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: A mix of sound and silent footage of several labor union leaders endorsing Richard Nixon for president. Reel begins with silent b-roll footage of a man indoors at a podium speaking to a seated crowd with some shots of people in the audience. Followed by sound footage of parts of different Labor leaders' speeches. One speaker introduces himself as the New England Labor Coordinator for the reelection of President Nixon. Another speaker focuses on the idea that labor and the average working man usually vote for the democrat, but the Democratic party is moving away from their core values and people should vote for the man not the party. Speakers take questions from the audience.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 10/20/1972