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 gamb...
Video Details
1964/29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; S. 828

FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

245399
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the process...
Video Details
1960s/27:50; B&W; sound; V-68 DA004; S. 828

Governor Charley Johns - LeRoy Collins

232388
Date
1954
Collection
Video
Description
This debate between acting Gov. Charley Johns and future governor LeRoy Collins was filmed from a television monitor (kinescope) and simultaneously broadcast throughout Florida on radio. Moderator Ralph Renick tries valiantly to manage a timer and buzzer mechanism as the candidates argue the issues ...
Video Details
42:18; B&W; sound; V-97; EA010; S. 828

Governor Haydon Burns--Robert King High Debate 1964 Number 1 (Part 1)

232457
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Robert King High of Miami. Issues of the day are argued in detail. Questions include the propriety of the "Negro Bloc Vote," reapportionment, changing the location of the state Capitol, and whether ...
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828

Governor Haydon Burns--Robert King High Debate 1964 Number 1 (Part 2)

232458
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Robert King High of Miami. Issues of the day are argued in detail. Questions include the propriety of the "Negro Bloc Vote," reapportionment, changing the location of the state Capitol, and whether ...
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828

FLORIDA AT THE WORLD'S FAIR

253037
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:32; b&w; sound; V-226 DA118; S. 828
Description
This is kinescope footage of WTVJ-TV's "FYI" program filmed on location at the New York World's Fair Florida Pavilion construction site. According to the script, the pavilion will feature "pretty girls, orange juice, jumping porpoises and all the other wonderful things that represent Florida." There...

FYI: SENATOR FROM PALATKA; B.C. PEARCE

253139
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:30; b&w; sound; V-88 DA052; S. 828
Description
This is a program in WTVJ's "FYI" series that shows B.C. Pearce, the senator from Palatka who called himself the "number one Porkchopper" in the Florida Legislature. It also has ads for Dade Federal Savings and Loan. The film profiles the senator as a business man and politician. It includes intervi...

MIAMI HITS A MILLION

253322
Date
8-Feb-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:27; b&w; sound; V-233 DA098; S. 828
Description
This is kinescope footage of a television program celebrating Miami's arrival at the one million marker in population. The program covers the entire history of Miami and its adjacent area. It contains loads of still images, as well as moving film of African-American laborers clearing mangroves at Mi...

PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 2

253400
Date
3-May-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
37:45; b&w; sound; V-31 and 32 EA003; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of the High headquarters on election night, including workers on phones and tabulating votes on a board. The same kinds of scenes are shown at the headquarters of state legislator Scott Kelly. High answers questions from reporters, and then Kelly does the same. High speaks again...

KEY WEST

253283
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:35; color; sound; V-47 CA027; S. 828
Description
This film tells the story of Key West, using old photos and drawings. It shows the Audubon House, describes the restoration movement, and shows various gardens and the Sidewalk Art Festival. The Conch Train comes by and viewers see Hemingway's house. A cigar maker, shrimp boats and deep-sea fishing ...

PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 1

253399
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Video Details
38:45; b&w; sound; V-31 EA002; S. 828
Description
Gov. Burns is seen campaigning. He comes and goes in a helicopter. Then, there is a cookout in his honor with lots of people wearing paper hats that say "Burns." A rock band is playing. Burns arrives and makes a speech. At one point, he poses with an American Indian and wears a Seminole hat. Sound b...

PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 3

253401
Date
May 7-16, 1966
Collection
Video
Video Details
35:00; b&w; sound; V-32 EA004; S. 828
Description
The location for this film is Kelly campaign headquarters. Sen. Kelly throws his support to Robert King High. High makes a speech of gratitude to Kelly. Another man speaks supporting High, followed by various crowd shots and lots of hand shaking. Next, High makes statements regarding an investigatio...

PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 7

253405
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Video Details
37:40; b&w; sound; V-105 EA008; S. 828
Description
Gov. Burns knocks his opponent High at a press conference, then introduces a new supporter. Next is Burns' "first speech of the second primary." This is followed by shots of politicians around big tables. Gov. and Mrs. Burns leave. Then the film shows a press conference concerning a labor dispute wi...

PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 4

253402
Date
May-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
33:58; b&w; sound; V-32 and 33 EA005; S. 828
Description
In this film, Newell C. Taylor denies charges (apparently made by Gov. Burns) of being "a gambler, a gangster, or whatever... and enriching High's campaign to the tune of $100,000." He states that he will start legal action against Gov. Burns. This is followed by another press conference (some retic...

PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 5

253403
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a press conference with Sen. Kelly and High discussing endorsement by US Rep. Adam Clayton Powell. Sen. Kelly states that High asked Martin Luther King not to come to Florida. Harry Arrington, accused of setting up Powell, denies involvement. Then, High gives an interview from the fr...
Video Details
34:50; b&w; sound; V-33 and 34 EA006; S. 828

PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 6

253404
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:00; b&w; sound; V-34 EA007; S. 828
Description
This film begins with scenes of Mayor Robert King High of Miami leaving his residence, with his wife at the polls, campaigning using a helicopter, and meeting school children and people on the street. Viewers see shots of the campaign assistant cameraman with High in various scenes. Polling places w...

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