Astrology

252885
Date
5/6/1977
Collection
Video
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews a local astrologer. The astrologer explains the difference between popular astrology and the "scientific" astrology that she practices. She discusses perceptions of alternative religions, as well as her background, her personal philosophies and organized religion. The segment ends with a tarot card demonstration. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
12:05; color; sound; V-187 BA236; S.1239
WFSU-TV

Dragons of Paradise-Part I

252789
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part one of a two-part program on Florida alligators. The film describes how the alligator survived for millennia, only to be hunted to near extinction in the 20th century. Several of Florida's authorities on alligators, including Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida, Tommy Himes, David Deets of the Florida Game and Fresh Fish Commission and alligator expert Ross Allen, provide enlightening information on Florida's most famous and least understood native resident. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
28:20; color; sound; V-216 EA039; S.1239
WFSU-TV

Garden of Eden

253143
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
WFSU-TV reporter Diane Hoffman interviews E.E. Calaway, author of "In the Beginning," who claims that Florida's Torreya State Park is the biblical Garden of Eden. Mr. Callaway recites passages from the Bible that describe the mystical garden and compares them to features along the Apalachicola River. He attests that two features of the landscape prove his claim. The first is that the Apalachicola River is the only river in the world with four heads. The second is the presence of the gopherwood tree, which Noah used to build the ark. According to Callaway, the Bible claims that both elements were unique to the legendary garden and they are unique to Torreya State Park. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
11:55; color; sound; V-189 BA262; S.1239
WFSU-TV reporter Diane

Sally Stevens- A Lady Cabbie

253534
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter conducts an in-car interview with Sally Stevens, an African-American woman, and Tallahassee's first female cab driver. Mrs. Stevens talks about her decision to become a cab driver, customer reaction and interaction, job risks and job satisfaction. The camera captures good images of Tallahassee's downtown area while she drives. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
3:45; color; sound; V-185 AA353; S.1239
true

Vibrations: Julian Bond/Frenchtown/Pitts & Lee March

232436
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage from WFSU-TV's "Vibrations" program. Interviewer Lucias Gant talks with Georgia Sen. Julian Bond about civil rights issues. There is additional footage of Sen. Bond giving a speech. There is interview footage with the Leon County Director of Community Improvement discussing the Frenchtown Improvement Project. Members of Tallahassee's Bethel Baptist Church march to the Capitol in protest of the wrongful imprisonment of Freddie Lee Pitts and Wilbert Lee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
24:11; color; sound; DA140
WFSU-TV

Angela Davis

232439
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Description
Civil rights leader Angela Davis speaks at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University's Black History Month convocation. Her remarks include statements on human rights, political prisoners, apartheid, education, health care, black poverty and the civil rights movement. There are several edits and some audio distortion. The film gives additional footage of Ms. Davis expanding on the topics from her speech. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
20:46; color; sound; DA095
WFSU-TV

Beekeeper

244978
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1970s / 12:25; color; sound; V-130 CA260; S. 1239
Description
In this film, beekeeper George H. Strickland of Sopchoppy is interviewed. Among the things discussed are hotwiring to keep bears out of the hives, using smoke to control the bees and techniques used in harvesting honey. Shown working with Strickland is Bernie Kemp, also from Sopchoppy. Produced by WFSU-TV.
WFSU-TV

Apollo and Gemini

252882
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows actual space footage, Cape Kennedy footage, and spacecraft construction footage. It shows a launch and a spacewalk. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
30:00; color; silent; V-128 DA065; S.1239
WFSU-TV

African-American Farmers

252869
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:25; color; silent and sound; V-218 CA315; S.1239
Description
This film features interviews and incidental footage of African-American farmers of the Tallahassee area. The farmers discuss their backgrounds and history working the land and living in the area. There is additional silent footage at the end of the film. Produced by WFSU-TV.
by WFSU-TV.

