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...
Video Details
28:17; B&W; sound; EA024

FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

245399
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the process...
Video Details
1960s/27:50; B&W; sound; V-68 DA004; S. 828

From Florida Trees

267756
Collection
Video
Description
The film begins with a brief history of the Florida timber industry, and the beginnings of the Florida Forest Service. It goes on to describe: the conservation movement; the pulp and paper mill revolution; alliances between mill owners and land owners; and the beginnings of timber as a crop. The fi...
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; s. 1851; V-253

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 gamb...
Video Details
1964/29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; S. 828

QUIET REVOLUTION

253413
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-110 CA247; S. 828
Description
This film begins with documentary footage of fires and arrests during race riots to illustrate the "revolutionary" atmosphere of 1960s. It then tells how Jacksonville's consolidated government is a quiet revolution that benefits everyone. The film definitely pushes the concept, but has good visuals.

BICENTENNIAL TAMPA

252897
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; V-27 AA056; S. 828
Description
Historic sites are shown in this public service announcement during the American Revolution Bicentennial. Viewers see Tampa Bay Hotel ( University of Tampa ) and a photo of Martinez Ybor. Sponsored by FDC and the Bicentennial Commission of Florida.

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT ON "MEET THE PRESS"

253172
Date
Jul-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; b&w; sound; V-83 CA186; S. 828
Description
On "Meet the Press," Gov. Bryant discusses states' rights, segregation, prayer in the schools, and Cuba and government policies related to it, including Cuban refugees. This film was shot in kinescope and includes a public service announcement for seat belts near the end. The program was shot in the...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION/ CUBA & US RELATIONS

253454
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-180 AA287; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments briefly on the tax cut and civil rights bills. He comments on prohibiting trade with Cuba and the possibility of employing Miami Cuban exiles at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

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

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.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - FLORIDA BARGE CANAL/ CUBA

253459
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the construction of the Florida Barge Canal and a groundbreaking ceremony in Jacksonville attended by President Lyndon Johnson. He mentions the Florida East Coast Railway strike. He also comments on an international ban on trade with Cuba. Produced by the Senate Reco...
Video Details
4:37; b&w; sound; V-180 AA288; M89-17

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.

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...

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 Ke...

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...

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 Fi...

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