John McCone is sworn in as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on November 29, 1961.
This film shows United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren as he swears in John McCone as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency while President John F. Kennedy looks on. Individuals standing in the background include CIA personnel Dr. Richard M. Bissell, Jr., Charles Tracy Barnes, General Charles P. Cabell, and Richard Helms. Also included are National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission Glenn T. Seaborg, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Lemnitzer, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and Washington Senator Henry M. Jackson. The film concludes as Warren and Kennedy both congratulate and shake hands with McCone.