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Community Video
May 27, 2006 Pearl Jam
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Pearl Jam releases its first music video in many years under a Creative Commons license.
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Topics: music, music video, pearl jam, rock music
Short Format Films
Feb 21, 2006 Council for the Relief of Palestine Arab Refugees
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On the plight of Arab refugees from the Arab-Israeli war. Dorothy Thompson speaks on the refugee problem. Refugees live in tents in the Gaza Strip, are given blankets and food by Egyptian soldiers, and receive flour from UNICEF. A Lebanese priest conducts services. Refugees work as plumbers, carpenters, tailors, and shoemakers in the city of Jerusalem. Doctors vaccinate refugees against disease. Shows the squalid living conditions in refugee camps, starving children, and emphasizes the hopeless...
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Topics: Documentary, Palestine, Gaza, refugees
Short Format Films
Sep 16, 2005
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Short silent film produced by the Signal Corps of the Mississippi flood of 1927. Reel 1, flood waters rage through Illinois, carrying houses and debris. Kleinwood, La., is under water. Marooned families, their salvaged possessions, and livestock cling to levees. Sec. of Commerce Hoover meets Red Cross heads. Army troops load equipment on freight cars. Levees are reinforced at Baton Rouge. Coast Guard cutters and miscellaneous craft evacuate people and animals in La. Reel 2, Hoover and Sec. of...
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Topics: flood, mississippi river, disaster
Short Format Films
Jul 21, 2005
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Government propaganda film about the erection of the Berlin Wall. From the holdings of the National Archives.
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Short Format Films
Jul 21, 2005
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Likely the earliest film produced by a Native American. Preserved by the Library of Congress.
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Short Format Films
Jul 21, 2005 Albert Wagenknecht and others
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favorite 6
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This film was part of an effort by striking immigrant wool mill workers. Two of the seven reels from their efforts have been lost, however, "The Prologue", a dramatization about the lot of an immigrant family working in the mills, is complete. Production costs for the film were payed primarily by the American Communist Party. From the AFI/Thomas Brandon Collection at the Library of Congress, copied at 19fps from a 35mm print.
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Topic: labor
Short Format Films
Jul 21, 2005
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Early film starring Joseph Jefferson. Copied at 16 frames per second from eight 35mm prints preserved by the Library of Congress
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Short Format Films
Jul 21, 2005 Alice Guy Blache
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Family drama centering on Winifred's (Marion Swayne) illness from "consumption".
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Short Format Films
Jul 21, 2005 Lee de Forest
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The first presidential film with sound recording. Preserved by the Library of Congress from the AFI/Maurice Zouary Collection.
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Short Format Films
Jul 21, 2005 Lee de Forest
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Early sound film featuring comedian Eddie Cantor. From the AFI/Maurice Zouary Collection at the Library of Congress. Copied at 24 fps from a 35mm print.
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Topic: comedy
Animation Shorts
Jul 21, 2005 Max Fleischer
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Interesting animation by Max and Dave Fleischer in which the audience was to sing along with lyrics on the screen.
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Topics: animation, comedy
Short Format Films
Jul 21, 2005
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How the New Deal benefits African Americans. This version is prepared from the holdings of the National Archives. It is higher quality than the version in the Prelinger Collection as the source was 35mm with substantially less scratches and dirt. It does appear to be a bit dark, and perhaps loses some detail as a result. NAIL: 69.6 ARC: 12322
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Topics: African Americans, Great Depression
Animation Shorts
Jul 17, 2005
movies
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A cartoon in which Private Snafu, while drunk, reveals military secrets that allow the enemy to torpedo his ship. This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios - employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling's music....
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Topics: animation, comedy, WWII, Private SNAFU
Short Format Films
Jul 17, 2005
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Time lapse shot of the demolition of the Star Theatre in New York City. Produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company and preserved by the Library of Congress.
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Topic: actuality
Short Format Films
Jul 17, 2005
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Comedic short that pits a smoker against a tiny fairy, brought to life through early special effects. Preserved by the Library of Congress.
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Short Format Films
Jul 17, 2005
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favorite 37
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Short early clip from the Edison Manufacturing Co. featuring Native American Sioux Hair Coat, Last Horse, and Parts His Hair dancing. Copied at 18fps from a 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress.
