Description: Governor Francis Sargent talking about a degree of skepticism across the country and mentions tapes (possibly referring to Nixon tapes?). Silent footage of Sargent and other men entering his office and standing behind a desk. Footage of reporters and others around the room. Mix of sound and silent.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 11/01/1973
Description: Interview with Frank Sargent, former governor of Massachusetts. Sargent speaks about family, privacy, administration, and the future. He discusses what makes a good campaigner versus what makes a good person in office.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 11/01/1978
Description: Press conference with Governor-elect Michael Dukakis, Governor Francis Sargent, and Lt. Governor elect Thomas O'Neill. Sound, but most of what is said is cut off by film cuts. This is 1 of 2 reels.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 11/07/1974
Description: Press conference with Governor-elect Michael Dukakis, Governor Francis Sargent, and Lt. Governor elect Thomas O'Neill, followed by a reporter standup. The reporter, Arch MacDonald, does two takes of the wrapup. Silent and sound footage of Dukakis, and O'Neill meeting staff and walking around the state building followed by reporters. Sargent, O'Neill, and Dukakis talking to each other and answering reporter questions. More footage of the press conference, Dukakis and Sargent answer questions. Mix of sound and silent. This is 2 of 2 reels.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 11/07/1974
Description: Governor Sargent at a press conference about new gun regulations that he is asking the state legislature to pass. Restrictions include a ban on certain hand guns, ban on some types of concealed hand guns, and an introduction of a training program for people wishing to obtain a license to own a gun. Sound. This is 1 of 2 reels.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 02/13/1974
Description: Silent footage of some guns on a board. Shots of people watching the Governor's press conference, and the governor speaking from different angles. Followed by sound footage outtakes from the Governor's press conference on the need for more gun control. This is 2 of 2 reels.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 02/13/1974
Description: Address by Governor Francis Sargent about the proposed repeal of the 1965 Racial Imbalance Act. Program includes analysis before and after the address. Reporter Ed Baumeister introduces Evening Compass topics. Louis Lyons gives brief overview of world news, including possibility of impeachment proceedings for President Nixon and possible succession of Vice President Gerald Ford; inflation and interest rates; debt ceiling. Ed Baumeister begins commentary for governor's address with brief history on 1965 Racial Imbalance Act; footage of supporters marching outside state house, footage of woman speaking on April 3, 1974 in opposition to mandated busing. Busing proponent student Autumn Bruce of Springfield addresses panel. Greg Pilkington and WGBH reporters discuss 14th Ammendment and racial imbalance in schools. Lyons provides commentary on upcoming presidential election. Arpad von Lazar of Fletcher School at Tufts University comments on Carnation Revolution in Portugal. von Lazar and Lyons discuss Revolution. David Wilson of the Boston Globe introduces Governor Francis Sargent's address regarding racial imbalance. Ed Baumeister introduces address and schedule for news coverage after. Governor Sargent addresses federally mandated busing in public address. Discusses equality, distribution of wealth, and failure to integrate and provide better education. Refuses to repeal Racial Imbalance Act in the name of moving forward with civil rights. Talks about expanding METCO program; creating magnet schools; expanding education budget. Following Governor's address, Baumeister, Pilkington, and Pam Bullard, discuss the governor's speech after the address.
Collection: Evening Compass, The
Date Created: 05/10/1974
Description: Story number #10378. Sound footage of a man at a news conference reading an endorsement of Michael Dukakis for governor. Cut to sound footage of an African American man endorsing Governor Sargent. Silent b-roll footage of the man at a podium endorsing Dukakis, while Dukakis sits off to the side. Silent b-roll footage of the Governor Sargent endorsement conference. Shots of table with several African Americans seated at it and people taking notes in the audience. Followed by sound footage of several of the African Americans seated at the table endorsing Governor Sargent as a strong advocate for the African American community. More b-roll of the Dukakis endorsement and sound footage of the man's endorsement of Dukakis. Focus of his speech is Governor Sargent's poor record on Senior Citizen issues.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 10/31/1974
Description: Story #9883. Statements by Father Robert Drinan, Governor Sargent Francis, special prosecutor for the Watergate scandal Archibold Cox, and Senator Edward Kennedy on President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon. Mary McKay interview with Father Drinan on the street. Drinan thinks that the pardon is in violation of the spirit of the United State Constitution. Governor Sargent, surrounded by news microphones, does not believe that Nixon should go to jail, but the implications of pardoning him for crimes that an ordinary citizen would go to jail for is concerning. Seated at a desk, Archibald Cox reads a statement in response to the pardon, and believes that it violates the principal of our government to pardon the President in advance of the Grand Jury Hearing. Interview with Kennedy on a pier. He comments on how pardon may signify a pardon for draft evaders, and is concerned that the pardon may have been done too soon.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 09/08/1974
Description: Silent footage of Governor Sargent speaking at a podium. Shots of the crowd and an African American choir singing. Sargent, a woman, and an African American man looking at photos in an exhibit.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 02/11/1974