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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips January 7, 1966

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Sound | 1966

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  •  Briscoe, 01/07/66: Harris County District Attorney Frank Briscoe in his office at the Harris County Courthouse. Briscoe unsuccessfully ran for congressional seat in 1966 before going on to practice law as a trial attorney. 
  •  Brown on Union Organ., 01/07/66: Hank S. Brown, chairman of the Texas American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) on Union Organization, describes plansn to expand the organization outside of Houston to the greater San Antonio area. AFL-CIO is a trade union center and the largest federation of unions in the country. 
    Brown on Labor Organ., 01/07/66: Brown continues to discuss labor organization
  •  Rockwell Speech, 01/07/66: Crowds wait outside the chemistry lecture hall at Rice University to hear George Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party. Only 400 of the 700 people who turned up were able to get inside. Rockwell’s Rice visit marked his first invitation to a Southern university. Two days later, Rockwell returned to the campus for a debate against Ben Levy, chairman of the Houston Socialist Forum, about antiwar demonstrators. While studying at Brown University, Rockwell began to argue against equality and integration. His anti-Semitic and racist political activism developed when he moved to San Diego at the beginning of the Korean War, becoming a full supporter of Adolf Hitler and Nazism, denying the Holocaust and eventually forming the American Nazi Party. On August 25, 1967, members of Rockwell’s party shot and killed him in front of a laundromat.  
  •  J. Keane Funeral, 01/07/66: Most likely the funeral service for Johnny Keane, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1961 to 1964 and the New York Yankees from 1965 to 1966. Despite the date of the segment, Keane died in Houston on January 6, 1967, not 1966.  
  •  Rockwell Speech at Rice, 01/07/66 
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This film from KHOU-TV Channel 11 in Houston contains a series of short news segments that would have aired as highlights to news stories. Many are silent and would have been voiced over by the anchorperson during a live broadcast. The titles for each segment are the originals created by KHOU-TV. The clips on this reel all date from January 7, 1966. This series includes images of Rice University students attending a speech by American Nazi Party founder George Lincoln Rockwell and an interview with Hank S. Brown, the Texas chairman of the AFL-CIO.
The digital preservation of this collection was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Many more films from the KHOU-TV Collection are available on the Houston Public Library Houston Area Digital Archives website.