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    President Truman on Equality

    In this 1947 Universal News segment, President Harry Truman spoke to a crowd of 10,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial to call for equality for all citizens.

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    1965 Universal Newsreel on Vietnam

    This 1965 Universal Newsreel was a six minute report on an attack by the Vietcong at Camp Holloway in Pleiku, Vietnam, which killed 8 and wounded 126 Americans.

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    "News in Brief" from June 1947

    This Universal “News in Brief” segment included three short news stories from June 1947. 3,000 seniors rallied in Washington, D.C., for a $100 monthly allowance for all citizens…

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    1959 Universal Newsreel Castro Triumphs

    The 1959 Universal Newsreel Castro Triumphs looks at culmination of the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel Atomsville U.S.A.

    This 1964 Universal newsreel shows a visit to a children’s exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in which kids learn about atomic energy and radiation.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on President Hoover Funeral

    This 1964 Universal newsreel is a report on the death of President Herbert Hoover, and his lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel Know Your Candidates

    A report encouraging citizens to vote and outlining the major ideas of Democratic Incumbent President Lyndon Johnson and Republican Senator Barry Goldwater.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Tokyo Olympics

    This 1964 Universal newsreel is a report on gold medals won by American athletes at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Khrushchev Resignation

    This 1964 Universal newsreel recaps the career of the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, who served from 1953 to 1964 and was replaced by Leonid Brezhnev.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Hurricane Hilda and USS Thresher

    This 1964 Universal Newsreel was a report on a hurricane hitting Louisiana and a U.S. Navy mission to photograph the remains of the USS Thresher, a nuclear submarine that was lost at sea on…

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on California Wildfires

    This 1964 Universal newsreel is a one minute report on wildfires that destroyed scores of homes in northern California.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Robert Kennedy

    A September 1964 Universal Newsreel highlighted Robert F. Kennedy’s run in New York for the Senate. Mr. Kennedy took up residence in New York in order to compete for the…

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Warren Report Release

    A Universal News report shows the September 24, 1964, delivery of the report of the President’s Commission to Investigate the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, headed by…

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    Universal Newsreel on 1964 Presidential Campaign

    A 1964 Universal Newsreel report on the opening speeches by President Johnson and Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ). Also included was a report on Hurricane Dora, which made landfall in…

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    1952 Universal Newsreel

    This Universal newsreel highlighted several major news stories from 1952, including the presidential race between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, the U.S. Navy’s use of guided…

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    1961 Newsreel on Soviet Nuclear Tests

    This 1961 Universal Newsreel highlighted Nikita Khrushchev’s announcement that the Soviet Union would resume testing the hydrogen bomb, and the American condemnation of that…

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    1967 Newsreel on Egypt and the United Nations

    This 1967 Universal Newsreel highlighted Egypt’s acceptance of a United Nations proposed ceasefire in the Six-Day War with Israel.

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    1945 Universal Newsreel on Japanese Surrender

    This 1945 Universal Newsreel showed the first pictures of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced the surrender of Japan to…

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    Universal Newsreel on Gulf of Tonkin

    This Universal Newsreel segment highlighted the U.S. response to an incident between the North Vietnamese Navy and the U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin, located off the coast of northern…

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    1962 Telstar Newsreel

    A Day in History. Telstar Brings World Closer was a 1962 Universal newsreel about the development and launch of the Telstar communications satellite.

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