nixon talks about Lewis Strauss being rejected as Secretary of Commerce earlier that day, expressing disappointment and placing blame on partisan politics and Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Nixon, Richard (is participant)
Kennedy, John F. (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)