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Lists and transcripts 1973-1974

Scope and Contents note

Lists of questions asked, and transcripts of entire programs, arranged by physical form.
box 1, folder 1

General papers undated

Scope and Contents note

Account by Reagan and public broadcast schedule for 1973-1974 season.
box 1, folder 2

Lists of questions or topics 1973-1974

 

Loretto High School 1974 May 14

 

Rio Vista High School 1974 March 18

 

Pleasant Hill High School 1974 March 13

 

Stockton Unified School District 1974 February 26

 

Sacramento High School 1974 February 4

 

Oak Grove High School (San Jose) and Encina High School (Sacramento) 1974 January 7

 

Delta High School 1974 January 14

 

San Diego 1973 October 25

 

Orange County Schools 1973 October 16

 

Durham High and Chico Senior High 1973 October 3

box 1, folder 3

Transcripts 1973

box 1, folder 3

Eighth graders 1973 February 7

 

Rocklin School 1973 March 8

 

Sutter Junior High 1973 March 22

box 1, folder 4

El Camino High School 1973 April 12

 

Rio Americano High School 1973 April 26

 

Luther Burbank High School 1973 May 5

 

Summer school students, Sacramento area 1973 June 18

box 1, folder 5

Boy's State 1973 June 21

 

San Jose School District 1973 September 17

 

Rio Americano 1973 September 24

 

Videorecordings 1973-1974

Scope and Contents note

Videotapes of entire programs and of opening and closing credits sequences. Arranged by videotape format in three groups: one-inch videoreels, two-inch videoreels, and U-matic videocassette.
 

One-inch videoreels 1973-1974

tape 1

The Governor and the Students: Modesto City Schools 1973 January 29

Scope and Contents

Members of Modesto City Schools' Inter-High Student Council ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in the room where Reagan holds press conferences.
Sequence: This program has no clear-cut beginning and end. Content begins with Reagan's voice chatting off-air (00:26), visuals begin with view of students (00:35), and Reagan begins formal remarks (00:45) followed by a superimposed program title (00:50). First question, on capital punishment (02:20), last question, about abortion, is partially lost due to dropout (29:18), but picks up again (29:31). Reagan indicates program is over (30:35), but takes another question, but footage ends abruptly before he replies.
There are 30 seconds of color bars at beginning, then audio comes in before video. Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. Image and sound dropout from 00:29:18 - 00:29:32. Additional Title: Inter-High Student Council, 29 January 1973.
tape 2

The Governor and the Students: Pleasant Ridge Elementary School; The Governor's News Conference 1973 February 7

Scope and Contents

In the first program, students at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format. An extended segment in the middle of the videotape presents part of another student press conference with Reagan. In the second program, Governor Ronald Reagan fields questions at a press conference whose date is not indicated.
Sequence: PART 1, The Governor and the Students: Fade in to Reagan getting started with the students (01:03), program title is superimposed over image (01:12), first question, about education as a priority issue (01:19), closing credits for a different program, The Governor's Press Conference (28:40). PART 2, The Governor and the Students: Fade in to Reagan answering a question about the cost of the California governor's mansion (29:25), closing credits superimposed over post-taping activity including technician removing microphone from Reagan, Reagan chatting with students (36:11). PART 3, The Governor's News Conference: Opening sequence (38:27), empty podium, reporters chatting (38:53), Reagan walks to podium, begins speaking (39:18), first question, about the new study of the capitol reporting that it requires about $41 million to rebuild (39:43), closing credits (1:02:17).
Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape.
tape 3

The Governor and the Students: Rocklin Elementary School 1973 March 9

Scope and Contents note

Eighth graders from Rocklin ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions.
Sequence: Opening title sequence begins (00:47), program opens with Reagan's introduction (01:14), first question (01:33), program ends in mid-sentence (59:35).
Slate indicates 8-23-73 as recording date. Note on original container: "Recorded 3/8/73. First half hour shown 3/9/73."
tape 4