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Topics: Native Americans, Edison
Short Format Films
Jul 17, 2005
movies
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favorite 6
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Advertising film hawking refrigerators. Copied at 24 frames per second from a 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress from the AFI/Eugene Kalinowski collection.
Topic: advertising
Animation Shorts
Jul 17, 2005
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An instructional film for the telephone using a combination of animation and live action. Produced by Max and Dave Fleischer. Copied at 24fps from a 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress, drawing from material from the AFI/Donald Nicol and AFI/Ahti Pataja Collections.
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Topics: animation, telephone, instructional
Short Format Films
Jul 17, 2005
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A bustling market of mainly Eastern European Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side of NYC on Friday morning, May 1st, 1903 . Copied at 20fps from a 35mm print preserved by the Libary of Congress.
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Topics: actuality, jews, nyc
Short Format Films
Jul 17, 2005
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Early advertising film made by the Edison Mfg. Co. Copied at 21fps from a 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress. Part of the AFI/Keane State College Collection.
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Topic: advertising
Short Format Films
Jul 17, 2005
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Early advertising film from the Edison Manufacturing Co. Copied at 26fps from a 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress.
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Short Format Films
Jul 17, 2005
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Documentary of the US efforts to take Italy by acclaimed director John Huston. The US Army which commissioned the film refused to show it because it was too honest in its portrayal of the high cost of battle and the difficulties faced.
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Topics: war, WWII, documentary
Short Format Films
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favorite 18
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The spunky Helen (Helen Holmes) is our hero as a telegraph operator at a remote location along a railroad. She dashes to the rescue when a train engine goes out of control. Part of a long running series, running between 1914 and 1917. Copied at 18fps from the Republic Collection at the Library of Congress.
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Topics: action, serial, railroad
Short Format Films
Jul 16, 2005
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favorite 7
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Policeman encourages street vendors to move on at a market in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Preserved by the Library of Congress from a paper print.
Topic: actuality
Short Format Films
Jul 16, 2005
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Short comedy that involves a contraption that makes and unmakes dogs. Restored from the Library of Congress' Paper Prints Collection.
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Topics: comedy, animals
Short Format Films
Jul 13, 2005
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A relatively sensitive story of a broken treaty between Native American tribes and the US by encroaching railroad men. The film was restored by the Library of Congress, copied at 18fps from a 35mm print. For more information see the film's IMDB.com entry .
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Topics: western, native american
Short Format Films
movies
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The corner of 23rd Street and 6th Avenue was renowned for its gusty breezes that might allow a man to catch a glimpse of a woman's stockings. In this staged scene we see Alfred Abadie, an Edison cameraman, and Florence Georgie strolling along when Georgie has a Marilyn Monroe type moment. This film was restored by the Library of Congress and was copied at 16fps from 35mm.
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Topics: Edison, silent
Feature Films
Jul 7, 2005 John Wayne
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John Wayne plays Quirt Evans, a gunslinger with a nasty rep who is injured and nursed back to health by a Quaker family.
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Topics: western, romance, John Wayne
Feature Films
Jul 5, 2005 Arthur Freed
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Brother and sister dancing duo Tom and Ellen Bowen (Fred Astaire and Jane Powell) travel to merry old England. There, against the backdrop of the impending wedding of royals, they go about the usual comedic pursuit of love. This film is probably most memorable for Astaire's dream sequence that has him dancing on the ceiling. The source is not of the best quality, with analog artifacts and blownout color. For more info on this film see its IMDB.com entry .
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Topics: musical, comedy, dance
Feature Films
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A documentary produced by the National Association For the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on the racial disparities in the education provided in South Carolina public schools. The film was produced by the NAACP in its drive to desegregate schools which ultimately led to the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown vs Board of Education. We are shown what "seperate but equal" means in the ramshackle conditions of many school, dozens of young children piling into cars, the...
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Topics: race, education, documentary
Feature Films
Jun 1, 2005
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favorite 277
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**This film contains extremely graphic scenes of human suffering, please exercise caution when viewing.** Compilation footage of Nazi concentration camps in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The footage was gathered by the US Department of Defense as part of the effort to conduct war crimes trials. This copy was dubbed from a video copy at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. National Archives Identifiers: ARC: 43452 NAIL: 238.2
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Topics: nazi, war, world war II, concentration camp
Feature Films
May 19, 2005
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Religious race film from Spencer Williams of "Amos N' Andy" fame. More info from the film's IMDB page .
