Series
At Issue
Episode Number
25
Episode
Interview with Sargent Shriver
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-gq6qz23c7m
NOLA Code
AISS
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Description
30 minute piece, produced by NET and initially distributed by NET in 1964.
Washington, D.C..Sargent Shriver, director of the Peace Corps and the anti-poverty program, said tonight (Wednesday March 25) that only the President can answer whether he will continue to wear both hats in heading the two government jobs. Appearing on National Educational Television networks weekly program, At Issue, Mr. Shriver brushed off again speculation that he might be a vice-presidential contender for the Democratic Party ticket. Mr. Shriver said tonight he would not be available for higher duties. In the half-hour interview with Douglass Cater, national affairs editor of Reporter Magazine, Mr. Shriver discussed the various aspects of President Johnsons $962.5 million anti-poverty proposal, and refuted reports that bureaucratic infighting delayed getting the poverty message before Congress. Id like to scotch that rumor. There really wasnt much truth to that at all. In fact Ill say this even on the record, that there was just as much difference of opinion and argument, strenuous argument when we were trying to start this Peace Corps as there was in this recent effort, he said. The Peace Corps director stressed that the war on poverty program does not purport to be a total solution to every program in the United States. Mr. Shriver added that, positively speaking; the United States may well be the first huge nationin the history of mankind that actually has the capacity to eliminate grinding poverty. In reference to church-state conflicts in federal aid under the poverty program, Mr. Shriver, an active Catholic layman, believes the issue can be avoided because were not giving aid to parochial school education under this bill. Where we give aid to education, the aid will be given through the public school system. Where work is done, lets say after school in a public school like remedial reading, those classes we think could be open to people of all races and creeds on a non-discriminatory basis. The possibility that concentration on poverty at home may cause Congress to have less interest in foreign aid prompted Mr. Shriver to observe that It certainly wont come about so far as Im concerned, as long as Im still responsible for the Peace Corps, as well as the war against poverty. At Issue is being broadcast across the country on the National Educational Television network of 81 affiliated non-commercial stations. Alvin Perlmutter is the executive producer. Leonard Zweig is the producer. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
This program is a half-hour interview with Sargent Shriver, director of the Peace Corps, and more recently named by President Johnson to head the proposed Office of Economic Opportunity for the administrations $962.5 million blueprint to fight poverty package, and who turned the Peace Corps dream in to a fruitful accomplishment, also has been mentioned as a strong contender for the Democratic Partys vice presidential nomination. While the interview with Mr. Shriver will deal with the poverty proposal which includes a Job Corps of 100,000 men least fit for military service; work training for 200,000 men and women; the Volunteers of America group to fight poverty on the local level; a work-study program for college youths; and a community action program the interview also will probe his views on the problems in getting a new program started with respect to conflicts with Congressional and government bodies; the role of businessmen in government positions; and his political aspirations. Host and Interviewer is Douglas Carter, national affairs editor of Reporter Magazine, and author of the recently released book, Power in Washington. Running Time: 28:54 (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
1964-03-23
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
News
Topics
Economics
News
Employment
Politics and Government
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Executive Producer: Perlmutter, Alvin H.
Guest: Shriver, Sargent
Host: Carter, Douglas
Producer: Zweig, Leonard
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047442-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047442-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047442-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047442-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047442-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access

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Citations
Chicago: “At Issue; 25; Interview with Sargent Shriver,” 1964-03-23, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 24, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-gq6qz23c7m.
MLA: “At Issue; 25; Interview with Sargent Shriver.” 1964-03-23. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 24, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-gq6qz23c7m>.
APA: At Issue; 25; Interview with Sargent Shriver. 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-gq6qz23c7m