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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…

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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.

    226 views
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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…

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    1955 Film The Story of Hoover Dam

    This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project…

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    President Johnson's 1964 Acceptance Speech

    President Lyndon B. Johnson accepted the Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on August 27th, 1964. In his speech, President Johnson…

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    1963 Film The U.S. Army Unit Advisor in Vietnam

    This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his advisory work with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam from May 1962 to April 1963. American…

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    1968 Documentary The Mexican American: A New Focus on Opportunity

    This 1968 Office of Economic Opportunity documentary described a fact-finding trip by Johnson administration officials and efforts to assist Spanish speaking Americans as part of the War on…

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    1953 Documentary Your National Archives

    This 1953 documentary explained the activities of the National Archives and Records Administration, including how documents are cleaned, how records are organized, and what kinds of records…

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    1940 Documentary Washington Parade: The Archives

    Washington Parade: The Archives was a Columbia Pictures short subject documentary detailing the activities of the National Archives a few years after the building on Pennsylvania Avenue was…

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    The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed

    This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon.

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    Lyndon Johnson on Civil Rights

    Former President Lyndon Johnson gave a lecture at a 1972 Civil Rights symposium held at his presidential library in Austin, Texas. This was Lyndon Johnson’s final public speech…

    686 views
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    The Battle of San Pietro and John Huston

    Mark Harris, author of Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, talked about John Huston and The Battle of San Pietro, a documentary he made for the U.S. Army about a…

    411 views
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    Thunderbolt and William Wyler

    Mark Harris, author of Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, talked about William Wyler and Thunderbolt, a documentary Mr. Wyler made for the U.S. Army Air…

    299 views
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    The True Glory and George Stevens

    Mark Harris, author of Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, spoke about George Stevens and his film, The True Glory. Mr. Stevens was with the invading army on…

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    Your Job in Germany and Frank Capra

    Mark Harris, author of Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, talked about Frank Capra and his film, Your Job in Germany. This was a training film for U.S. troops…

    720 views
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    1936 Film You Can't Get Away With It

    This 1936 Universal News documentary chronicles the activities and methods of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). FBI director J. Edgar Hoover introduces the film.

    541 views
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    To the Fair!

    This 1964 film was commissioned by the New York World’s Fair Corporation, and follows a variety of people as they experience the fair’s exhibits in Queens, New York. The…

    449 views
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    Detroit: City on the Move

    This promotional film chronicles a time when Detroit, Michigan, was building, growing, and bidding to host the 1968 Olympic games. The films was sponsored by the city of Detroit and…

    423 views
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    1963 Interview with Malcolm X

    Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X was interviewed by sociology graduate student Herman Blake and professor John Leggett. Malcolm X argued against racial integration and discussed the…

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