1973 March 29 (?)

tape 5

The Governor's Press Conference 1973 August 17

Scope and Contents

This is a press conference held by Governor Ronald Reagan at the state capitol in Sacramento. Produced by JRH and Associates, Inc.
Sequence: Slate (01:11), opening sequence (01:24), Reagan walks to podium and begins speaking (01:37), first question, regarding Watergate (01:54), last question, about budget negotiations (28:32), closing sequence (28:56). The program is followed by a short remnant taped at a different press conference, with comments about a budget surplus (29:43) followed by closing credits (30:26).
Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. Audio is muffled in last couple minutes. There is an additional minute or so of content after the credits.
tape 6

The Governor and the Students: Hiram Johnson High School (part 1) 1973 May 14

Scope and Contents

Juniors from Hiram Johnson High School, Sacramento, ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format.
Sequence: Part 1: Slate (00:57), opening sequence (01:15), Reagan introduces program (01:28), first question, concerning whether Reagan views Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco, as a major threat to Republican fortunes, closing credits (29:14).
Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tapes. Part 2 is on tape 7.
tape 7

The Governor and the Students: Hiram Johnson High School (part 2) (10) 1973 May 14

Scope and Contents

Juniors from Hiram Johnson High School, Sacramento, ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format.
Sequence: Part 2: Slate (00:22), opening sequence (00:38), Reagan introduces program (00:53), first question, about whether Reagan will ever go back to show business (01:15), closing credits (28:39).
Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tapes.
This item is available for viewing as part of Part 1.
tape 8

The Governor and the Students: Luther Burbank High School (11, 12) 1973 May 22

Scope and Contents

Juniors and seniors chosen from a variety of subject-matter classes at Luther Burbank High School ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions.
Sequence: PART 1: Opening slate (00:23), opening sequence (00:43), Reagan begins introduction (00:57), first question, about bombing in Cambodia (01:28), last question, about prison as punishment or rehabilitation (27:06), abrupt cut off in mid-sentence and closing credits (29:05). PART 2: Opening slate (30:36), opening sequence (30:55), Reagan begins speaking (31:09), first question, about guaranteed annual income (31:23), last question, about protection and public access to California's coast (58:12), fade-out in mid-sentence and closing sequence (59:11).
Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. The videotape label and slate for part 2 indicate that the program was taped on May 22, 1973, but the slate for part 1 provides a date of 9-7-73. This program appears to be the same as the program on tapes 69 and 73.
tape 9

The Governor and the Students: College of Marin (13, 14) 1973 June 11

Scope and Contents

Freshman and sophomores from the College of Marin ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format.
Sequence: PART 1: Slate (00:47), opening sequence with sound preceding image (01:01), Reagan introduces program (01:25), student corrects Reagan's mistake in name of college and then asks first question, about how much control the state should have over education, especially at community colleges (02:12), closing credits (27:31). PART 2: Slate (29:48), opening sequence (30:07), program begins as student is asking question about California state government's investments in South Africa (30:20), closing credits (59:06).
Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. The dates of these programs are somewhat uncertain. The slate for the first indicates the date as 6/11, while the slate for the second indicates the date as 1-2-74. The second program on this tape appears to be the same content as that on tape 38, though the format of the opening sequence and closing credits differ.
tape 10

The Governor and the Students: High Schools in San Jose 1973 September 17

Scope and Contents

Seniors from five high schools in San Jose ask Governor Reagan questions in press conference format.
Sequence: PART 1: Slate (01:01), opening sequence (01:21), Reagan introduces program (01:34), first question, about how Californians will benefit from the tax and expenditure limitation initiative (02:29), closing sequence (29:16). PART 2: Slate (31:00), opening sequence (31:24), Reagan introduces program (31:36), first question, about agricultural land planning in the context of California's population growth (31:54), closing credits superimposed over footage of Reagan and students (59:01).
Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. The date of these programs is not clear. The slate for the first show indicates the date as 9/17, while the slate for the second show indicates the date as 9/27/73.
tape 11

