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Collection Dates: 1961 – 1976
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of newsfilm clips from WRDW-TV in Augusta, Georgia. The clips date from 1961-1968, with additional footage from 1974 and 1976. Included is footage of Fort Gordon, Carl Sanders, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herman Talmadge, and several beauty pageants (including Miss America) and contestants.
Biographical Note: "[Lyndon B. Johnson] born August 27, 1908, Gillespie county, Texas, U.S., died January 22, 1973, San Antonio, Texas, in full Lyndon Baines Johnson, also called LBJ, [was the] 36th president of the United States (1963-69). A moderate Democrat and vigorous leader in the United States Senate, Johnson was elected vice president in 1960 and acceded to the presidency in 1963 upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. During his administration he signed into law the Civil Rights Act (1964), the most comprehensive civil rights legislation since the Reconstruction era, initiated major social service programs, and bore the brunt of national opposition to his vast expansion of American involvement in the Vietnam War."--"Johnson, Lyndon B." from Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, http://search.eb.com (Viewed February 8, 2010)
Extent: 213 film reels : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm.
Subject Headings: WRDW-TV (Television station : Augusta, Ga.);Augusta (Ga.);Fort Gordon (Ga.);Military bases--Georgia;Sanders, Carl, 1925-2014;Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002;Governors--Georgia;Politicians--Georgia;Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973;Presidents--United States;Vice-Presidents--United States;Politicians--United States;Miss America Pageant;Beauty contests--United States;Beauty contestants--United States;Broadcast journalism--Georgia--Augusta;Television broadcasting of news--Georgia--Augusta;Newsreels;Newsreels--Georgia--Augusta;News.
Cite Collection As: WRDW newsfilm collection, 1961-1976. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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