• Short Summary

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION HAD OPENED IN SAN FRANCISCO (MONDAY) WITH AN UPROARIOUS DEMONSTRATION OF RIGHT WING SENATOR BARRY GOLDWATER'S HOLD ON THE MAJORITY OF DELEGATES WHO ARE EXPECTED TO CHOSE HIM THIS WEEK AS THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWDS
    0.05

    2.
    CURTIS INTRODUCED (KEEP DOWN SOUND)
    0.20

    3.
    UP SOF: CURTIS SPEAKS: "MR. CHAIRMAN....." ENDS "....1960."
    1.10

    4.
    CROWDS (STILL SOF)
    1.13

    5.
    VOTE TAKEN: "ALL THOSE....." ENDS "...DEFEATED."
    1.31

    6.
    CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE COW PALACE.
    1.44

    7.
    SCRANTON INTERVIEW (UP SOUND ON FILM) STARTS: GOVERNOR, ARE YOU...." ENDS: ".....PLATFORM."


    8.
    GOLDWATER INTERVIEW (CAR) STARTS: "SENATOR, WHAT...." ENDS: "....LIKE I'VE ALWAYS BEEN."



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): CURTIS SPEAKS: "MR. CHAIRMAN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. YOU REPUBLICAN DELEGATES TO THIS CONVENTION AND REPUBLICANS EVERYWHERE... YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH. YOU ARE THE HOPE OF MANKIND. I SHALL VOTE "NO" ON THE SEARS SUBSTITUTE. AND I SHALL VOTE "AYE" ON THE ORIGINAL MOTION TO FOLLOW THE RULES OF 1960"



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 5): VOTING: "ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR SAY AYE... ALL THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO. THE NO'S HAVE IT. AND THE RESOLUTION IS DEFEATED."



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 7): REPORTER: "GOVERNOR, ARE YOU IMPLYING THAT SENATOR GOLDWATER IS INVOLVED IN SOME EXTREMIST PLOT TO TAKE OVER THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?"



    SCRANTON: "I'M NOT INVOLVING THE SENATOR DIRECTLY. BUT HE HAS NOT, AS YOU KNOW, DISAVOWED THE JOHN BIRCH SUPPORT THAT HE IS RECEIVING, TO THAT OF (GARBLED) HERE IN SAN FRANCISCO, WHICH HAS BEEN VERY STRONG INDEED; NOR HAS HE DISAVOWED THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONS OF THAT TYPE, INCLUDING THE JOHN BIRCHERS OF TAKING OVER THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. AS A MATTER OF FACT HIS LIEUTENANT ON THE PLATFORM COMMITTEE HAVE REFUSED TO PUT IN AN ANTI-EXTREMIST CLAUSE IN OUR PLATFORM."



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 8): REPORTER: "SENATOR, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS THIS MORNING ON THE LETTER YOU RECEIVED FROM GOVERNOR SCRANTON LAST NIGHT?"



    GOLDWATER: "I HAD NO THOUGHTS ABOUT IT."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK HIS FORCES HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A SECRET BALLOT ON THE NOMINATIONS THEY SAY THEY WILL TRY TO WIN?"



    GOLDWATER: "A SECRET BALLOT WOULD BE VERY UNDEMOCRATIC, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ELECTED THESE DELEGATES TO COME HERE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW HOW THEY VOTE. A SECRET BALLOT IN A GENERAL ELECTION IS FINE BUT A SECRET BALLOT AT A CONVENTION IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG. THEY WON'T GET THERE."



    REPORTER: "HOW DOES A CANDIDATE FEEL AS THE MOMENT OF DECISION APPROACHES?"



    GOLDWATER: "OH, I'M SCARED TO DEATH I GUESS... LIKE I'VE ALWAYS BEEN."




    Initials JNT/V/CR&MGT/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION HAD OPENED IN SAN FRANCISCO (MONDAY) WITH AN UPROARIOUS DEMONSTRATION OF RIGHT WING SENATOR BARRY GOLDWATER'S HOLD ON THE MAJORITY OF DELEGATES WHO ARE EXPECTED TO CHOSE HIM THIS WEEK AS THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.

    THIS FILM ROUNDUP COVERS THREE ASPECTS OF THE CONVENTION -- THE PARTY'S TWENTY EIGHTH.

    (A). THE SUPPORTERS OF GOVERNOR SCRANTON, LATE STARTER FOR THE NOMINATION WHO IS OPPOSING GOLDWATER AS A "MODERATE" CANDIDATE PROPOSED ON THE OPENING DAY THAT THE RULES BE CHANGED TO DENY SEATS TO DELEGATES WHO MAY HAVE BEEN CHOSEN IN AREAS WHERE THERE WAS RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. THE PROPONENTS OF THE RULE CHANGE RECEIVED COMPARATIVELY LIGHT APPLAUSE -- AND SOME BOOS. BUT SENATOR CARL CURTIS OF NEBRASKA, A GOLDWATER SUPPORTER WHO OPPOSED THE CHANGE RECEIVED AN UPROARIOUS RECEPTION AND WHEN THE PROPOSAL WAS PUT TO VOICE VOTE IT WAS BURIED UNDER A ROAR OF "NO'S".

    (B) GOVERNOR SCRANTON INTERVIEWED.

    (C) SENATOR GOLDWATER INTERVIEWED. (IN CAR).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAM1VBM4AQIGNBHCUVKEYQB7RP
    Media URN:
    VLVAAM1VBM4AQIGNBHCUVKEYQB7RP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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