The Governor and the Students: Rio Americano High School 1973 September 24

Scope and Contents

Seniors from Rio Americano High School in Sacramento ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in an unedited, unrehearsed format resembling a press conference.
Sequence: PART 1: Slate (01:20), opening sequence (01:39), Reagan introduces the program (01:53), first question is asked, about Reagan's secret to success as governor and as a possible presidential candidate (02:24), closing credits (28:53). PART 2: Opening sequence (30:40), Reagan introduces the program (30:57), first question, about purchasing a jet airplane after Reagan had stressed budget discipline (31:16), closing credits (58:19).
Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape.
tape 12

GPS Master 1973 September 30

tape 13

The Governor and the Students: Durham and Chico Senior High Schools 1973 October 3

Scope and Contents

Students from two high schools in Butte County, Durham and Chico Senior High Schools, ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format.
Sequence: PART 1: Slate (01:21), opening sequence (02:53), Reagan introduces the program (03:08), first question, about the energy crisis and whether California will have the same problems that Oregon has experienced (03:31), closing credits (30:17). PART 2: Slate (33:00), opening sequence (33:20), Reagan introduces the program (33:39), first question, about what was done with the money from the federal milk reimbursement program (34:02), closing credits (1:01:24).
Jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. Audio levels are low.The tape also has remnants of earlier episodes of this television series, indicating that the tape was reused. The date these two programs were taped is not clear. They appear to be taped on the same day, but the slate for part 1 has the date 10/3 while the slate for part 2 has the date 11/8/73.
tape 14

Encina-Oak Grove, #17 A and B, time: 28:30 and 28:30 1974 January

tape 15

Delta, #18 A and B, time: 28:10 and 28:25 1974 January 14

tape 16

Sacramento High School, #19 A and B, time: 27:30 and 27:30 1974 February 13

tape 17

Pleasant Hill, 1st and 2nd half 1974 March 27

tape 18

Loretto High School, time: 28:30 and 28:25 1974 May 14

tape 19

Face the Students (Joe Holmes), show #6A and 6B, time: 27:10 and 27:30 1974 November 13

tape 20

Holmes-Land undated

tape 21

Holmes-Land undated

tape 22

Untitled undated

tape 23

Untitled undated

tape 24 (#6)

For GPC, Department of Motor Vehicles undated

tape 25

Senator A. Alquist, Report, time: 11:07 undated

tape 26

#15 and 16, McClatchy undated

 

Two-inch videoreels 1973-1974

tape 27

Joe Holmes (on the cover), time: 3:00 1973 April 19

tape 28 (17)

Press Conference (Show #7), Master, time: 28:00 1973 April 26

tape 29

Show #8 1973 April 26

tape 30

The Governor and the Students: High Schools in San Jose 1973 September 7

Scope and Contents

Seniors from five high schools in San Jose ask Governor Reagan questions in press conference format.
Sequence: Slate (00:29), opening sequence (00:46), Reagan introduces program (01:01), first question, about how Californians will benefit from the tax and expenditure limitation initiative (01:56), closing credits (28:43).
This program is a duplicate of the first program of The Governor and the Students: High Schools in San Jose (tape 10). Alternate Title: The Governor and the Students [San Jose, time: 28:36, 7 September 1973].
tape 31 (12)

Chico, time: A-27:05, B-27:40 1973 October 3

tape 32 (11)

The Governor and the Students: Rio Americano High School 1973 September 24

tape 33

The Governor and the Students: Opening sequence 1973 October 29

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the opening title sequences used for "The Governor and the Students."
Sequence data: Slate appears (00:53), opening title sequence begins (01:05), sequence ends (01:36)
tape 34

Time: 28:20 1973 November 28

tape 35 (21)

Holmes-Land, College of Marin (A), time: 26:50 1973 December 19

tape 36 (32)

