Description: Barney Frank at a press conference. He discusses the threat that the John Birch Society poses to rational politics. He quotes their opinion that America is being increasingly controlled by communism and on their attack on the genocide convention. He discusses Ray Shamie's connection to the John Birch Society, especially in the context of his campaign for the Senate, running against John Kerry. Frank mentions his relationship with Republicans and his fear of the effect far right wings groups, like the John Birch Society, are having on American politics.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 10/11/1984
Description: Elliot Richardson loses the Republican primary to replace Paul Tsongas Senate seat race to Ray Shamie. Overview of his career and why he doesn't fit in the new Republican Party. Footage of Richardson on the campaign trail and at the Republican National Convention, interview with Shamie, and Richardson campaign primary night party. Reporter voice-over through reel. Sound.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 09/19/1984