Series
Perspectives
Episode
The American Conservative
Producing Organization
WNDT (Television station : Newark, N.J.)
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-r785h7cx44
NOLA Code
PERS
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Description
"This program examines the history, philosophy, and present position of the American conservative. Through film, interviews, and commentary, the program stretches across the spectrum of conservative thinking from Frank Meyer, a conservative philosopher who writes for the National Review, through Senator Leverett Saltonstall (R-Mass.) and Senator John Tower (R-Tex.) to Malcolm Moos, former assistant to President Eisenhower. In New York City's Federal Hall, host Clinton Rossiter - historian, philosopher, and professor of government at Cornell University - opens the program by tracing the history and position of the conservative from George Washington to Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. During Professor Rossiter's comments, viewers watch President Hoover speak at the dedication of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa, in August 1962. Columbia University Professor Alan Westin - the program's second host - describes the new surge in American conservatism in America's youth, and tries to pinpoint some identifying characteristics of the modern conservative. In separate interviews, Mr. Meyer, Senator Saltonstall, Senator Tower, and Mr. Moos answers questions on the position of the American conservative particularly in the areas of government fiscal policy, education and social welfare. Viewers also see films of conservatism in action - Senator Barry Goldwater at a Madison Square Garden rally of Young Americans for Freedom, a debate sponsored by the Young Americans for Freedom in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and a meeting of the Young Republicans of New York City. Noel Parmentel Jr., writer, conservative and outspoken critic of conservatism adds his comments on the right wing. Professor Rossiter concludes with an overview of the program. The American Conservative is a 1963 production of WNDT, New York City" (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
1 hour piece, produced by WNDT. It was originally shot on videotape.
Broadcast
1963-05-23
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Politics and Government
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
0:58:09
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Credits
Director: Myhrum, Robert
Guest: Parmentel, Noel, Jr.
Host: Westin, Alan
Host: Rossiter, Clinton L.
Interviewee: Saltonstall, Leverett
Interviewee: Tower, John
Interviewee: Moos, Malcolm
Interviewee: Meyer, Frank
Producer: Benjamin, James
Producing Organization: WNDT (Television station : Newark, N.J.)
Speaker: Goldwater, Barry
Speaker: Hoover, Herbert
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Duration: 0:58:09
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Duration: 0:58:09
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Duration: 0:58:09
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: Color
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2058434-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Color: Color
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Citations
Chicago: “Perspectives; The American Conservative,” 1963-05-23, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed February 22, 2020, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-r785h7cx44.
MLA: “Perspectives; The American Conservative.” 1963-05-23. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. February 22, 2020. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-r785h7cx44>.
APA: Perspectives; The American Conservative. 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-r785h7cx44