Archie Shepp

253501
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is interview and lecture footage of jazz saxophonist and social activist Archie Shepp at Florida State University. Mr. Shepp comments on jazz music trends, poverty, politics, civil rights, culture and society. The interview segment is conducted by newscaster Lucius Gant. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
15:40; color; sound CA309; S.1239
WFSU-TV

Governor Reubin Askew

253164
Date
1974
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Askew reflects on his first four years as Florida's governor. He expresses satisfaction with his accomplishments and attests that the experience has been one of significant personal growth. He thanks the people of Florida for their trust and cooperation. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
10:24; color; sound; V-189 BA270; S.1239
. Produced by WFSU-TV.

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-TV.
Video Details
9:08; color; sound; V-120 BA223; S.1239
WFSU-TV

Goodwood Plantation

253158
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Mr. Thomas Hood gives the history of Goodwood Plantation. The film shows the interior and exterior of the house. There is excellent footage of the fixtures and furniture. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
10:03; color; sound; V-133 BA205; S.1239
WFSU-TV

Jai-Alai

253271
Date
4-May-79
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, jai-alai players talk about the equipment used to play their game. A promoter explains how bets are placed and winnings are distributed. The film has additional footage of jai-alai players in action. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
11:35; color; silent and sound; V-191 BA297; S.1239
WFSU-TV

Bobby Bowden

232398
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
Football coach Bobby Bowden comments on his first season as head coach of Florida State University's football program. He shares his philosophy on coaching and comments on the hardships of the game on his family. He reflects on his early aspirations of playing and coaching football. The segment contains additional silent footage of the FSU football team practicing. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
13:53; color; sound; ca268, s. 1239
WFSU-TV

Jake Gaither

232399
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a tribute to Jake Gaither, ex-head football coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. It contains an interview with Coach Gaither at his home in Tallahassee, as well as some FAMU football footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
4:20; color; sound; aa265, s. 1239
WFSU-TV

Apalachicola River / Water Marks

232420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing, and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and the great seafood industry. Viewers see a black family pig farming and fishing upriver. The film addresses the issue of damming the river. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
29:15; color; sound; BA064, S. 828
WFSU-TV

Reverend C.K. Steele (Part I)

232431
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with a church function at which a variety of people speak. The Reverend C.K. Steele is in attendance but does not speak. There is footage of a demonstration outside the Capitol, and an interview with FSU President Bernie Sliger, who talks about Steele receiving his honorary doctorate degree from Florida State. Also included is footage of the ceremony at which Steele receives the degree. There is an interview with Steele at his home in Tallahassee. The film ends with segments of an interview with the owner of Speed's Grocery, who discusses racial concerns in Tallahassee during the 1950s and 1960s. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
11:13; color; sound; BA209
WFSU-TV

Riverboats

253421
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
<p>A retired riverboat pilot sits on his front porch and talks about the old riverboat days, including his experience on the <em>City Eufaula</em>, the <em>Callahan</em> and the <em>Chipola</em>.&nbsp;He describes the different parts of a riverboat using a large replica of the <em>City Eufuala</em>. He also mentions the <em>Mary</em>, a boat that he operated with his father and brothers on the Apalachicola River. Produced by WFSU-TV.</p>
Video Details
11:01; color; sound, V-243 BA370; S.1239
WFSU-TV

Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

253195
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Collins remarks on his relationship with the Rev. C.K. Steele and on Steele's efforts in the civil rights struggle. Gov. Collins discusses his own personal growth and changes in his philosophy concerning issues of race as a result of close involvement in the civil rights movement. There are a few rough edits in this film, but the overall aesthetic quality is excellent. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
10:00; color; sound, V-239 BA356; S.1239
WFSU-TV

Reverend Hudson - Reverend C.K. Steele Interview

253261
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee discusses the role that church life played in the struggle for desegregation. He comments that the church was the integral element in unifying all the disparate organizations in the civil rights movement and adds additional thoughts on the role of prominent leaders in those organizations. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
8:30; color; sound, V-239 BA333; S.1239
by WFSU-TV.

