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Shape Of The Nation - The Big Picture

During the past year, President Kennedy has discussed growing concern over the physical shape of Americans, both young and old alike. This week's THE BIG PICTURE headlines Bob Hope and Jerry Colonna as they report on the physical "Shape of the Nation." Also appearing in this report are Bud Wilkinson, famed coach of the University of Oklahoma and special consultant to the President on physical fitness; Bob Richards, former Olympic pole vaulting champion and three-time winner of the U.S. decathlon championship; along with Alan B. Shepard, Jr., America's first man in space. This documentary report is an amusing as well as a sober appraisal of our country's physical shape. National Archives and Records Administration ARC Identifier 2569812 / Local Identifier 111-TV-582 Big Picture: Shape of the Nation Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984).
Length: 28:48

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