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    1978 Film Energy: The American Experience

    This Energy Department documentary traces the history of sources of energy in the United States, from human and animal power, to steam, coal, electricity, oil, gasoline, and…

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    1964 Film The Middle East

    This Defense Department film is a history of the Middle East, with an emphasis on the Israel-Egypt conflict, Arab nationalism, Cold War issues, and the plight of Palestinian refugees.

    246 views
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    1963 Film Cuba: A World Verdict

    This 1963 U.S. Information Agency film traces the history of the Cuban Revolution from January 1959 through the Cuban Missile Crisis throurgh a variety of journalists from South America and…

    134 views
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    1965 U.S. Army Documentary Tried by Fire

    This 1965 U.S. Army documentary is narrated by actor Paul Newman and looks at the 1944-45 Battle of the Bulge, and the experiences of the 84th Infantry Division. The program includes…

    187 views
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    1974 Film The People and the Police: Oakland

    This 1974 KRON-TV program investigates the history of police brutality in Oakland, California, and documents a variety of efforts to reform the department, including the practice of audio…

    184 views
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    1950 Film Cuba: The Land and the People

    This 1950 educational film designed for the classroom surveyed the history, culture, economy, and geography of Cuba using maps, and a bus journey from one end of the island to the other.

    109 views
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    1947 Film Shipbuilders of Essex

    This 1947 film documents the work of traditional wooden shipbuilding in Essex, Massachusetts, by following the creation of the 65 foot fishing trawler “St. Rosalie” from…

    186 views
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    1965 Film The Wise Years Wasted

    In this 1965 Department of Labor film, television journalist Chet Huntley reports on the problem of employing older workers in an American society where technological and automation changes…

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    1963 Documentary Henry Ford's Mirror of America

    This documentary was compiled by the National Archives and the Ford Motor Company in 1963, and shows scenes of U.S. History, culture, industry and daily life between about 1915 and 1930. In…

    251 views
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    1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

    This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three days destroyed 484 homes, damaged 190 others, and…

    203 views
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    Spiro Agnew on Television News Bias

    Vice President Spiro Agnew addressed a midwest regional Republican party conference in Des Moines, Iowa, and argued that television network commentators were an unelected elite who were…

    173 views
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    1944 Documentary The Negro Soldier

    This 1944 documentary was intended to encourage African Americans to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. The film traces the history of African American contributions to…

    318 views
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    1936 Documentary On the Firing Line

    This 1936 documentary was made in cooperation with the National Tuberculosis Association to travel throughout the United States and portray efforts to combat tuberculosis and show gains…

    226 views
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    1964 U.S. Army Film Exercise Delawar

    This 1964 U.S. Army Big Picture film highlighted exercise Delawar, a United States-Iran joint armed forces combat readiness operation conducted in April 1964 when the nations were…

    235 views
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    1952 Film Your Social Security

    This 1952 film explained how the Social Security system works, including how to enroll in the program and how IBM punch card machines organize records.

    239 views
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    The Secret Service Story

    This 1953 short film showed the responsibilities of the Secret Service by depicting the activities of a new recruit as he learned about counterfeiting, self-defense, and the protection of…

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    1939 Documentary The City

    This 1939 documentary argued that modern cities had become unhealthy and that planned communities more like pre-industrial small-town America were preferable. The film was produced for…

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    1964 CBS Special on the Warren Commission Report

    The two-hour CBS News Extra, “November 22nd and The Warren Report,” was aired Sunday, September 27, 1964, a few days after the Warren Commission issued its report to the…

    422 views
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    1950 Documentary Oil Across Arabia

    This 1950 corporate film highlighted the development of Saudi Arabian oil fields and the Trans-Arabian Pipeline built from 1947 through 1950.

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    A Point in Time: The Corona Story

    This 1972 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documentary looks as the CIA’s Corona program, which produced the world’s first spy satellites. Topics included the creation of…

    325 views
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