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. Collin...
Video Details
30:00; b&w; Sound; V-139 S. 828

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

VIETNAM MEMORIAL

253598
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:09; color; sound; V-155 P93-013
Description
This film shows the dedication of the Vietnam War Memorial in Tallahassee. The video begins with a parade made up of several military organizations and supporters. There are quick shots of speeches being made at the Capitol and Gov. Graham placing a wreath at the memorial. It shows Vietnam veterans ...

GOV. HAYDON BURNS ROTC SPEECH AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

253190
Date
3-Feb-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:22; b&w; sound, V-233 CA298; S. 828
Description
Gov. Burns speaks to ROTC Cadets in Westcott Auditorium on the Florida State University campus on the responsibilities of citizenship and the importance of a strong military. He disparages draft dodgers and unpatriotic opponents of the Vietnam War for shirking their obligation to protect the country...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RECESSION/TAXES/VIETNAM

253484
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA327; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers responds to former President Truman's warning of an upcoming recession. He recommends suspending the Investment Tax Credit to help fund Vietnam War expenses. The segment ends with brief remarks on the open housing portion of the civil rights bill. Produced by the Senate Recordin...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - ELECTORAL COLLEGE, SOCIAL SECURITY

253457
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:25; b&w; sound; V-183 AA316; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the Supreme Court's refusal to review the constitutionality of the Electoral College voting system despite appeals from several states requesting that they do so. He calls the Electoral College system archaic and outdated. He also mentions a bill regarding Social Sec...

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 - 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 - 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 - BRUCE SMATHERS INTERVIEW

253487
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:47; b&w; sound; V-183 AA325; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews his son Bruce Smathers, future Secretary of State of Florida, on his career in the US Navy, underwater demolitions training and his future prospects for overseas deployment. He also comments on the conflict in Vietnam and America's obligation to support South Vietnam'...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - JOHN SMATHERS INTERVIEW

253488
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:32; b&w; sound; V-184 AA328; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews his son John Smathers regarding his tour of duty on a destroyer parked safely off the coast of Vietnam. John voices his support for the war effort and comments on the negative effects "Berkley-ites" and "Peaceniks" have on servicemen's morale when they exercise their ...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - VIETNAM

253500
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-181 AA290; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the need for compulsory arbitration in the airline strikes, Sen. Fulbright's foreign aid bill and an international ban on trade with North Vietnam. There are additional comments on the suspected mishandling of prisoners of war in North Vietnam. Produced by the Senate...

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...

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