The Governor and the Students: Jesuit High School 1973 December 19

Scope and Contents

This program features a group of honorary scholastic students at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. It was taped on location in one of the studios of Channel 10. A public safety announcement (PSA) about seat belts precedes the main program. Governor Reagan drives up to a sheriff who is standing along the road and talks to him through the car window. The sheriff thanks Reagan for wearing his seat belt. Reagan tells the sheriff how seat belts save lives, then turns to the camera and says, "Why don't you belt yourself." The sheriff turns to the camera and suggests that you "belt your wife or girlfriend--keep her alive too."
Sequence: seat belt PSA (00:23), opening title sequence (01:18), Reagan begins speaking (01:40), first question, about public aid to private schools (02:15), closing sequence (28:18).
Labels on the tape indicated that this tape concerned the College of Marin, 19 December 1973. While there is no introductory slate, Reagan's introduction details it to be Jesuit High. There is no confirmation of the date on the label.
tape 37 (25)

The Governor and the Students: Encina and Oak Grove High Schools (17A, 17B) 1974 January 9

Scope and Contents

This program features a combination of seniors from two schools, Oak Grove High School in San Jose and Encina High School in Sacramento.
Sequence: PART 1: Visual of Reagan talking to students, but no sound (00:00), black (01:06), introductory slate (01:12), opening title sequence (01:42), Reagan begins speaking (02:03), first question, about Watergate (02:37), closing sequence (28:42). PART 2: introductory slate (01:17), opening title sequence (01:38), Reagan begins speaking (02:00), first question, about oil drilling around Santa Barbara and the environment (02:23), closing sequence (28:44).
Two videotapes represent two different programs taped at the same location on the same day, identified on the slate as programs 17A and 17B, taped January 7. Labels on the tapes are January 9 and January 16, 1974, which may be the broadcast dates.
tape 38

The Governor and the Students: College of Marin? (part 2) 1974 January 9

Scope and Contents

This program features an unidentified group of students. It appears to have been taped in the studio at the state capitol. Tape labelling indicates this as College of Marin, but the introductory slate indicates only that it is the Governor and Students 6/11 number 14. Because the program cuts off some amount of the beginning, Reagan's introduction, during which he identifies the students to the audience, is missing. While the tape label lists the date as 9 January 1974, the slate suggests it is June 11.
Sequence: introductory slate (00:33), McGraw-Hill Pacific Productions slate (01:27), opening title sequence (01:38), program begins in the middle of a student asking Reagan a question (01:58), closing sequence (30:31).
To view the streaming video, see the link at Jesuit High School.
tape 39

Delta 18B, time: 28:28 1974 January 14

tape 40 (17B)

The Governor and the Students: Encina and Oak Grove 1974 January 16

Scope and Contents

See program 17A for a description and link to the streaming video.
tape 41 (4)

The Governor and the Students: Delta High School (18-A, 18-B) 1974 January 14

Scope and Contents

Juniors and seniors in a civics class at Delta High School ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format.
Sequence: PART 1: Slate (00:50), opening sequence (01:13), Reagan introduces as second of two programs with Delta H.S. (01:34), first question, about the smoking bill and student smoking on campus (01:49), closing credits (29:17). PART 2: Slate (01:07), opening sequence (01:29), Reagan introduces program (01:50), first question, about the US Supreme Court decision concerning search and seizure (02:33), closing credits (29:03).
Alternate Titles: Part 1: The Governor and the Students [Delta 18B, time 28:28, 14 January 1974]; Part 2: The Governor and the Students [Delta High School, 18-A, 23 January 1974]
tape 42 (3)

The Governor and the Students: Sacramento High School (part 1) 1974 February 4

Scope and Contents

This program features juniors and seniors at Sacramento High School in Sacramento. Two videotapes represent two different programs taped at the same location on the same day, identified on the slate as programs 19A and 19B, taped February 4. The label on the tape lists the date as February 4, 1974.
Sequence: PROGRAM 19A: introductory slate (01:13), opening title sequence (01:33), Reagan begins speaking (01:54), first question, about banning visitors to the state capitol due to seismic safety concerns (02:10), closing sequence (29:15). PROGRAM 19B: introductory slate (01:23), opening title sequence (01:44), Reagan begins speaking (02:05), first question, about Reagan's future political aspirations (02:18), closing sequence (29:34).
tape 43 (7)

