Series
At Issue
Episode Number
24
Episode
The Railroad War
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-cr5n873v4q
NOLA Code
AISS
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Description
At Issue camera crews report, from on-the-screen, the raging dispute between labor and management in the Florida East Coast Railway strike in which violence and sabotage have erupted. The latest sabotage prompted President Johnson to call in the FBI to investigate. The Florida East Coast Railway dispute hinges on the agreement reached last year by all other railroads labor and management boards. The FEC was the lone exception in abiding by the pay raise, working condition contract. As a result, the union employees of FEC went on strike a year ago January, but FEC continued to operate. The Florida East Coast Railway, headed by board chairman Edward Ball, sing then has hired college students and other personnel, and has reported that the railroad is now operating more efficiently, making more money, and even if the unions wanted to come back on FECs terms the company doesnt want or need them. The national implications of the strike in Florida are significant. For the United States is facing the possibility of a nationwide strike this spring by the railroad unions over the controversial featherbedding issue. At Issue cameras examine the intense clash with reports and coverage from Jacksonville, Miami, Cape Kennedy, and New Smyrna Beach. At the Cape, construction activity has been hindered because of the FEC strike. Representatives of union and management involved in the FEC dispute are interviewed. The host is Trevor Armbrister, contributing writer for the Saturday Evening Post and author of a recent article about the dispute in that magazine Railroad That Defies the Union. The guests include George E. Leighty, chairman of the eleven non-operating unions involved in the FEC strike. Running Time: 29:0 (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
At Issue consists of 69 half-hour and hour-long episodes produced in 1963-1966 by NET, which were originally shot on videotape in black and white and color.
Broadcast
1964-03-16
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
News
Topics
Economics
News
Social Issues
Business
Transportation
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Executive Producer: Perlmutter, Alvin H.
Guest: Leighty, George E.
Host: Armbrister, Trevor
Producer: Zweig, Leonard
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047475-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047475-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047475-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047475-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047475-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access

Identifier: cpb-aacip-512-cr5n873v4q.mp4.mp4 (mediainfo)
Format: video/mp4
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Citations
Chicago: “At Issue; 24; The Railroad War,” 1964-03-16, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 21, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-cr5n873v4q.
MLA: “At Issue; 24; The Railroad War.” 1964-03-16. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 21, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-cr5n873v4q>.
APA: At Issue; 24; The Railroad War. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-cr5n873v4q