SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - STUART SYMINGTON

253490
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30: b&w; sound; V-186 BA229; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Stuart Symington, former Secretary of the Air Force, regarding National Defense. Symington discusses meeting Lord Montgomery on a recent trip to Britain and states that America needs to update its air defense program to protect itself in the nuclear age. He also comments briefly on meeting Mayor Willy Brandt of West Berlin, Germany. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Brandt of West Berlin, Germany

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
West Berlin (Germany)

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.
West Berlin (Germany)

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