Julio 26

232435
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a documentary that reflects on the first six months and 26 days of Fidel Castro's rule of Cuba. It has press conference footage of Castro resigning as Cuba's prime minister and a brief interview with a WCKT reporter. Other officials in the Cuban government are also interviewed. The film covers various state programs instituted by the new government and ends with footage of the Julio 26 celebration in Havana. Produced by WCKT Television.
Video Details
28:17; B&W; sound; EA024
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ

245398
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
Host Ralph Rennick shows footage and stories that Miami TV station WTVJ collected in its first 15 years on the air. Mitchell Wolfson, co-host, founded the station, as well as Wometco Enterprises. There are scenes of the 1951 Orange Bowl Parade, the 1951 Senate Crime Hearings in Dade County on gambling, the 1954 LeRoy Collins - Charlie Johns debate, the 1957 Cape Canaveral Satellite launching, the death of an Italian boat racer at the Orange Bowl Regatta, Castro's arrival in Havana after taking power, Hurricane Donna in 1961, Orange Bowl football, return of soldiers from the Bay of Pigs, and President John F. Kennedy's visit to Miami in 1963.
Video Details
1964/29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; S. 828
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

Compass Points South

252956
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
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.
Video Details
28:07; b&w; sound; V-195 DA073; M89-17
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - SENATE MAJORITY LEADER EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN

253456
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen, Senate Majority Leader. Sen. Dirksen comments on his support for a Test ban treaty. He also comments briefly on Fidel Castro and the state of affairs in Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:43; b&w; sound; V-181 AA296; M89-17
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - FEDERAL AID FOR COLLEGES/ CUBAN TRADE EMBARGO

253458
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:39; b&w; sound; V-182 AA302; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers details the features of a bill that provides federal aid to universities. He responds to Fidel Castro's request for America to lift the trade embargo placed against Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Castro, Fidel, 1926

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S TRIP TO FLORIDA

253480
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-182 AA311; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers remarks on President Kennedy's trip to Florida and the speeches he made, including some pertaining to Fidel Castro and Cuba. The segment also includes material on the Alliance for Progress program and relations with Latin America. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY

253496
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:43; b&w; sound; V-182 AA308; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the specific features of the Test Ban Treaty with Russia. He also states that the United States should do more to help eliminate Fidel Castro. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

"FACE THE NATION" - KINESCOPE

253013
Date
8-Nov-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:25; b&w; sound; V-215 EA038; M89-17
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.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE

253021
Date
24-May-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:00; b&w; sound; V-215 EA037; M89-17
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.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

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.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CASTRO/COMMUNISM/PANAMA

253449
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:43; b&w; sound; V-182 AA309; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers responds to Sen. William Fulbright's suggestion that the United States should cease attempts to oust Fidel Castro from power. He also comments on the threat of communism to other Latin American countries. He mentions briefly Panama's demands to renegotiate the 1903 treaty regarding supervision of the Canal Zone. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - LEGISLATION

253472
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:27; b&w; sound; V-180 AA285; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on various legislative matters, a tax cut and a farm assistance bill. He briefly mentions the civil rights bill, calling it too severe. There is a segment on Cuba in which he recommends international sanctions against Cuba in hopes of toppling Castro. He briefly touches on plans to close Sanford Air Force base. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TAX BILL/ CIVIL RIGHTS / CUBA

253494
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:48; b&w; sound; V-182 AA304; M89-17
Description
On his television program, Sen. George Smathers explains his role as a Senate Conferee in the Tax Bill Conference and details the features of the tax bill. He also comments on the civil rights bill and his concerns with it, at one point calling it repugnant. He closes the segment with comments on Fidel Castro and complains about US allies who continue to trade with Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-

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