Parent Option/Bailey-Ervin Plan

253377
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
The Bailey-Ervin plan was an anti-integration proposal put together by State Superintendent Tom Bailey and Attorney General Richard Ervin. The plan was intended to encompass the two ideologies of segregation and free public schools. In this broadcast by WTBT-TV, John Evans interviews the two men. Ervin and Bailey express the belief that white parents should be given an option that allows them to send their children to private schools, using state subsidies, rather than sending them to integrated public schools.
Video Details
12:10; b&w; sound; V-151 S. 828
WTBT-TV

ERA Rally

253008
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has footage of a large pro-Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) demonstration at the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. The demonstrators, including Betty Friedan and Alan Alda, march to the Capitol. Governor Askew speaks to the demonstrators. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
4:00; color; silent; V-241 AA468; S.1239
to the demonstrators. Produced by WFSU-TV.

Art Cheek's Organic Garden

252943
Date
April/May 1975
Collection
Video
Description
Art Cheek describes the benefits of organic gardening, while sharing methods he uses to maximize vegetable yields in his 4,000-square-foot garden. This work film contains several segments that document the garden's evolution from seeded soil to a lush cornucopia. Also see BA279 & BA282. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
12:33; color; sound; V-190 BA281; S.1239
true

Florida State University History (Part 2)

253109
Date
circa 1975-76
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows FSU basketball, athletic trainer Don Fauls, football, theater, the Nuclear Science department, the golf course, an interview with Bobby Bowden, the radio station, fencing, Hugh Durham basketball camp, and Gov. Reubin Askew greeting King Hussein at the airport. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:45; color; some sound; V-133 CA253; S.1239
WFSU-TV

Gov. LeRoy Collins on Civil Rights

253194
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. LeRoy Collins reflects on the civil rights movement in an interview with a WFSU-TV reporter. He states that during his tenure as governor he felt that change had to come peacefully in order to be effective. He comments that his experiences with civil rights leaders and as Commissioner of the Community Relations Service convinced him that integration would have a positive impact on society. The segment ends with the former Governor commenting that his religious beliefs made him sympathetic with the civil rights movement and additional commentary on his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
8:35; color; sound, V-239 BA334; S.1239
WFSU-TV reporter. He states

Ralph Nader

232441
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:50; color; sound; AA469
Description
Activist Ralph Nader lectures at Florida State University's Ruby Diamond Auditorium on poverty, unemployment, and the influence of corporate interests on the governmental process in Washington, D.C. Produced by WFSU-TV.
, D.C. Produced by WFSU-TV.

President Nixon at Tallahassee Airport

232438
Date
October 28, 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with footage of spectators awaiting President Nixon's arrival at the Tallahassee airport. Secret Service officers inspect the stage, podium, and surrounding area. Air Force One lands and President Nixon, Governor Kirk, and Congressman William Cramer appear. President Nixon praises Judge Harold Carswell of Tallahassee for his courage and determination following the Senate's rejection of his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The President gives a brief speech on school integration, stressing the importance of equality in educational opportunities. After his speech, Nixon shakes hands with supporters, then boards Air Force One, where he pauses to raise joined hands with Governor Kirk and Congressman William Cramer. The film is silent except during the President's speech. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
12:08; B&W; silent and sound; BA261
FSU-TV

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
Miami TV station WTVJ...

Dragons of Paradise-Part II

252790
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part two of a two-part program on Florida's most recognized reptile. Part two deals with the results of human encroachment into the alligator's habitat. Concern for alligator population led to the addition of the alligator to the endangered species list. However, complaints of nuisance alligators and population growth caused them to be removed from the list after only few years of federal protection. John and Roland Denise, former poachers turned state-sanctioned "gator hunters," are shown on a hunting trip. Roland proudly displays a large axe he calls a "convincer" because it helps convince alligators to get into his boat. Ecologist Roy MacDiarmid of the University of South Florida and Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida scorn the Florida Game Commission's decision to allow the sale of alligator hides gathered by hunters. Produced by WFSU-TV
Video Details
30:15; color; sound; V-216 EA040; S.1239
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