72 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject - Person is exactly "Smathers, George, 1913-2007 "
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Compass Points South

Compass Points South

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
In this film, Wayne Ferris talks to Senator George Smathers about his trip to Latin America. Most of the program deals with the communist threat to the Latin American region. The show is comprised primarily of footage shot during Smathers' trip to various locations in the Caribbean and South America. Scenes include: riots in Panama over control of the Canal Zone, and footage of Fidel Castro shaking his fist and meeting with Russian leader, Anastas Mikoyan. Later, there is footage of an interview by Miami reporter, Dick Lobo, with Generalissimo, Raphael Trujillo, of the Dominican Republic. The segment on Venezuela includes 1958 footage of Vice President Richard Nixon's motorcade being stoned by angry protesters. There are a few brief scenes of Smathers meeting with Venezuelan President Bettencourt. There are brief shots of Haiti and Puerto Rico, including Smathers' meeting with the Haitian President. Senator Smathers comments that student exchange programs may improve relations with Latin America. Mr. Ferris closes the program with recommendations, such as: price stabilization measures; mineral quotas; market subsidies; and improved foreign aid. Produced by WCKT of Miami.
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"FACE THE NATION" - KINESCOPE

"FACE THE NATION" - KINESCOPE

Date
1963-08-06
Description
Sen. George Smathers appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" program, where he fields questions posed by journalists William S. White, Russell Jones, William H. Lawrence and program host Stewart Novins. Sen. Smathers provides unscripted responses to inquiries regarding his prediction for a Democratic presidential candidate in 1960, the chances that he will run for president or vice president, the likelihood that the South will abandon the Democratic Party, Latin American issues, his assessment of Fidel Castro and integration issues. Produced by CBS.
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"FIRST FEDERAL VIP"

"FIRST FEDERAL VIP"

Date
1958-01-01
Description
This is kinescope footage of Sen. George Smathers appearing on the "First Federal VIP" television show, hosted by former Florida Sen. Harry King. Sen. King opens the show with a brief biography of Sen. Smathers, calling him, "an exciting, stimulating and worthwhile American." Next, there is an advertisement from the show's sponsor, the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami, by Ed Gegenschatz. Sen. Smathers answers questions on a range of subjects. He denies a rumor that he and Gov. LeRoy Collins have made arrangements to run for each other's elected positions in the coming election. He comments on the legislative schedule for the 85th Congressional Session and states that maintaining the peace will be their ultimate goal. He also discusses national defense, the federal budget and taxation. Produced by WCTV of Miami with sponsorship from The First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami.
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"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE

"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE

Date
1959-05-24
Description
Sen. George Smathers appears on the "First Federal VIP" television show hosted by former Sen. Harry P. Cain. Their topic of discussion is US/Latin American relations. Sen. Smathers shares his opinions concerning aid programs, trade relationships and communist infiltration of Latin American countries. He explains plans for a Western Hemisphere International Court and an International Police Force in Latin America. He closes with comments on his Washington, D.C. meeting with Fidel Castro, who he hopes will effect some positive changes in Cuba. Produced by WCKT Miami.
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FLORIDA GOVERNORS WITH PROMINENT POLITICAL FIGURES

FLORIDA GOVERNORS WITH PROMINENT POLITICAL FIGURES

Date
1965 (circa)
Description
This film includes still shots of Gov. Claude Kirk with his wife Erika giving speeches and talking with Gov. LeRoy Collins (silent). Gov. Reubin Askew introduces US Sen. Edmund Muskie, who has been invited to attend a Florida Cabinet session. He compares Florida's unique Cabinet system to the executive Cabinet system of Maine. He praises the new progressive Democratic leadership of the south (sound). Farris Bryant introduces first lady Ladybird Johnson, who speaks at Florida State University's Ruby Diamond auditorium. She comments on her "whistle-stop" tour of the south, education issues and Florida's role in the space program. There is additional footage including Luci Baines Johnson, who is pictured wearing an Indian headdress. Sen. Claude Pepper and Sen. George Smathers are also present. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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OUR NATION'S FUTURE

