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. Scenes include: riots in Panama over control of the Canal Zone, and footage of Fidel Castro shaking his fist and meeting with Russian leader, Anastas Mikoyan. Later, there is footage of an interview by Miami reporter, Dick Lobo, with Generalissimo, Raphael Trujillo, of the Dominican Republic. The segment on Venezuela includes 1958 footage of Vice President Richard Nixon's motorcade being stoned by angry protesters. There are a few brief scenes of Smathers meeting with Venezuelan President Bettencourt. There are brief shots of Haiti and Puerto Rico, including Smathers' meeting with the Haitian President. Senator Smathers comments that student exchange programs may improve relations with Latin America. Mr. Ferris closes the program with recommendations, such as: price stabilization measures; mineral quotas; market subsidies; and improved foreign aid. Produced by WCKT of Miami.
Video Details
28:07; b&w; sound; V-195 DA073; M89-17
United States-Foreign

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
United States-Foreign

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.
United States-Foreign

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - SENATOR MIKE MANSFIELD INTERVIEW

253473
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:36; b&w; sound; V-180 AA281; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, who comments on Vice President Nixon's trip to South America and the riots that accompanied it. Responsibility for the riots is placed on communists. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
United States-Foreign

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.
United States-Foreign

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RUSSIAN SPACE PROGRAM

253486
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:50 ; b&w; sound; V-180 AA289; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the establishment of a military government in the Dominican Republic. He explains his opposition to selling wheat to the Soviet Union. There is commentary on Russia's plan to put a man on the moon and America's determination to beat them to it. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
United States-Foreign

"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.
United States-Foreign

"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE

253021
Date
24-May-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:00; b&w; sound; V-215 EA037; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers appears on the "First Federal VIP" television show hosted by former Sen. Harry P. Cain. Their topic of discussion is US/Latin American relations. Sen. Smathers shares his opinions concerning aid programs, trade relationships and communist infiltration of Latin American countries. He explains plans for a Western Hemisphere International Court and an International Police Force in Latin America. He closes with comments on his Washington, D.C. meeting with Fidel Castro, who he hopes will effect some positive changes in Cuba. Produced by WCKT Miami.
United States-Foreign

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 if necessary. Mr. Freedman argues that, with proper handling, freedom can be returned in Cuba through negotiation and diplomacy.
United States-Foreign

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS/TEST BAN TREATY

253445
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-182 AA306; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews his sons Bruce and John Smathers. Bruce Smathers comments on the Alliance for Progress program and the success it is having in Argentina. He also praises the Peace Corps for their work in that country. John Smathers comments on the Test Ban Treaty with Russia and remarks on the US Navy, in which he is a cadet. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
United States-Foreign

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - MILITARY COUP IN SOUTH VIETNAM / DOMENICAN REPUBLIC / BERLIN

253474
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-184 AA326; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the military coup in South Vietnam and the assassination of Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem. He remarks that, "as far as he is aware," the CIA had nothing to do with Diem's assassination. The segment contains additional material on the State Department's refusal to recognize the junta government in the Dominican Republic, a decision Smathers disagrees with. He notes the threat of communism in Latin America and remarks on the tensions with the Russians over West Berlin. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
United States-Foreign

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S TRIP TO FLORIDA / LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS

253481
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:47; b&w; sound; V-181 AA295; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers details President Kennedy's Florida trip itinerary. He also comments on the Economics Conference in Rio de Janeiro and Argentina's plans to cancel its oil contracts with the United States. At the conclusion of the segment, he says that he would not accept the position as Senate Majority Leader if nominated due to disagreements with the presidential administration. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
United States-Foreign

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