Agnew speaks at GOP Committee Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, November 13, 1969

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Introduced by Governor Robert Ray at the Mid-West Regional GOP Committee Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew articulates his dissatisfaction with the television medium and how newscasters are presenting the news. As a significant influencer on public opinion, Agnew highlights the difference in reaction to those who heard President Richard Nixon's speech on Vietnam themselves, versus those who heard about it from a news program. He closes by challenging newsmen to criticize themselves and encouraging the public to tell news stations to provide unbiased and objective stories.
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7 in; 00:27:56 hh:mm:ss; 1/4" open reel tape
Spiro T. Agnew papers
Series 5: Audiovisual Materials, 1945-1980, Subseries 2, Box 3, Item 30
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Fedora 2 PID: umd:734006; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/45357; Catalog Key: 244; Filename: histmss-076302

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