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Topics: race, religion
Feature Films
May 18, 2005
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favorite 67
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The Blood of Jesus ( 1941 ) is a classic example of the " race film " genre of films by African-American directors and casts, geared exclusively for an African-American audience. This film, written and directed by Spencer William Jr. of the TV show Amos & Andy Show (who also played Razz Williams in the film), is a morality tale about a woman ( Cathryn Caviness ) who is accidentally shot to death by her husband. Facing death, she must choose between Hell , represented as urban...
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Topics: religion, race
Feature Films
May 11, 2005
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favorite 29
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Academy Award winning documentary on the pivotal naval battle of the war in the Pacific. Filmed while the attack on Midway Island was underway, standout director John Ford was actually injured during filming. More info on the film is available on its IMDB page . This version was produced from a video copy of a fair film transfer at the National Archives. NAIL: 80-MN-1433 ARC: 12870
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Topics: WWII, war, documentary
Classic TV
May 10, 2005
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April 14, 1954 Participants: Herman Talmadge, Governor of Georgia, interviewed by Larry Lesueur and Kenneth Crawford. Topics: Democratic Party, school segregation, and industrial progress in Georgia. Longines Chronoscope was a public affairs show in the early 1950's sponsored by Longines-Wittnauer Watch Company, who donated the archives to the National Archives and dedicated them to the public domain. A catalog of the series is available . NAIL: 200-LW-300 ARC: 95890
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Topics: segregation, Longines Chronoscope, politics, racism, civil rights
Feature Films
May 1, 2005 Arthur Freed
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Musical biopic on the career of pioneering Hollywood composer Jerome Kern. Starring June Allyson, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra
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Topics: musical, biopic, Jerome Kern, June Allyson, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena...
Feature Films
Apr 27, 2005
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Touching romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. Find out more about this film at its IMDB page .
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Topics: romance, comedy, pdmovies
Community Video
Apr 26, 2005 Alan Bushnell
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On Friday, September 12th, 2003 the DC Poets Against the War held a reading celebrating the release of their new anthology. The reading was held at the Provisions Library near Dupont Circle. http://www.dcpaw.org/
Topics: antiwar, poetry, indymedia, dc
Iraq War: Peace Movement
Apr 26, 2005 Alan Bushnell
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In March 2003, students from Edmund Burke School in Northwest DC staged a rally and street theater as part of the international Student Strike to protest the impending war in Iraq. Over twenty students took part in a "die-in" on the corner of Connecticut Ave and Upton St outside of their school. Students plastered the corner with signs and banners opposing war "Burke Students For Peace, Hate and Violence Must End" and "The Future Belongs to the Children and We Don't...
Topics: antiwar, student, indymedia, dc
The VHS Vault
Apr 26, 2005
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A short segment on the construction of the World Trade Center in New York City. It aired as part of the US Information Agency's program "Vision USA" (episode 6). Dubbed from VHS. ARC Identifier: 58975 NAIL: 306-V-6
Topics: wtc, nyc, construction
Universal Newsreels
Apr 26, 2005
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1/20/50 Texas - Restrictions are eased to permit the entry of Mexican farm labor for work. Under international agreement and contracts, once illegal entrants may now work for specified periods on valuable crops. Volume 23 Number 319
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Topics: immigration, mexico, labor
Universal Newsreels
Apr 26, 2005
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7/5/54 California - An intensive "wetback" round-up is the latest episode in the Immigration Department's incessant battle against migrant laborers who illegally ford the Rio Grande to work in the rich farm land around Stockton. Volume 27 Number 584
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Comedy Films
Apr 15, 2005
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Hilarious romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Russell is rough and tumble reporter looking to get out of the news racket by marrying and becoming a house wife after her divorce from newspaper publisher Grant. Just when she is about to leave town with her husband-to-be the still lovesick Grant drafts her to cover one final breaking news sensation. Along with plenty of laughs and fast paced dialog this film provides a witty and cynical look at news business. There is a...
