This footage, the first of the monthly reports to be produced by The White House Naval Photographic Unit, captures the activities of President Johnson for the month of June 1966. Amongst events captured in this film are President Johnson meeting with foreign leaders including King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Harold Holt of Australia, and President René Schick Gutiérrez of Nicaragua; President Johnson presenting awards, including the Medal of Honor; the President and his advisers planning the bombing of the Hanoi oil fields in Vietnam; President Johnson addressing crowds ranging from Austrian diplomats to Midwestern farmers; and the first family relaxing at the LBJ ranch.
The films created by The White House Naval Photographic Unit documented the life of the President and first family in both an official and unofficial capacity. During the early years of the Johnson administration the films primarily documented ceremonial events, but in June 1966 monthly reports concerning the President began being produced. The monthly reports provide insight into a range of the President's activities by documenting and presenting a clear portrayal of what the President did in that month. The monthly reports also captured happenings in the life of the first family.