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Would You Vote For a Woman for President? (1964)

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Institution: Northeast Historic Film
Collection: WCSH Collection
Identifier: 1619.0024
Item Record @ oldfilm.org

Running Time: 0m 54s
Source film: 16mm; b&w; sound
Year: 1964
Reporter: Lew Colby


On a rainy, January 1964 day in Portland, Maine, WCSH-TV reporter Lew Colby hit the streets with a camera crew and a microphone to address the pressing question of the day. After Maine‚Äôs own Republican Senator, Margaret Chase Smith, had voiced an interest in running for the presidency that year, the voting population was confronted with a startling potential choice: vote for a man … or vote for a woman!

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