The Resource A different dominion : Virginia politics, 1965-1985 : the Republican renaissance, a production of Central Virginia Educational Television, (videorecording :)

A different dominion : Virginia politics, 1965-1985 : the Republican renaissance, a production of Central Virginia Educational Television, (videorecording :)

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A different dominion : Virginia politics, 1965-1985 : the Republican renaissance
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A different dominion
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Virginia politics, 1965-1985 : the Republican renaissance
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a production of Central Virginia Educational Television
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  • Virginia politics, 1965-1985 : the Republican renaissance
  • Republican renaissance
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eng
Summary
  • Six of nine total episodes in a series of interviews between political historian Jim Latimer (1913-2000) and Virginia Governors A. Linwood Holton (1923- ) and John N. Dalton (1931-1986). The discussions center largely on the two governors' political careers, and their roles in the emergence of the Republican Party as a viable force in Virginia after decades of dominance by the Democratic Byrd Organization. A planned conclusion to the series, featuring a discussion between Holton, Dalton, and Democratic Virginia Governors Charles Robb and Gerald Baliles, was prevented by Dalton's death of cancer in July 1986
  • Episode #2, "The Moon, the Mets, and Me": Includes discussion of Holton's educational background; naval service during World War II; early political influences and experiences; involvement in the growth of the Republican Party in Virginia; analysis of various Virginia and national campaigns, including his own runs for governor in 1965 and 1969; and wife Virginia "Jinks" Holton. Features Linwood Holton and Jim Latimer
  • Episode #3, "A New Air": Includes discussion of Holton's 1970 inaugural address, particularly his statement that "the era of defiance is behind us" and other remarks calling for improved race relations; the reactions of conservative Republicans to his progressive stance on race issues; his relationship with a majority Democratic General Assembly; reasons behind the selection of certain members of his administration; his decision to send his children to public schools while busing was in effect; and his own assessment of his performance as governor. Features Linwood Holton and Jim Latimer
  • Episode #6, "The Formative 50's": Includes discussion of the political career of John Dalton's uncle and adoptive father, Ted Dalton (1901-1989); the effect events in Little Rock, Arkansas, may have had on the Republicans' political fortune in the late 1950's; Richard M. Nixon's 1960 presidential campaign; and thoughts on Governor J. Lindsay Almond's decision to defer to high court rulings and end massive resistance. Features John Dalton, Linwood Holton, and Jim Latimer
  • Episode #7, "Goodbye Poll Tax, Hello GOP": Includes discussion of patterns of support in Virginia for Republicans in presidential versus state elections; the Democrats' contentious selection of Holton's opponent for the governorship in 1969; the effect the abolition of the poll tax had on Republican chances for electoral victory; and the importance of appealing to voters at the middle of the political spectrum. Features John Dalton, Linwood Holton, and Jim Latimer
  • Episode #8, "The Republican Decade": Includes discussion of Mills Godwin's decision to run for another gubernatorial term in 1973, this time as a Republican; how Virginia political history would have been different had J. Sargeant Reynolds (1936-1971) lived; John Dalton's successful campaign for governor in 1977; and the results of several state and national elections throughout the 1970's and early 1980's. Features John Dalton, Linwood Holton, and Jim Latimer
  • Episode #9, "The Enigmatic 80's": Includes discussion of Republican setbacks in the 1981 and 1985 gubernatorial elections, with Dalton and Holton both theorizing on what what went wrong with the two campaigns; suggestions for winning back middle-of-the-road voters; and prognostications for the 1988 presidential election and 1989 gubernatorial race. Features John Dalton, Linwood Holton, and Jim Latimer
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Funding information
This program was made possible by a grant from the Ethyl Corporation.
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A different dominion : Virginia politics, 1965-1985 : the Republican renaissance, a production of Central Virginia Educational Television, (videorecording :)
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The Library of Virginia does not have copies of episodes 1, 4, or 5
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
6 DVDs (ca. 30 minutes each)
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Due to preservation concerns and equipment limitations, patrons must use access copies (DVD copies of master tapes)
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Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation
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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.
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001560190
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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