Thursday, February 4, 2010

Richard Nixon gets Rowan & Martin on the Line (1973)

From the Video Description:

President Richard Nixon talks with Dan Rowan and Dick Martin from the popular television show, Laugh In. Nixon thanks the two men for a special skit they filmed for his private birthday party that had been held the previous day.

The skit was arranged by Nixon's friend Paul Keyes, who was a writer on Laugh In. It was Keyes who had gotten Nixon to make his famous appearance on Laugh In during the 1968 campaign, when he said the show's catchphrase, "Sock it to me?" The three men also discuss football, a particular enthusiasm of Nixon's.

Bob Hope phones Richard Nixon on His Birthday (1973)

CBS News Presents The Hippie Temptation (1967) - Footage Offline - 10/12/10

Universal Newsreel: HUAC Friendly Witnesses (1947)

Universal Newsreel: HUAC - Communist Penetration (1947)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Who's Who (1977)

The Pat Sajak Show with guest host Rush Limbaugh (1990)

From Wikipedia:

Two weeks before The Pat Sajak Show was canceled, on March 30, 1990, Rush Limbaugh (whose radio show had just recently been syndicated and was still largely unknown) made headlines when he guest-hosted the program, and in a departure from its regular format, entered the audience to get its response about a bill in Idaho allowing for abortion on which he had just commented. After a verbal confrontation with a boisterous angry woman in the audience ... Limbaugh addressed the camera and stated that he went into the audience in an attempt to show the viewing public that there was an underlying prejudice against him. Due to the constant heckling by audience members, Limbaugh decided to conduct his interview with Sydney Biddle Barrows in another studio.

After a commercial break, Limbaugh attempted to address the topic of affirmative action, but was heckled again by several male audience members calling him a "murderer" before he could make a point. Limbaugh sat silently with the camera focused on him for nearly a minute while audience members continued shouting phrases such as "You want people to die!" Limbaugh responded with, "I am not responsible for your behavior," and got an ovation from the remainder of the crowd, as the few dissident audience members continued to shout.

After another break, Limbaugh returned and conducted the final segment from an empty studio after the audience had been cleared. He stated that the audience was not "evicted from the studio" or "forcibly restrained from doing anything they did" and gave CBS credit for handling the situation in the manner it did.

Donahue/Pozner with guest Noam Chomsky (1992)