Senator George Smathers Reports - President Kennedy Assassination

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Date
1963
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Video
Description
Senator George Smathers comments on the nation's great loss due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He recounts his close personal friendship with the president, calling him a great leader and a warm and tender person. He then praises President Lyndon B. Johnson and recalls his years of close interaction with him in the Senate. He details the personal characteristics that will make President Johnson an ideal president. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:28; B&W; sound; AA317
to the assassination of President John F

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - MILITARY COUP IN SOUTH VIETNAM / DOMENICAN REPUBLIC / BERLIN

253474
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-184 AA326; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the military coup in South Vietnam and the assassination of Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem. He remarks that, "as far as he is aware," the CIA had nothing to do with Diem's assassination. The segment contains additional material on the State Department's refusal to recognize the junta government in the Dominican Republic, a decision Smathers disagrees with. He notes the threat of communism in Latin America and remarks on the tensions with the Russians over West Berlin. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
and the assassination of Vietnamese President

PRESIDENT KENNEDY/FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

253394
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
33:00; b&w; sound; V-162 S. 828
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.
assassination, is of President

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