Senator George Smathers Reports - J. Edgar Hoover Communism Interview

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Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers interviews FBI director J. Edgar Hoover regarding the threat of communism. Hoover states that communism is still as much a threat as ever and that the American Communist Party, part of an international criminal conspiracy, is committed to the overthrow of the government by force and violence. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
1:05; B&W; sound; AA276, M89-17
of communism. Hoover states

Governor Farris Bryant Press Conference

267764
Date
9/10/1964
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Governor Farris Bryant answers questions from the press on: Communists in the Florida higher education system; Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns' election plans; the approach of Hurricane Dora; the civil rights "situation" in St. Augustine; the Presidential election; and the hurricane preparedness of the Governor's Mansion.
Video Details
13:27; B&W; sound; BA154; V-254
Communism

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
Communism

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - J. EDGAR HOOVER INTERVIEW

253467
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover on crime. Hoover comments on juvenile crime and recommends several measures to stop it. Hoover states that communism is still as much a threat as ever and that the American Communist party, part of an international criminal conspiracy, is committed to the overthrow of the government by force and violence. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-180 AA277; M89-17
Communism

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.
on the threat of communism to other

OUR NATION'S FUTURE

253371
Date
15-Aug-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
59:23; b&w; sound; V-197 EA026; M89-17
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.
of communism must be stopped, even

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - SENATOR MIKE MANSFIELD INTERVIEW

253473
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:36; b&w; sound; V-180 AA281; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, who comments on Vice President Nixon's trip to South America and the riots that accompanied it. Responsibility for the riots is placed on communists. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Anti-communism

"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.
Anti-communism

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PANAMA / BUDGET

253478
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:22; b&w; sound; V-183 AA322; M89-17 Sen.
Description
George Smathers comments on the crisis in Panama over the Canal Zone and the progress being made with Panamanian leaders in Washington, D.C. He commends President Johnson for placing limits on the budget and federal spending. He responds disapprovingly to France's decision to recognize the communist government in China. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Anti-communism

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.
the threat of communism in Latin

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