President Kennedy at Democratic Fundraiser

232416
Date
1962
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; B&W; sound; DA034, S. 828
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.
for the National Democratic Party

President Kennedy on the Foreign Burden

232462
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:42; B&W; sound; V-196 DA074; M89-17
Description
President John F. Kennedy speaks at a Democratic fundraiser in Miami. The segment begins with a speech by Florida Representative Dante Fascell. Then, Senator George Smathers embarks on a lengthy speech during which the camera pauses several times. President Kennedy opens his speech with several jocular remarks about the poor quality of Senator Smathers' political advice. Afterward, he quickly focuses on the Space Program and the positive impact it will have on Florida's educational institutions, technological industries, and economy. He mentions the Alliance for Progress program and commends Senator Smathers for his intuitive concern for Latin America in the 1950s. The majority of Kennedy's speech is dedicated to America's role as guardian of freedom and democracy. The film ends with several silent clips of fundraiser attendees and the guests of honor.
Democratic Party

To Reach For Tomorrow

253576
Date
1968
Collection
Video
Description
This is a promotional film put together for Governor LeRoy Collins' 1968 U.S. Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War, and Governor Collins pleading to end it. From there it moves to the race wars going on in the United States, with footage of black slums in Miami, Florida. Collins speaks out against racism. There is testimony from supporters, such as Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Collins' mother and Ted Kennedy. There are shots of Senator John Kennedy and Governor Collins at the 1960 National Democratic Convention. The film shows a short segment on the 1964 Selma, Alabama demonstration, and Governor Collins' role as "peacekeeper." It shows family shots, with live footage of Governor Collins and his daughter, Darby, at Egmont Key.
Video Details
30:00; b&w; Sound; V-139 S. 828
National Democratic

Presidential Campaigning

253396
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:05; color; sound; V-168 S. 1239
Description
This is a compilation of film clips involving presidential candidates. The Republicans shown in the film are Richard Nixon, Paul McClowsky and John Ashbrook. The Democrats shown are: Shirley Chisholm; Bruce Harkey; Hubert Humphrey; Henry Jackson; Edward Kennedy; John Lindsay; Eugene McCarthy; George McGovern; Wilbur Mills; Edmund Muskie; George Wallace; and Sam Yorty. Some of the clips are silent. Shirley Chisholm talks about being an African-American female presidential candidate. She declares herself as the only "unbought and unbossed" candidate in the race.
National Democratic

JIM SMITH

253510
Date
1987
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:42; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
Description
After the election of Bob Martinez as governor, Jim Smith discusses his recent switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. Videotaped by Bradley White.
the Democratic Party to the Republican

"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.
abandon the Democratic Party

PRESIDENT JOHNSON AT PRESIDENTIAL DINNER

253393
Date
6-Mar-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; b&w; sound; V-69 DA035; S. 828
Description
This film was shot in Miami. Kate Smith is heard singing "God Bless America " and Ed Sullivan is seen briefly. Gov. Bryant introduces Sen. Spessard Holland, then introduces President Johnson. He tells several humorous anecdotes and praises Florida congressmen. He describes the Democratic Party's role in preserving American goals. He states his pledge to protect "the full constitutional rights of every American." He says that the federal deficit has been cut by 50 percent and taxes cut by $11.5 billion due to Sen. Smathers' efforts. He declares a "war on poverty." He says that the United States has the military might for defense of liberty. He mentions the start of the Cross Florida Barge Canal and the bombing of the Florida East Coast Railway that same day, saying that the FBI is on the case to find the culprits behind the bombing.
the Democratic Party's role

PRESIDENT CARTER IN TALLAHASSEE

253392
Date
9-Oct-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:27; color; silent and sound; V-210 DA082; S.1239
Description
This is a poorly edited film of President Jimmy Carter speaking to a gathering of Florida Democrats at the North Florida Fairgrounds in Tallahassee. Gov. Bob Graham, Reubin Askew, Sen. Claude Pepper and other Florida politicians are also present. The President's speech has several portions removed from it. The film contains additional footage of function attendees and performers prior to the President's arrival. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Democratic Party

FLORIDA GOVERNORS WITH PROMINENT POLITICAL FIGURES

253061
Date
1960s and 1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; silent and sound; V-208 BA318; S.1239
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.
National Democratic

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