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
Washington (D.C.)

Ralph Nader

232441
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:50; color; sound; AA469
Description
Activist Ralph Nader lectures at Florida State University's Ruby Diamond Auditorium on poverty, unemployment, and the influence of corporate interests on the governmental process in Washington, D.C. Produced by WFSU-TV.
, D.C. Produced by WFSU-TV.

Senator George Smathers Reports - J. Edgar Hoover Communism Interview

232413
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers interviews FBI director J. Edgar Hoover regarding the threat of communism. Hoover states that communism is still as much a threat as ever and that the American Communist Party, part of an international criminal conspiracy, is committed to the overthrow of the government by force and violence. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
1:05; B&W; sound; AA276, M89-17
Washington (D.C.)

Senator George Smathers Reports - President Kennedy Assassination

232424
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers comments on the nation's great loss due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He recounts his close personal friendship with the president, calling him a great leader and a warm and tender person. He then praises President Lyndon B. Johnson and recalls his years of close interaction with him in the Senate. He details the personal characteristics that will make President Johnson an ideal president. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:28; B&W; sound; AA317
Washington (D.C.)

Senator George Smathers Reports - Civil Rights

253451
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:33; b&w; sound; V-182 AA307; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains his decision to stop attending the White House breakfast meetings while discussions on the civil rights bill continue. He also details the methods that the Southern senators will employ to stall talks on civil rights legislation. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Washington (D.C.)

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 and submarine production and military spending. He complains that more military development is needed, especially in the wake of Sputnik. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA329; M89-17
Washington (D.C.)

Senator George Smathers Reports - America's Manned Space Program

253446
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:23; b&w; sound; V-183 AA320; M89-17
Description
Sen. Spessard Holland acts as host of Sen. George Smathers' television program. Renowned scientist Lloyd Brickner advocates the continuance of the Manned Space Program, specifically the "moon race." He details the space program's contributions to the fields of medicine, science, technology, military strategy and diplomacy. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Washington (D.C.)

President Franklin Roosevelt's Inauguration

253395
Date
1941
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a military parade in Washington DC, followed by footage of Gov. Holland, Sen. Claude Pepper and Sen. Charles Andrews at Union Station. This is followed by what appears to be President Roosevelt's third Inauguration in front of the Capitol. There are no close-up scenes involving President Roosevelt. Gov. Holland speaks at a cookout in Broward County at the end of the film.
Video Details
10:00; color; silent; V-145 S. 828
Washington (D.C.)

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
Washington (D.C.)

Presidential Campaigning

253396
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:05; color; sound; V-168 S. 1239
Description
This is a compilation of film clips involving presidential candidates. The Republicans shown in the film are Richard Nixon, Paul McClowsky and John Ashbrook. The Democrats shown are: Shirley Chisholm; Bruce Harkey; Hubert Humphrey; Henry Jackson; Edward Kennedy; John Lindsay; Eugene McCarthy; George McGovern; Wilbur Mills; Edmund Muskie; George Wallace; and Sam Yorty. Some of the clips are silent. Shirley Chisholm talks about being an African-American female presidential candidate. She declares herself as the only "unbought and unbossed" candidate in the race.
Washington (D.C.)

HOME MOVIE

253241
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:17; b&w; silent; V-151
Description
This film has scenes of snow in the Washington, DC area.
Washington (D.C.)

HOME MOVIE

253247
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:28; b&w; silent; V-151
Description
This film shows a woman playing ball with a dog on the porch of a home. Then, it shows a little girl trying to get the dog to drink out of the birdbath. The remaining footage is of snow in the Washington, DC area.
Washington (D.C.)

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

253177
Date
2-Apr-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
32:15; b&w; sound; V-219 EA041; S. 828
Description
Tension mounts in this press conference when Gov. Farris Bryant declines to comment at length on the purpose of a secretive personal trip to Washington, D.C. He remarks on the use of the Florida National Guard in response to racial or civil unrest, construction plans for the Florida causeway and the success of the Florida Development Commission. Gov. Bryant also comments on the arrest of Elizabeth Peabody, mother of then-Massachusetts Gov. Endicott Peabody, for her participation in a civil rights march in St. Augustine. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
trip to Washington, D.C. He

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PANAMA / BUDGET

253478
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:22; b&w; sound; V-183 AA322; M89-17 Sen.
Description
George Smathers comments on the crisis in Panama over the Canal Zone and the progress being made with Panamanian leaders in Washington, D.C. He commends President Johnson for placing limits on the budget and federal spending. He responds disapprovingly to France's decision to recognize the communist government in China. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
leaders in Washington, D.C. He

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - AIRLINES STRIKE

253444
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:49; b&w; sound; V-181 AA297; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the effect that the airlines strike is having on Florida tourism. He discusses various legislative bills designed to prevent further transportation strikes. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Washington (D.C.)

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
Washington (D.C.)

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
Washington (D.C.)

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RAILROADS

253483
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:58; b&w; sound; V-184 AA331; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers reports on the poor condition of America's railroad transportation system and the government's attempts to help stabilize it. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Washington (D.C.)

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.
Washington (D.C.)

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.
Washington (D.C.)

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
Washington (D.C.)

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. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:47; b&w; sound; V-183 AA321; M89-17
Washington (D.C.)

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253450
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:40; b&w; sound; V-180 AA284; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the proposed civil rights bill. He mentions amendments that require states to obey federal court orders including those on desegregation. He also mentions amendments protecting voting rights. Smathers states that he will not vote for the civil rights bill and does not feel that any more legislation of that nature is required. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Washington (D.C.)

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253453
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:41; b&w; sound; V-183 AA323; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the civil rights bill. He states that further civil rights legislation is futile, and that change will only come when people decide to think and act differently. He remarks on the recent attack by protesters on Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta. He comments specifically on the open housing portion of the civil rights bill. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Washington (D.C.)

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION/ CUBA & US RELATIONS

253454
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-180 AA287; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments briefly on the tax cut and civil rights bills. He comments on prohibiting trade with Cuba and the possibility of employing Miami Cuban exiles at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Washington (D.C.)

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - SENATE MAJORITY LEADER EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN

253456
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen, Senate Majority Leader. Sen. Dirksen comments on his support for a Test ban treaty. He also comments briefly on Fidel Castro and the state of affairs in Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:43; b&w; sound; V-181 AA296; M89-17
Washington (D.C.)

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - FEDERAL AID FOR COLLEGES/ CUBAN TRADE EMBARGO

253458
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:39; b&w; sound; V-182 AA302; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers details the features of a bill that provides federal aid to universities. He responds to Fidel Castro's request for America to lift the trade embargo placed against Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Washington (D.C.)

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - FLORIDA BARGE CANAL/ CUBA

253459
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the construction of the Florida Barge Canal and a groundbreaking ceremony in Jacksonville attended by President Lyndon Johnson. He mentions the Florida East Coast Railway strike. He also comments on an international ban on trade with Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:37; b&w; sound; V-180 AA288; M89-17
Washington (D.C.)

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.
Washington (D.C.)

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.
Washington (D.C.)

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