The Governor and the Students: Sacramento High School (part 2) 1974 February 4

Scope and Contents

See the previous program for a description and link to the streaming video.
tape 44 (9)

The Governor and the Students: Mark Keppel High School 1974 February 8

Scope and Contents

Students from three government classes at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format. This program was taped in Los Angeles.
Sequence: Opening sequence (00:43), Reagan introduces program (01:04), first question, about the ignorance and apathy of students regarding world affairs (01:30), closing credits (28:11).
Alternate Title: The Governor and the Students [Mark Keppel School, A Master, time: 27:52, 8 February 1974]
tape 45 (1)

The Governor and the Students: Stockton Unified School District 1974 February 26

Scope and Contents note

Juniors and seniors at Edison, Stag, and Franklin high schools in the Stockton Unified School District asked about such polictical issues as the tuition increase at state colleges, gas rationing, the drinking age, women in politics, the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the state lottery, mental hospitals, the Peripheral Canal, and the desegregation lawsuit filed against a Stockton school. Before the program, a public service announcement on bicycle safety from the Office of Traffic Safety, State of California, features baseball player Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw Jr. riding a ten-speed bike.
tape 46 (8)

The Governor and the Students: Pleasant Hill High School (part 1) 1974 March 13

Scope and Contents note

Seniors at Pleasant Hill High School ask Governor Reagan questions about political issues in California in 1974. Before the program, a public service announcement on motorcycle safety from the Office of Traffic Safety, State of California, features Los Angeles Rams quarterback John Hadl holding a motorcycle helmet and urging students to wear a helmet all the time when they ride.
Sequence: PART 1 (22A): Slate (00:45), John Hadl motorcycle safety public service announcement (00:54), opening title sequence (01:18), Reagan introduces the program (01:39), first question (02:00), closing credit sequence (28:17).
Each videotape represents a different program taped at the same location on the same day, identified on the slate as programs 22A and 22B.
tape 47 (15)

The Governor and the Students: Pleasant Hill High School (part 2) March 1974 March 13

Scope and Contents note

Seniors at Pleasant Hill High School ask Governor Reagan questions about political issues in California in 1974. Before the program, a public service announcement on motorcycle safety from the Office of Traffic Safety, State of California, features Los Angeles Rams quarterback John Hadl holding a motorcycle helmet and urging students to wear a helmet all the time when they ride.
Sequence: PART 2 (22B): Slate (01:29), John Hadl motorcycle safety public service announcement (01:46), opening title sequence (02:12), Reagan introduces the program (02:30), first question (02:46), closing credit sequence (29:08).
Each videotape represents a different program taped at the same location on the same day, identified on the slate as programs 22A and 22B.
To view the program, use the link for Pleasant Hill (program 1).
tape 48 (38)

Rio Vista, time: 27:10 1974 March 18

tape 49 (23A and 23B)

Rio Vista, time: 26:45 1974 March 18

tape 50 (2)

Hi Band Color, time: 28:15 1974 April 19

tape 51 (5)

Hi Band Color, time: 28:12 1974 April 19

tape 52 (22)

Holmes-Land #22 1974 April 22

tape 53 (1A)

Car theft panel discussion (part 1) 1974 May 13

Scope and Contents note

Four men convicted of car theft in California are interviewed about their experiences stealing cars--how and why they did it, how they got caught, what prison is like, being on parole, as well as characteristics of various makes and models of cars. Their names are not known; it appears that they are introduced in the first few minutes of the program, during which there is no sound. This tape is part of the Governor and the Students video collection, but does not fit with that television series.
Sequence data: First image/no sound (01:19), sound starts (02:22).
tape 54 (2A)

Car theft panel discussion (part 2) 1974 May 13

Scope and Contents note

Sequence data: First image (01:17), ends in mid-sentence (33:09)
tape 55 (6)

