Filter by

Reel America


Sorted by Most Recent Airing
Showing 1 - 20 of 372 Show 100
  • emTigers on the Looseem
    Last Aired

    Tigers on the Loose

    This 1965 U.S. Army film highlights the 10th Armored Division, known as the “Tiger” division. Narrated by actor Lorne Greene, the story is told in two parts primarily by the World War II veterans…

  • emMission Measles  The Story of a Vaccineem
    Last Aired

    Mission, Measles - The Story of a Vaccine

    This documentary details the history of the highly contagious virus that causes measles and the development of the measles vaccine in the 1950s and early 1960s. The pharmaceutical company…

  • emLyndon B Johnson Becomes President The Tragic Death of President Kennedyem
    Last Aired

    Lyndon B. Johnson Becomes President, The Tragic Death of President Kennedy

    This U.S. Information Agency short film describes the death and funeral of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963. It includes footage of President Lyndon B.…

  • Reel America emAmerican Illustratorem
    Last Aired

    American Illustrator

    This 1962 U.S. Information Agency film profiles illlustrator Norman Rockwell. Folk singer and songwriter Tom Glazer, who provides the soundtrack, visits Rockwell at his Stockbridge, Massachusetts…

  • emThe Crooked River Dies An Epilogueem
    Last Aired

    The Crooked River Dies, An Epilogue

    This documentary is an update to the 1966 film “The Crooked River Dies.” WKYC-TV Cleveland returned to the Cuyahoga River to see how things had changed in five years. The camera observes some progress, but the…

  • emThe Crooked River Diesem
    Last Aired

    The Crooked River Dies

    This 1966 documentary traces the 100-mile-long Cuyahoga River from its source to Cleveland, where it empties, polluted, into Lake Erie. It originally aired on WKYC-TV’s “Montage,” an…

  • emBrotherhood of Manem
    Last Aired

    Brotherhood of Man

    This animated film was sponsored by the United Auto Workers to promote racial tolerance. The story uses cartoon characters to represent prejudice and intolerance and argues that despite…

  • emWhat Makes Us Tickem
    Last Aired

    What Makes Us Tick

    This animated promotional film describes how a business incorporates and obtains the right to trade shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Commissioned by the stock exchange, the film…

  • emEducation for Deathem
    Last Aired

    Education for Death

    This World War II Walt Disney Studios animated short film lampoons the Hitler Youth, and is based on a book of the same title by Gregor Ziemer.

  • emHellBent for Electionem
    Last Aired

    Hell-Bent for Election

    This United Auto Workers animated campaign film for President Franklin Roosevelt was directed by Chuck Jones, who helped create Bugs Bunny and other characters for Warner Brothers, and later produced and directed “How…

  • em444 Days to Freedom What Really Happened in Iran  The Inside Storyem
    Last Aired

    444 Days to Freedom, What Really Happened in Iran - The Inside Story

    Narrated by actor William Shatner, this documentary chronicles the Iran Hostage Crisis from the hostage’s point of view, using interviews with former hostages and footage shot by Iranian…

  • emPat A Tribute to the First Ladyem
    Last Aired

    Pat, A Tribute to the First Lady

    This short film is a 1972 Republican National Committee tribute to First Lady Pat Nixon.

  • emThe Whole World is Watchingem
    Last Aired

    The Whole World is Watching

    This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic,…

  • emWinter Countem
    Last Aired

    Winter Count

    A “winter count” is a Plains Indian tradition of recording a tribe’s history with symbols drawn on buffalo hide or other material. In this short film funded by the U.S. Information Agency, Lydia…

  • emFallen Eagleem
    Last Aired

    Fallen Eagle

    This Lorillard Tobacco Company film profiles the Sioux people of the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. According to a 1952 advertising magazine, the company featured a Native American theme to…

  • emHopi Indian Arts and Craftsem
    Last Aired

    Hopi Indian Arts and Crafts

    This film about Hopi arts and crafts was made with the support of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Indian Affairs and the Museum of Northern Arizona. The documentary is one…

  • emApollo 12 Pinpoint for Scienceem
    Last Aired

    Apollo 12, Pinpoint for Science

    This NASA documentary tells the story of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the moon. Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad, command module pilot Richard Gordon, and lunar module pilot Alan Bean…

  • emA Hostage Reportem
    Last Aired

    A Hostage Report

    Freed hostage Colonel Thomas Schaefer gave a U.S. Air Force intelligence briefing on strategies he used to cope during his 444 days in Iran from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981.

  • Berlin Wall 1989 NBC News Special Reports
    Last Aired

    Berlin Wall 1989 NBC News Special Reports

    This series of NBC News special reports covers the breaking story of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. On that day a spokesman for East Berlin’s Communist Party announced…

  • emMotor Convoyem 1919 Silent Army Film
    Last Aired

    Motor Convoy 1919 Silent Army Film

    Michael Owen, author of After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America, provides commentary for a 1919 U.S. Army silent film documenting a transcontinental motor convoy.…

  • Load 20 More