The Resource A different dominion : Byrd-Howell : the independents, production of Central Virginia Educational Television Corporation, (videorecording :)

A different dominion : Byrd-Howell : the independents, production of Central Virginia Educational Television Corporation, (videorecording :)

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A different dominion : Byrd-Howell : the independents
Title
A different dominion
Title remainder
Byrd-Howell : the independents
Statement of responsibility
production of Central Virginia Educational Television Corporation
Title variation
Byrd-Howell : the independents
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Language
eng
Summary
  • An eight-episode series exploring the lives and careers of Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (1914- ) and Henry Howell (1920-1997), two men of divergent political leanings who both started their careers as Democrats and later ran as Independents. Featuring interviews of each man by political historian Jim Latimer (1913-2000), and panel discussions with Byrd, Howell, Latimer, and political reporter Charles McDowell. Produced by Central Virginia Educational Television for WCVE-TV Richmond in 1987
  • Episode #1: Includes discussion of the Byrd family's long history of public service in Virginia; family ventures in the newspaper and apple orchard businesses; Harry Byrd Sr.'s political career and legacy; visits by Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson to the Byrd home, Rosemont, in Berryville, Clarke County; and brief reviews of the career of Henry Howell and the appearance in the 1970's of a "Conservative Coalition" on the Virginia political scene. Features Harry F. Byrd, Jr., and Jim Latimer in a conversation taped at Rosemont
  • Episode #2: Includes discussion of Byrd's memories of life in the governor's mansion during his father's term; his education at the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia; his initial career in the newspaper business; his World War II service in the Navy and friendship with Armistead Boothe (1907-1990), later a political rival; and his early experiences as a senator in the General Assembly, including the story behind his signature on Governor William Tuck's (1896-1983) controversial "Anti-Truman Bill" and his own proposal of the Automatic Income Tax Reduction Law. Features Harry F. Byrd, Jr., and Jim Latimer in a conversation taped at Rosemont
  • Episode #3: Includes discussion of Byrd's appointment to fill his father's vacated U.S. Senate seat in 1965, and the obstacle of "the dynasty issue" in his subsequent campaign for election to the seat in 1966; massive resistance; his decision not to run for governor in 1961; his opposition to Governor J. Lindsay Almond's (1898-1986) sales tax bill of 1960; his unwillingness, bolstered by his father's advice, to assume role as head of the unofficial Democratic Organization; his decision to become an Independent in reaction to a February 1970 loyalty oath requirement by the Democratic State Central Committee; the rise of the "Conservative Coalition"; and his advice for state legislative office seekers. Features Harry F. Byrd, Jr., and Jim Latimer in a conversation taped at Rosemont
  • Episode #4: Includes discussion of Howell's initial engagement in politics, during the 1949 gubernatorial campaign of Francis Pickens Miller (1895-1978); his education at the College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia; his opposition to massive resistance; his lawsuit against Governor Mills Godwin (1914-1999) regarding federal impact funds; and his 1969 run for governor, including the famed "keep the big boys honest" campaign commercials and the "free spirit" speech he made upon his loss to William C. Battle (1920- ) in the Democratic primary. Features Henry Howell and Jim Latimer
  • Episode #5: Includes further discussion of Howell's "free spirit" speech, as well as discussion of his successful campaign to fill the seat of Lieutenant Governor J. Sargeant Reynolds (1936-1971) in 1971 and his subsequent performance in the office; analysis of his narrow loss to Mills Godwin in the 1973 gubernatorial race and solid defeat in the 1977 race; and assessment of the "Conservative Coalition." Features Henry Howell and Jim Latimer
  • Episode #6: Includes discussion of the 1949 gubernatorial campaign; the Virginia pattern of electing Republican presidents and Democratic governors; massive resistance; and Governor Almond's 1959 decision not to fight state and federal court rulings against school closing laws. Features Harry Byrd, Jr., Henry Howell, Jim Latimer, and Charles McDowell
  • Episode #7: Includes discussion of Governor Almond's belief that opposition to his sales tax bill was in retaliation for his refusal to prolong massive resistance; Mills Godwin's political evolution and move to the Republican Party; and several elections, including the 1966 U.S. Senate and 1969 gubernatorial races. Features Harry Byrd, Jr., Henry Howell, Jim Latimer, and Charles McDowell. Also incorporates footage from THE ALMOND YEARS, a 1962 documentary produced by WDBJ-TV Roanoke
  • Episode #8: Includes discussion of Byrd and Howell's individual decisions to leave the Democratic Party and run as Independents; the 1973 and 1977 gubernatorial races; predictions for the 1988 presidential race; and Byrd and Howell's choices for the most memorable moments in their careers. Features Harry Byrd, Jr., Henry Howell, Jim Latimer, and Charles McDowell
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Label
A different dominion : Byrd-Howell : the independents, production of Central Virginia Educational Television Corporation, (videorecording :)
Publication
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
8 DVDs (ca. 30 minutes each)
Governing access note
Due to preservation concerns and equipment limitations, patrons must use access copies (DVD copies of master tapes)
Immediate source of acquisition
Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation
Note
These DVDs (and VHS preservation copies, kept at the State Records Center) are copies of the master tapes, made by Guy Spiller, Richmond, in 2006.
Other physical details
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http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001562082
Terms governing use
Copyright is held by the Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation. These videos are to be used in the Archives and Manuscripts Room at the Library of Virginia for research purposes only and cannot be reproduced by the Library. Copies of the videos may be obtained from WCVE-TV by calling 804-320-1301.

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