University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 69

Production title: [President Reitz talks about non-commercial television.]

Production date: ca. 1960

Total running time: 00:13:50

Black and white / sound

Derived from 16 mm film.

Available in VHS, S-VHS, DVD, and Sony DV-cam.

Part of Earl Jernigan's Film Archives.

President J. Wayne Reitz delivers a statement on the importance of non-commercial television from his office.  This is unedited film divided into two clips taken from two cameras.  The first clip was taken from a side angle camera and does not have sound.  In the second clip, Reitz faces directly into the camera and occasionally shifts direction to the side angle camera.  The sound track is contained on this clip.  However, the sound is very faint for the first 15 seconds.

Reitz speaks about the use of television in the classroom and in extension education.  He also stresses the need for public television as an alternative to commercial programming.  He mentions the founding of WUFT in November, 1958.  

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