Save the Capitol

253432
Date
30-Mar-78
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the "Save The Historic Capitol Night." It shows the interior of the old Capitol, along with such political figures as Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner, Attorney General Robert Shevin, Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter and Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. Produced by WFSU-T...
Video Details
9:08; color; sound; V-120 BA223; S.1239

Senator George Smathers Reports - J. Edgar Hoover Communism Interview

232413
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 fo...
Video Details
1:05; B&W; sound; AA276, M89-17

Senator George Smathers Reports - President Kennedy Assassination

232424
Date
1963
Collection
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 ...
Video Details
4:28; B&W; sound; AA317

Senator George Smathers Reports - Civil Rights

253451
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:33; b&w; sound; V-182 AA307; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains his decision to stop attending the White House breakfast meetings while discussions on the civil rights bill continue. He also details the methods that the Southern senators will employ to stall talks on civil rights legislation. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios...

Senator George Smathers Reports- US Capitol Building Restoration

253499
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains his opposition to funding the restoration of the west wing of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. He states that the Vietnam conflict demands top priority and recommends postponing the restoration project. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:27; b&w; sound; V-181 AA291; M89-17

Senator George Smathers Reports - Senator Stuart Symington

253489
Date
ca. 1958
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers interviews Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri, former director of the Strategic Air Command. Senator Symington responds to President Eisenhower's 1958 State of the Union Address. He asserts that the United States is falling behind the Russians in missile research, bomber an...
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA329; M89-17

Senator George Smathers Reports - America's Manned Space Program

253446
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:23; b&w; sound; V-183 AA320; M89-17
Description
Sen. Spessard Holland acts as host of Sen. George Smathers' television program. Renowned scientist Lloyd Brickner advocates the continuance of the Manned Space Program, specifically the "moon race." He details the space program's contributions to the fields of medicine, science, technology, military...

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 ...

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...
Video Details
28:07; b&w; sound; V-195 DA073; M89-17

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL

253441
Date
7-May-56
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:57; b&w; sound; V-182 AA313; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers asks voters to cast their ballots for him on May 8th in his bid for re-election as Florida Senator.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - AIRLINES STRIKE

253444
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:49; b&w; sound; V-181 AA297; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the effect that the airlines strike is having on Florida tourism. He discusses various legislative bills designed to prevent further transportation strikes. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - COMMENTS ON SOUTH AMERICA

253455
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the need to improve relations with South American countries through means of trade agreements, aid programs and foreign student exchange relationships. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
1:05; b&w; sound; V-180 AA279; M89-17

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 89TH CONGRESS

253463
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers details the accomplishments of the 89th Congress and briefly mentions Vietnam and his expectations of a successful, rapid victory there. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-181 AA301; M89-17

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RAILROADS

253483
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:58; b&w; sound; V-184 AA331; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers reports on the poor condition of America's railroad transportation system and the government's attempts to help stabilize it. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RETIREMENT

253485
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:27; color, sound; V-186 BA228; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers details the benefits of a bill he has introduced in the Senate. The bill will enable self-employed entrepreneurs to establish private pension programs and set aside money for their own retirement. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - AIR FORCE

253443
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:05; b&w; sound; V-184 AA333; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews General Curtis LeMay of the Air Force on military threat. LeMay discusses America's strategy for dealing with Russia's missile and air defense capabilities. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - BERLIN

253447
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Mike Mansfield on the subject of West Berlin. Mansfield responds to Nikita Khrushchev's warning that an American-led airlift into West Berlin will be grounds for war. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:24; b&w; sound; V-184 AA338; M89-17

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - STOKELY CARMICHAEL

253448
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers denounces Stokely Carmichael's statements persuading African-Americans to avoid the draft. He also mentions "professional agitators" who have made careers out of inciting riots and stimulating unrest in the South. The segment concludes with material on the Airlines Strike. Produ...
Video Details
4:47; b&w; sound; V-183 AA321; M89-17

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253450
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:40; b&w; sound; V-180 AA284; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the proposed civil rights bill. He mentions amendments that require states to obey federal court orders including those on desegregation. He also mentions amendments protecting voting rights. Smathers states that he will not vote for the civil rights bill and does no...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253453
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:41; b&w; sound; V-183 AA323; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the civil rights bill. He states that further civil rights legislation is futile, and that change will only come when people decide to think and act differently. He remarks on the recent attack by protesters on Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta. He comments specifically o...

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 - FOREIGN AID

253461
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:42; b&w; sound; V-184 AA330; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers discusses cuts to Foreign Aid legislation. He recommends assisting Latin America with their housing shortages. The segment also contains material on health care for the elderly and needy. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - FOREIGN AID/VIETNAM

253462
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:46; b&w; sound; V-181 AA299; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers answers questions regarding cuts to a foreign aid bill. He comments briefly on a tax cut initiative. He remarks on the situation in South Vietnam and praises Henry Cabot Lodge's recent appointment as ambassador to South Vietnam. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - SPESSARD HOLLAND

253464
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. Spessard Holland sits in for Sen. George Smathers on his television program and comments on international trade tariffs. He mentions airline strikes and how they are affecting Florida. He includes comments on his proposed bill for compulsory arbitration in the event of airline strikes. Produced...
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-180 AA286; M89-17

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - HOME BUILDING/FHA & VA HOME LOANS

253465
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-183 AA315; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on Florida's building and construction industries, second only to tourism in Florida's economic hierarchy. He notes a decline in Florida homebuilding in 1957 and mentions a bill he has introduced in the Senate that will improve and update FHA and VA loan programs. Produ...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - HOUSING AND AIRPORTS

253466
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA339; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains why he voted in favor of recent housing and airport construction legislation. Smathers explains that homebuilding is Florida's second greatest industry after tourism. He also details how federal aid for airport construction will boost Florida's tourism. At the conclusio...

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 com...
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-180 AA277; M89-17

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