The Governor and the Students: Loretto High School 1974 May 14

Scope and Contents

This program features freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior students at Loretto High School, a girls school in Sacramento. It was filmed on location at Loretto High.
Sequence: introductory slate (01:15), voice-over introduction (01:49), Reagan begins speaking (02:07), first question, about the lack of planning for the energy crisis despite warnings (02:53), voice-over closing (29:38), black (30:00).
tape 56

It's No Life For Nobody, Master, time: 30:00 1974 July 22

tape 57 (39)

Holmes-Land, #39, Petaluma, Show #1A, time: 26:43 1974 September 4

tape 58 (40)

The Governor and the Students: Petaluma 1974 September 4

Scope and Contents

Students from three high schools ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format. The students include (1) Petaluma High School student council members, (2) seniors from Casa Grande High School, and (3) ten top students and the student president of Rancho Cotate High School.
Sequence: Slate (00:44), opening sequence (01:47), Reagan introduces program (02:09), first question, about the construction of Melones Dam on the Stanislaus River (02:45), closing credits (29:12).
The opening sequence introduces this program as "Face the Students," described as "an unrehearsed, unedited dialog between California high school students and government leaders." Its format is otherwise identical to "The Governor and the Students." Additional Title: Face the Students: Petaluma.
tape 59 (33)

Show #2B, time: 27:40 1974 September 18

tape 60 (34)

Face the Students, Castro Valley High School, #2A (3), time: 27:50 1974 September 18

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: 84078_v_0001525
tape 61

Face the Students, Show #3B-Modoc and Orland, Master, time: 27:30 1974 October 9

tape 62

Face the Students, Show #4A, time: 28:00 1974 November 11

tape 63

Face the Students, Show #4B, time: 1 hour (28:03) 1974 November 11

tape 64 (35)

Face the Students, Show #6A, Galt, time: 27:10 1974 November 13

tape 65

Face the Students, Show #6B, time: 27:30 1974 November 13

tape 66

Face the Students, Show #13: Cozens, time: 28:30 1975 January 10

tape 67

Face the Students, Show #17, time: 28:30 1975 February 14

tape 68

Face the Students 1975 April 11

tape 69 (16)

The Governor and the Students: Luther Burbank High School (part 1) 1973 May 24

Scope and Contents

Juniors and seniors from a variety of subject-matter classes at Luther Burbank High School ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions.
Sequence: Part 1: Opening slate (00:46), opening sequence (01:06), Reagan begins introduction (01:19), first question, about bombing in Cambodia (01:50), abrupt cut off in mid-sentence and closing credits (29:28).
For part 2, see tape 73. This program appears to be the same as the program on tape 8.
tape 70 (18)

Holmes-Land, time: 21:50 undated

tape 71 (19)

Holmes-Land, interviews, time: 30:00 undated

tape 72 (23)

Holmes-Land, #23, time: 25:15 undated

tape 73 (30)

The Governor and the Students: Luther Burbank High School (part 2) 1973 May 22

Scope and Contents

Juniors and seniors from a variety of subject-matter classes at Luther Burbank High School ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions.
Part 2: Opening slate (00:30), opening sequence (00:45), Reagan begins speaking (01:00), first question, about guaranteed annual income (01:13).
For part 1, see tape 69. This program appears to be the same as the program on tape 8.
tape 74

Untitled undated

tape 75

Governor Ronald Reagan bill signing, time: 09:17 undated

Scope and Contents note

Footage of Reagan signing a bill concerning occupational health and safety. He says it will retain OSHA protections in state hands; it is a real getting together of labor and management.
Sequence data: Reagan speaks (00:35), Reagan signs (01:00), Reagan presents souvenir pens and bills (01:54), Reagan gets up from desk, formal session ends, views of people mixing (04:03), Reagan seated at desk for special photographs (05:37), Reagan makes "compulsive doodler" comment (05:46), Reagan remembers his time with Screen Actors Guild negotiating with producers in Rexall building (06:45), Reagan posed at desk (07:10), Reagan stands to leave and shakes hands (07:45).
tape 76

Untitled undated

 

U-matic videocassette undated

tape 77

San Diego, time: 28:30 undated