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Season 1 Episode 28

Well, What About You?

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Apr 19, 1960 on NBC
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Well, What About You?
Nonpartisan presentation that illustrates in prose, poetry, dance, song, comedy, and "straight talk" why every American is obligated to vote and should take advantage of their privilege of voting. Post election sketch / performed by Eddie Albert and ensemble -- Vice President Richard M. Nixon speaks on voting, quoting Theodore Roosevelt -- Trial lawyer Joseph N. Welch gives statistics on voting percentages, tells story -- Adlai Stevenson reads Walt Whitman editorial from Brooklyn eagle, "One single vote" -- Medley of patriotic American songs / performed by First United States Army Band -- New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller quotes Abraham Lincoln -- Political quiz sketch / performed by Albert and Polly Bergen -- Democratic National Committee chair Paul M. Butler quotes Theodore Roosevelt -- Republican National Committee chair Thruston B. Morton quotes Herbert Hoover and Benjamin Franklin -- Candidate interview sketch / performed by Mike Wallace and Fred Clark -- Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy quotes Mark Twain and Edmund Burke -- Medley of political songs / performed by Honor Guard of Second U.S. Army Corps -- Albert compares voting in U.S. with other countries -- Marian Anderson reads essay on liberty -- A song of the rolling earth / narrated by Martin Gabel and chorus ; written by Walt Whitman.moreless

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