1938 Documentary The River

This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River Valley to the United States while arguing… read more

This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River Valley to the United States while arguing that poor farming and lumbering practices have resulted in destructive erosion, floods and poverty. This U.S. Government funded film won best documentary at the 1938 Venice Film Festival and was directed by Pare Lorentz. close

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1938 Documentary The River

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Program ID:
319301-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
No Location
First Aired:
May 19, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 1, 2014

Airing Details

  • May 19, 2014 | 6:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 24, 2014 | 1:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 25, 2014 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 2014 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2014 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2014 | 4:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2014 | 2:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2014 | 8:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3