SCRANTON DENOUNCES RIGHT WING EXTREMISM - HD William Scranton makes a speech before the platform committee of the Republican Convention, calling the John Birch Society "alien to our shores" and "this weird presence in our society." He urges the committee to denounce the group by name in its platform. Scranton's supporters cheer; Barry Goldwater's sit silently.
Date: July 8, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:26:00, With Audio
LAIRD OPPOSE ANTI-JOHN BIRCH PLANK - HD Rep. Mel Laird of Michigan, chairman of the platform committee at the Republican Convention, rejects the proposal by anti-Goldwater forces to include a plank condemning the John Birch Society. He also rejects a proposal, apparently made by the right, that would question the Constitutionality of the newly enacted Civil Rights law.
Date: July 9, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:14:00, With Audio
SCRANTON KNOCKS GOLDWATER'S EXTREMIST SUPPORT - HD William Scranton hits Barry Goldwater for not denouncing support from the John Birch Society and blames his delegates for blocking an anti-extremism plank in the Republican platform.
He says Goldwater doesn't oppose an extremist takeover of the the party.
Date: July 12, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:56:00, With Audio
MAN RESIGNS FROM JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY An unknown man resigns from the John Birch Society: "Mr. [Robert] Welch has not given us the leadership which he was expected to, and since I have tried on many occasions to do my best...I have come to the conclusion that I have only one way and that is to resign."
BIRCH BAYH - HD Meeting of the 88th Congress. Indiana Senator Birch Bayh says: "In our American legislative process, you and each and every person that lives in America must realize that it is your responsibility...to help decide what steps we take in solving these important world problems." Note: Mastered currently in DVC PRO HD – 16 x 9 from film. Available in all HD and SD 4:3 formats.
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