“A Friend of Presidents: Senator George A. Smathers” PBS Documentary
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PBS documentary “A Friend of Presidents – Senator George A. Smathers”
Watch the new PBS documentary, “A Friend of Presidents – Senator George A. Smathers” about the life and influence of UF Law alum George Smathers.
WPBT2’s new documentary explores the political life of the charming, tall and handsome, George A. Smathers. In 1951 Smathers was elected to the Senate, beginning his 18 year career representing Florida. He easily won friends and developed an inner circle that included Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.