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    John F. Kennedy Assassination

    A Universal-International Newsreel was shown of events in John F. Kennedy’s presidency and of events in Dallas, Texas, before and after his assassination. Scenes shown included…

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    John F. Kennedy Funeral

    Universal News newsreel footage was shown of scenes from President John F. Kennedy’s funeral.

    3,364 views
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    President Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act of 1964

    President Lyndon Johnson made remarks and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, 1964. He was seen giving pens to many in attendance, including the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.,…

    2,209 views
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    Bay of Pigs Invasion Newsreel

    Historic Universal Studios newsreel segments were shown of the aftermath of a failed 1961 invasion of Cuba by exiles who had attempted to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The…

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    1963 March on Washington

    A 1963 Universal International newsreel report on the largest peaceful demonstration in the history of the United States shows scenes from throughout the day. A short portion of a…

    1,770 views
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    Hindenburg Disaster

    This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the Zeppelin caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 35…

    1,585 views
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    State of the Union Address

    A Universal Newsreel included portions of President Kennedy delivering his first state of the union address.

    1,158 views
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    Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Wedding

    Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were seen leaving St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island, after their wedding on September 12, 1953. Guests were also…

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    Pearl Harbor

    The program featured a newsreel report on the December 1941 Japanese
    attack on the U.S. Navy’s Pacific fleet.

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    Book Discussion on Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral

    Newsreel footage of the historic match race between West Coast star Seabiscuit and Triple Crown winner War Admiral at Pimlico Race Course. 
    The audio does not include the track…

    451 views
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Early Political Career

    Newsreel coverage was shown of F.D. Roosevelt campaigning for the Democratic Party
    in the 1920s.

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    Friendship 7 Mercury Space Flight

    On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship 7. The flight lasted just…

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    President F. Roosevelt Speech: Brotherhood Day

    President Roosevelt spoke from his home in Hyde Park, New York, about the observance of Brotherhood Day. He urged Americans to dedicate themselves to the values that unite…

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    1952 Eisenhower Campaign

    Scenes were shown of General Eisenhower on a campaign speaking tour in the Midwest.

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    Universal Newsreel on Kennedy Assassination

    This is a 1963 Universal Newsreel film that was released soon after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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    1952 Republican Convention Newsreel

    Scenes were shown of General Eisenhower acceptance of the Republican nomination for the 1952 presidential campaign.

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    Thurgood Marshall Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

    A portion of a June 1967 Universal Newsreel about the nomination of civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court shows various clips of Mr. Marshall, including with…

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    Integration of the University of Mississippi

    In the fall of 1962, James Meredith became the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi. His enrollment caused a major confrontation between the Kennedy…

    379 views
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    Book Discussion on Cuban Missile Crisis

    Next, a ten minute Universal Newsreel from October 1962 on the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced the United States had discovered Soviet missile…

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