OUR NATION'S FUTURE

Date
1961-08-15
Description
Sen. George Smathers and Max Freedman of the Manchester Guardian appear on "Our Nation's Future," a debate program filmed before a live audience. Their topic of discussion is, "What Can Be Done About Cuba?" Sen. Smathers contests that the spread of communism must be stopped, even by the use of force if necessary. Mr. Freedman argues that, with proper handling, freedom can be returned in Cuba through negotiation and diplomacy.
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President Kennedy at Democratic Fundraiser

President Kennedy at Democratic Fundraiser

Date
1962
Description
This film was shot in Miami. Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Farris Bryant, Senator George Smathers, Representative Dante Fascell, and President John F. Kennedy share the dais at this fundraiser for the National Democratic Party. Governor Bryant welcomes the president and describes the greatness of Democratic presidents who helped Florida. He also describes the qualities that make Florida great. Senator Holland speaks very briefly; then Senator Smathers thanks everyone. Next, President Kennedy speaks. He says that Smathers is his "most valuable counselor," then lists funny examples of wrong advice given to him by Smathers. He then talks about how Smathers raised the alarm about Latin American policy, says that space work is the way of the future for the United States and Florida, and salutes the state of Florida. Bryant presents a floral arrangement to Kennedy. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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PRESIDENT KENNEDY/FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

PRESIDENT KENNEDY/FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Date
1963
Description
This film, made only a few days before his assassination, is of President Kennedy speaking to members of the Florida Chamber of Commerce in Tampa. The President enters the building with US Senators George Smathers and Sam Gibbons and Gov. Farris Bryant. He is introduced by the governor. President Kennedy addresses such topics as education, taxes, federal versus state controls, Cuba, Fidel Castro and segregation.
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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Date
1952 (circa)
Description
This home movie shows General Dwight D. Eisenhower giving a speech at the Tampa Stadium in 1952. He is seen shaking hands and riding in a convertible. The film continues with Adlai Stevenson in downtown Tampa, shaking hands and later talking to George Smathers. The 1956 segment shows Estes Kefauver. He and Stevenson meet and shake hands.
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Save the Capitol

Save the Capitol

Date
1978-03-30
Description
This film shows the "Save The Historic Capitol Night." It shows the interior of the old Capitol, along with such political figures as Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner, Attorney General Robert Shevin, Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter and Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Compass Points SouthCompass Points SouthAnti-communism
Communism
Diplomacy
Foreign relations
Politicians
Politics
Travel
United States-Foreign relations-Latin America
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"FACE THE NATION" - KINESCOPE "FACE THE NATION" - KINESCOPE Civil rights
Integration
National Democratic Party
Politicians
Politics
United States-Foreign relations-Latin America
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"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" "FIRST FEDERAL VIP" Interviews
Politicians
Politics
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"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE "FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE Anti-communism
Communism
Interviews
Politicians
Politics
United States-Foreign relations-Latin America
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FLORIDA GOVERNORS WITH PROMINENT POLITICAL FIGURES FLORIDA GOVERNORS WITH PROMINENT POLITICAL FIGURES Activists
Economic conditions
Governors-Florida
National Democratic Party
Politicians
Politics
Space program
Speeches
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OUR NATION'S FUTURE OUR NATION'S FUTURE Anti-communism
Debate
Communism
Cuban Revolution
Politicians
Politics
United States-Foreign Relations-Cuba
United States-Foreign Relations-Latin America
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President Kennedy at Democratic FundraiserPresident Kennedy at Democratic FundraiserDemocratic Party
Fund raising
Governors--Florida
National Democratic Party
Politics
Politicians
Presidents -- United States
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PRESIDENT KENNEDY/FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT KENNEDY/FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Cold War
Cuban Revolution
Governors-Florida
Presidents-United States
Politicians
Politics
Segregation
Speeches
Taxation
United States-Foreign relations-Cuba
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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES National Republican Party
Political campaigns
Politicians
Politics
Presidential candidates
Speeches
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Save the CapitolSave the CapitolHistoric preservation
Museums
Politicians
Politics
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