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 - 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 - MOON RACE/ FOREIGN AID

253475
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:55; b&w; sound; V-181 AA298; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers responds to Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev's announcement that Russia is withdrawing from efforts to put a man on the moon. Smathers comments that America will continue working toward that goal. He also discusses a foreign aid bill. Produced by the Senate Recording Studi...

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...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY

253495
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:02; b&w; sound; V-182 AA310; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers speaks to John McNalton of the Defense Department about the Test Ban Treaty. McNalton also comments on deteriorating relations between the Chinese and the Russians, the Chinese nuclear program and anti-missile defense systems. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY

253496
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:43; b&w; sound; V-182 AA308; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the specific features of the Test Ban Treaty with Russia. He also states that the United States should do more to help eliminate Fidel Castro. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH

253498
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-181 AA294; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the need for a test ban treaty to preserve the world's environment from further nuclear weapons tests. The senator also comments on the upcoming civil rights march on Washington. Finally, Smathers discusses the possibility of a nationwide railroad strike. Produced by...

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 t...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - POLARIS MISSILE PROGRAM

253479
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-185 AA340; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers introduces Admiral Hayward of the US Navy. Sen. Smathers mentions an approaching deadline for decision in the Berlin crisis. The Admiral exhibits a detailed scale model of the Navy's new Polaris Missile Submarine. He calls the submarine America's biggest deterrent against Russia...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/ CIVIL RIGHTS BILL

253497
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-182 AA305; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the public accommodation section of the civil rights bill. He states that the US Constitution protects an individual's right to discriminate on their own property or in their own private business if they so choose. He also details the Test Ban Treaty with Russia and ...

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 ...

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