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Gonzales Report [Vietnam; Easter Sunday]
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Identifier: e_hbg_0078
Title: Gonzales Report [Vietnam; Easter Sunday]
Description: Weekly public address from Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez to his constituents in Bexar County, Texas. After talking about Easter, the beauty of Southwest Texas and an appropriation bill for armed services, Gonzalez spends the rest of the program covering the Vietnam conflict, saying, "...The war in vietnam is one of the most confusing, one of the most puzzling, one of the most enigmatic and difficult to understand situations in the history of the country...It boils down to the essential question of having faith and trust in the sincerity and the devotion and the patriotism of the national leaders." He also talks about the changing role of the U.S. as a world leader, highlights that World War II never formally ended, questions the labeling of wars as big or small and mentions recording four programs discussing Vietnam more than two years previous [1964-1965]. Gonzalez acknowledges WOAI-TV, KENS-TV and KWEX-TV for providing airtime, and mentions a remaining San Antonio VHF station [KONO-TV?] that does not provide airtime for his weekly reports. Black and white picture with sound.
City: Washington (D.C.)
Country: United States
Date: 1967/03/22
Creator: Gonzalez, Henry B.
Source: Gonzalez (Henry B.) Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2004-127/331
Folder: 16
Format: Film negative
Size: 16mm
Duration: 13 minutes, 28 seconds