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Topics: romance, comedy
Ourmedia
Feb 28, 2005 US Information Agency
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A segment on the construction of the World Trade Center in New York City appearing in the 6th episode of USIA's "Vision USA" series. The original production was done on 16mm film, this is an analog dub from a copy at the National Archives. Produced in association with Thomas Craven Film Corporation. NAIL 306-V-6 ARC 58975
Topics: World Trade Center, New York, nyc, construction
Iraq War: Peace Movement
Feb 18, 2005 Medea Benjamin
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In the aftermath of the Iraq War of 2003 a coalition of peace and social justice groups saw the need to form a center that, in partnership with Iraqi civil society, would keep track of the US occupation of Iraq. This piece is an effort to show a Western audience the realities on the ground in Iraq and to show the need for a center within Iraq that could provide them with ongoing information to be able to critically evaluate the occupation. This piece is made up of footage collected by two...
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Topics: Iraq, Middle East, War
Community Video
Jan 19, 2005 Clayton Edwards
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favorite 21
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Presents the story of the first Moon landing in July 1969. Depicts the principal events of the mission, from the launching through the postrecovery activities of astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins. Through television, motion pictures, and still photography, the program provides an "eyewitness" perspective of the Apollo 11 mission. HQ-194
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Topics: NASA, space, moon
Community Video
Oct 17, 2004 CBS Public Affairs
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L.A. Brophy and William Bradford Huie talk with Mr. Harding, Coordinator, Middle East Operations and Member of the Board of Directors, Socony-Vacuum and Arabian Oil Company, on Iranian crisis in the oil fields, effect upon the economy of the European nations and the U.S., Korean Conflict, and U.S. relations with other Middle Eastern countries. This show was produced on 09/28/1951 by Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co., Inc. as part of a public affairs series they sponsored. The show aired on CBS and...
Topics: oil, iran
Community Video
Oct 17, 2004 CBS Public Affairs
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William Bradford Huie and Harold Levine talk with Rep. John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) on senatorial campaign between him and Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (Republican, Massachusetts). This show was produced on 08/22/1952 by Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co., Inc. as part of a public affairs series they sponsored. The show aired on CBS and Longines-Wittnauer conveyed all rights to the U.S. Government on December 19, 1969. This copy was dubbed from a 3/4" video held at the National...
Topics: jfk, presidents
Community Video
Oct 17, 2004 CBS Public Affairs
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Senator Prescott Bush (R-CT) interviewed by Edward P. Morgan and Winston Burdett. Topics: Former President Truman's Labor Day speech attacking the Republican administration, the rise in interest rates, the cold war, and decisive issues in 1954 congressional elections. This show was produced on 09/09/1953 by Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co., Inc. as part of a public affairs series they sponsored. The show aired on CBS and Longines-Wittnauer conveyed all rights to the U.S. Government on December 19,...
Topics: politics, bush
Feature Films
Oct 15, 2004 Frank Capra
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WWII recruitment film aimed at African Americans. The film opens with an African American minister in church telling his flock why they should join the armed forces to fight the Nazis. We see historical re-enactments of African Americans as valued participants in US armed conflicts dating from the American Revolution. The balance of the film deals with the African American experience within the present war effort, the conditions of their living and training, with special attention paid to the...
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Topics: World War II, African Americans, war
Presidential Recordings
Oct 2, 2004
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Nixon press conference on March 24, 1972. The press conference opens with a question about the suspension of Paris Peace talks to end the Vietnam War. Nixon maitains that the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are not serious in negiotiations and using them for propaganda purposes. Other topics discussed include desegregation, the ITT scandal and inflation. From the Nixon Presidential holdings at the National Archives, identifier P-720312.
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Topic: Presidential Recordings
Source: Open audio reel
Community Video
Sep 14, 2004
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favorite 6
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US Army footage from Operation Baker of the 3rd BDE, 25th Infantry Division on 5/11/1967. Most of the silent footage shows foot soliders and tanks uneventfully on patrol. The latter part shows troops setting fire to civilian huts, shooting farm animals and putting Ace of Spades playing cards into the mouths of dead Viet Cong. Originally shot on film, dubbed from 3/4" video from the National Archives College Park facility. National Archives Information Locator Control Number:...
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Topics: vietnam, military, tanks