Gov. Farris Bryant Addresses Senate Commerce Committee

232423
Date
July 30, 1963
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Bryant addresses the Senate Commerce Committee in Washington concerning Senate Bill 1732 on rights and interstate busing. Bryant argues for the rights of property owners to discriminate against customers, that if customers have the right to choose which businesses they will use, then businesses equally have the right to choose which customers they will serve. Florida Senator Spessard Holland introduces Bryant to the committee, and Strom Thurmond, who sits on the committee, tells Bryant that he agrees with him. Produced by FDC.
Video Details
12:30; B&W; sound; BA151
United States Senate

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
United States Senate

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
United States Senate

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.
United States Senate

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.
United States Senate

U. S. SENATOR GARY HART

253594
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:30; color; sound; V-153 P93-013
Description
This video begins with Hart's plane landing at the Tallahassee airport. Sen. Hart addresses his supporters at the airport regarding his bid for president in 1984. A couple of minutes at the end of the film show voting polls in Tallahassee and people voting. Videotaped by Bradley White.
United States Senate

GOV. BOB GRAHAM'S SENATE RACE

253201
Date
1986
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:53; color; sound; V-154 P93-013
Description
This is footage of Bob Graham's victory celebration after his win over Paula Hawkins for US Senator. It starts with Graham and his family with reporters, answering questions about the future of the state and country. Next is his acceptance speech at his campaign headquarters. On the platform with Graham are Cabinet members Bill Gunter, Gerald Lewis and Doyle Conner. Not present, but congratulated by Graham, are Betty Castor and Bob Butterworth. Videotaped by Bradley White.
United States Senate

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - SENATOR BOB KERR INTERVIEW

253471
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:37; b&w; sound; V-180 AA280; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers speaks with Sen. Bob Kerr of the Senate Finance Committee on the topic of recession and unemployment. He comments briefly on the Cordell - Hull Reciprocal Trade Agreement. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
United States Senate

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PANAMA

253476
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:33; b&w; sound; V-183 AA319; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the developing tensions in Panama over disagreements in the Canal Zone. The segment also contains material on President Johnson and the legislative schedule of the Senate. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
United States Senate

THOSE WHO GOVERN

253563
Date
5-Sep-55
Collection
Video
Video Details
30:00; b&w; sound; V-196 EA023; S. 828
Description
David Brinkley introduces the show with a brief biography of Sen. George Smathers. The program includes an interview with the senator's parents in Miami, his office staff in Washington, DC, his wife at home and his children in Chevy Chase, Maryland. There is an interview with Sen. Smathers in his office at the Capitol in which he details his life prior to Washington and his decision to enter politics, including anecdotes of his first Congressional office bid.
United States Senate

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS

253442
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
18:18; b&w; sound; V-209 DA075; M89-17
Description
This film contains numerous segments from Sen. George Smathers' television program "Senator Smathers Reports." Arkansas Sen. John McClellan discusses a bill that would eliminate Labor Union racketeering. Sen. John Sparkman, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, comments on a new bill that will help stimulate the economy in Florida. In another segment, Sen. William Fulbright, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee, remarks on the struggle with Russia for control of Berlin. In the final segment, Sen. Smathers details legislation he will introduce in the upcoming Congressional session, including judicial reform, repealing a travel tax and social security revisions. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
United States Senate

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 on plans to close Sanford Air Force base. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
United States Senate

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