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Universal Newsreel

Universal Newsreel was a series of 7- to 10-minute newsreels that were released twice a week between 1929 and 1967 by Universal Studios. A Universal publicity official, Sam B. Jacobson, was involved in originating and producing the newsreels. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Universal Newsreel has hosted 93 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1933 Vignette. The year with the most events was 1964 with 16 events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 1937 with an average of 14,149 views per video. Most appearances with Dwight D. Eisenhower (9), John F. Kennedy (8), Ed Herlihy (8). Most common tags: American Presidents, Kennedy, John F., Eisenhower, Dwight.

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    Universal Newsreels on Cuba, 1959-1961

    This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban Revolution to the aftermath of the…

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    January 24, 1952, Universal Newsreel

    This 1952 Universal Newsreel includes four stories: Senator Estes Kefauver (D-TN) announces his candidacy for the Democratic…

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    March 12, 1964, Universal Newsreel

    This Universal Newsreel reports on an upset in the 1964 Republican New Hampshire primary, when Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge…

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    Bonnet in the Ring

    This newsreel covers Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME) announcing her candidacy for the 1964 Republican presidential…

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