Filter by

Motion Pictures


Sorted by Most Recent Airing
Showing 1 - 20 of 131 Show 100
  • Hollywood Blacklist 70th Year Commemoration
    Last Aired

    Hollywood Blacklist 70th Year Commemoration

    In 1947, ten prominent members of the Hollywood film industry refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee on their suspected ties to communism. They were held in…

  • emCharlton Hestonem
    Last Aired

    Charlton Heston

    Marc Eliot talked about his book, Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the country.

  • Washington Journal Jeremy Barr Discusses Hollywood and the Democrats
    Last Aired

    Jeremy Barr on Hollywood and the Democratic Party

    Jeremy Barr talked about the relationship between Hollywood and the Democratic party. He spoke via video link from New York City.

  • 1973 Film emSoylent Greenem and the Environmental Movement
    Last Aired

    1973 Film Soylent Green and the Environmental Movement

    Professor Emilie Raymond talked about the 1973 film Soylent Green and how it reflected the contemporary environmental movement and fears about overpopulation.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
    Last Aired

    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “What is Hollywood’s influence on politics?”

  • Cass Sunstein Discusses emThe World According to Star Warsem
    Last Aired

    The World According to Star Wars

    Cass Sunstein talked about his book The World According to Star Wars, in which he discusses what can be learned about history, presidential politics, law, economics, and culture from the…

  • QA with Clifton Raphael
    Last Aired

    Q&A with Clifton Raphael

    Clifton Raphael talked about the award-winning documentaries his students have made, including several prize-winners from C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition.

  • Silent Film Industry in Santa Barbara
    Last Aired

    Silent Film Industry in Santa Barbara

    Neal Graffy and Michael Redmon talked about the American Film Manufacturing Company, also known as Flying “A” Studios, a studio that produced silent films in Santa Barbara, California from 1912-1921. The…

  • Prelinger Archives Part 1
    Last Aired

    Prelinger Archives, Part 1

    Founder Rick Prelinger talked about the Prelinger Archives in San Francisco, California, a collection of over 60,000 “ephemeral” (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films.…

  • Trial of Soviet Spy Rudolph Abel
    Last Aired

    Trial of Soviet Spy Rudolph Abel

    Scholars talked about the events surrounding the trial of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel and how accurately they were portrayed in Steven Spielberg’s film, Bridge of Spies. The film is the story of…

  • Diversity in History Films
    Last Aired

    Diversity in History Films

    Panelists talked about diversity in historical films. They spoke about to what extent there is a lack of diversity in historical films as well as how and why this issue should be addressed.…

  • History and Film
    Last Aired

    History and Film

    Ric Burns talked about how the public learns about history through film. Mr. Burns suggested that historical films can be powerful and compelling, but also limited in their portrayal of…

  • emThe Birth of a Nationem at 100
    Last Aired

    The Birth of a Nation at 100

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted the “BackStory with the American History Guys” radio program as they examined D.W. Griffith’s film The Birth of a Nation, originally released in 1915…

  • Early Motion Pictures
    Last Aired

    Early Motion Pictures

    Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress, toured the Library of Congress Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, and talked about the “Paper Print Collection,”…

  • emCelluloid Warsem
    Last Aired

    Celluloid Wars

    Professor Stephen Curley talked about his book, Celluloid Wars: A Guide to Film and the American Experience of War, about American cinema’s portrayal of war and its effect on people’s perception.…

  • emThe Hollywood Signem
    Last Aired

    The Hollywood Sign

    Leo Braudy talked about the history and iconic status of the Hollywood sign. He was interviewed at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for Book TV’s College Series.

  • QA Dick Lehr
    Last Aired

    Q&A with Dick Lehr

    Dick Lehr talked about his book, The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War, about the 1915 movie of the same title. The film by…

  • President Obama at the White House Student Film Festival
    Last Aired

    White House Student Film Festival

    President Obama hosted the annual White House Student Film Festival, which included short films made by K-12 students on the theme “The Impact of Giving Back.”

  • After Words Allan Ryskind
    Last Aired

    After Words with Allan Ryskind

    Allan Ryskind, son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Morris Ryskind, talked about his book, Hollywood Traitors: Blacklisted Screenwriters - Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler, about the…

  • April 1965 Universal Newsreel
    Last Aired

    April 1965 Universal Newsreel

    This April 8, 1965, Universal Newsreel is a report on the 37th Academy Awards and scenes of the Best Actor and Best Actress receiving their statuettes.

  • Load 20 More