KOOL-TV coverage documenting Carl T. Hayden’s Golden Anniversary dinner at the Hotel Westward Ho in Phoenix, Arizona on November 17, 1961. President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, and Arizona Governor Paul Fannin appear along with a number of other Arizona and national politicians. The event program, an index with time codes, and selected clips are also presented. These materials were digitized from 2" quad videotapes in February and May of 2015 with the generous support of the Luhrs Family Endowment.
Program documenting Carl T. Hayden's Golden Anniversary Dinner, including messages from John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower; resolutions declaring Carl Hayden Day in Phoenix and in Arizona; a biography of Hayden; a program of events; a menu; and the names of the individuals responsible for planning the event.
This index describes the content of the three 2" quad open-reel video tapes that the recordings in this collection were taken from, including relevant time codes.
This recording shows President Kennedy's arrival at Sky Harbor Airport; speeches honoring Hayden by various dignitaries, including President Kennedy, Vice President Johnson, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, and other senators; and performances by the Orpheus Male Chorus and the Ted FioRito Orchestra.
This recording depicts President Kennedy and Senator Hayden arriving at the Westward Ho in a motorcade.
This recording depicts First Lady Lady Bird Johnson arriving at the Westward Ho in a motorcade.
In this introduction, Vice President Johnson humorously discusses how Hayden's peers perceive him and shares several anecdotes about Hayden's political career.
In this speech, Hayden reflects on his career, including his election as Arizona's first Representative in 1912; his recollections of such prominent figures as Governor George W. P. Hunt and Williams Jennings Bryan; and advice he received, including a Maryland politician's caution against speaking on the House floor because "it will be printed in the Congressional Record and you can never get it out" and Senator Pat Harrison's instruction to "never talk when you have the votes." Hayden finishes his speech by introducing President Kennedy.
In this speech, President Kennedy describes his first meeting with Carl Hayden and praises Hayden's service as a legislator, specifically his work with water policy, participation in infrastructure and other projects designed to improve conditions in western states, and his outstanding representation of his constituency. He concludes his remarks by discussing America's role as a world power.