There’s been lots of talk recently about Baltimore’s early involvement with the Civil Rights Movement and its lack of historical coverage. I need to revisit this film and see if there are any other copies out there in better condition. AND then find funding for photochemical preservation. :)
There are many reasons to love this 1959 short Disney film, but I would like to point out the poetic “sensitive television eyes” at 2:40ish, and then “temporary pictures” being synonymous with “video” from 7:39 to 8:06.
September 26, 1960 — Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon stand before an audience of 70 million Americans—two-thirds of the nation’s adult population—in the first nationally televised Presidential debate. This first of four debates held before the end of October gave a vast national audience the opportunity to see and compare the two candidates, and ushered in a new age of Presidential politics.