D.W. GRIFFITH ARRIVES IN CALIFORNIA - 1 Legendary "The Birth of a Nation" director D.W. Griffith arrives in California by train as a welcome committee waits for him on the station platform. Douglas Fairbanks, Erich von Stroheim, and Joseph Schenk are all on hand to greet their colleague.
GUATEMALAN TRAINING CAMPS In the Guatemalan foothills there is a training camp where some Cuban exiles responsible for the Bay of Pigs invasion may have been trained. Castro rails against the invaders and encourages the Cuban citizens to push them back.
LAUNCH OF THE TIROS II SATELLITE - 2 At Cape Canaveral, the Tiros II weather satellite is launched and goes into orbit. Meterologists at stations in California and New Jersey monitor the satellite's readings as it picks up on a hurricane.
RESEARCH FOR EXPLOSIVE DEFENSES Scientists undergo experiments to determine the best defense against multi-ton non-atomic explosions. At the Suffield Experimental Station, the firing range, studded with dummies wired with instruments, is hit with explosives for the tests.
AIRLIFT FROM ICE ISLAND Ice Station Charlie, hundreds of miles north of Point Barrow, Alaska, begins to break up in raging storms. The 8-square-mile floe carries scientists and 10 tons of equipment and apparatus, all airlifted out in a desperate race with the angry Arctic. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
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