WTVT Channel 13 - Pulse Featuring Jim Ruddle (Part 2, 1964)

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Here's Part 2 of Pulse, the nightly newscast of WTVT Channel 13 in Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida. This rare edition was transferred from the original 2" quad tape. Featuring Hugh Smith in Tampa, and future Chicago TV news anchor Jim Ruddle in St. Petersburg. Includes:

Hugh Smith, in Tampa, reading the following items:

- Governor-elect Haydon Burns hoping that State Legislature won't have to deal with reapportionment until after its regular session; he made this in response to prior day's comments from incoming Attorney General Earl Faircloth to the effect that the Legislature might not be legally constituted unless they deal with reapportionment issue before April; filmed comments from state legislators including Rep. Bill Basford of Jacksonville, Sen. Robert Williams of Jackson and Calhoun Counties, Rep. R.O. Mitchell of Leon County and Sen. Bill Young of Pinellas are shown as made in response to Faircloth's remarks

- Legislative Council Committee on Insurance holds public hearing on proposed legislation on insurance in Florida, with arguments pro and con heard over 21 pieces of legislation; homeowners concerned about proposal to bring title insurance companies under tighter control; film of hearing shown

- Boost to Florida Children's Commission, with State Sen. George Hollahan of Coral Gables leading a discussion by citizens advisory group about the commission's fate and future; the commission had been allowed to expire at the last legislative session when they failed to approve money for its operations ($125,000 operating budget over two years); an advisory committee headed by outgoing Governor C. Farris Bryant voted to restore their money

Back to Jim Ruddle in St. Petersburg, who reports on the following:

- State Cabinet accepts recommendation of building coordinator to have St. Petersburg's Mirror Lake area as site for proposed state office building; it won over two other five-acre tracts offered by Pinellas County (one in Pinellas Park, the other in Toytown area); State Senator Bill Young and Commmission Chairman John Bonzi(?) comment about the significance of the decision

Jim then previews the next story (about wrecker rates) before the coming commercial break.

Commercial: New Devon menthol cigarettes with 3-piece Keith filter - "Smoothest Menthol You've Ever Tasted" (voiceover by Norman Rose)

Sponsor billboard and brief commercial for Greyhound Buses - "Leave the Driving to Us"

This aired on local Tampa / St. Petersburg TV on Tuesday, December 15th 1964 during the 6pm to 6:30pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 04/26/2014

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Hugh Smith, in Tampa, reading the following items:

- Governor-elect Haydon Burns hoping that State Legislature won't have to deal with reapportionment until after its regular session; he made this in response to prior day's comments from incoming Attorney General Earl Faircloth to the effect that the Legislature might not be legally constituted unless they deal with reapportionment issue before April; filmed comments from state legislators including Rep. Bill Basford of Jacksonville, Sen. Robert Williams of Jackson and Calhoun Counties, Rep. R.O. Mitchell of Leon County and Sen. Bill Young of Pinellas are shown as made in response to Faircloth's remarks

- Legislative Council Committee on Insurance holds public hearing on proposed legislation on insurance in Florida, with arguments pro and con heard over 21 pieces of legislation; homeowners concerned about proposal to bring title insurance companies under tighter control; film of hearing shown

- Boost to Florida Children's Commission, with State Sen. George Hollahan of Coral Gables leading a discussion by citizens advisory group about the commission's fate and future; the commission had been allowed to expire at the last legislative session when they failed to approve money for its operations ($125,000 operating budget over two years); an advisory committee headed by outgoing Governor C. Farris Bryant voted to restore their money

Back to Jim Ruddle in St. Petersburg, who reports on the following:

- State Cabinet accepts recommendation of building coordinator to have St. Petersburg's Mirror Lake area as site for proposed state office building; it won over two other five-acre tracts offered by Pinellas County (one in Pinellas Park, the other in Toytown area); State Senator Bill Young and Commmission Chairman John Bonzi(?) comment about the significance of the decision

Jim then previews the next story (about wrecker rates) before the coming commercial break.

Commercial: New Devon menthol cigarettes with 3-piece Keith filter - "Smoothest Menthol You've Ever Tasted" (voiceover by Norman Rose)

Sponsor billboard and brief commercial for Greyhound Buses - "Leave the Driving to Us"

This aired on local Tampa / St. Petersburg TV on Tuesday, December 15th 1964 during the 6pm to 6:30pm timeframe." /> Share

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