Glenn, John, 1921- (spk), National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Willingham, James A. (speaker), Fitzpatrick, Dennis (speaker)
Opening session for NADA 2000 convention in Orlando. Includes opening entertainment. Hosted by NADA Convention Chairman Dennis Fitzpatrick. Speech by 1999 NADA Chairman James Willingham. Introduction of 1999 NADA Executive Committee. Announcement of Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year Award-Charles Donald Williamson of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Featured speaker Sen. John Glenn discusses his 1998 space flight on the space shuttle Discovery, emphasizing the importance of fundamental scientific research conducted in space. Glenn walks the audience through extended video footage from his flight. He ends his speech discussing the importance of political participation, cautioning against the increasing apathy and cynicism toward government and politics that he has observed amongst American citizens.