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PRESIDENT JOHNSON AT PRESIDENTIAL DINNER
- This film was shot in Miami. Kate Smith is heard singing "God Bless America " and Ed Sullivan is seen briefly. Gov. Bryant introduces Sen. Spessard Holland, then introduces President Johnson. He tells several humorous anecdotes and praises Florida congressmen. He describes the Democratic Party's role in preserving American goals. He states his pledge to protect "the full constitutional rights of every American." He says that the federal deficit has been cut by 50 percent and taxes cut by $11.5 billion due to Sen. Smathers' efforts. He declares a "war on poverty." He says that the United States has the military might for defense of liberty. He mentions the start of the Cross Florida Barge Canal and the bombing of the Florida East Coast Railway that same day, saying that the FBI is on the case to find the culprits behind the bombing.