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    War Comes to America

    This 1945 Office of War Information film examines world events leading to the U.S. entry into World War II. Why We Fight is a series of seven films developed by director Frank Capra to…

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    Faces of the West

    This 1966 film includes footage of Lady Bird Johnson’s four day Beauty and Conservation Tour in September 1966 of California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The tour included visits to Point…

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    Master Hands

    This 1936 Chevrolet Motor Company film documents the process of making an automobile at an assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The film was selected in 1999 for preservation by the Library of Congress…

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    The Land of the Giants

    This 1935 film is a survey of the work being done by the Civilian Conservation Corps on national and state parks in California’s giant redwood territory.

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    Shotgun or Sidearm?

    Shotgun or Sidearm? is a training film produced by the Pasadena, California, Police Department showing the unpredictable and dangerous nature of firing shotguns at suspects in public. Using…

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    Know Your Ally

    This 1943 U.S. Office of War Information film that explores British culture and details events of the United Kingdom’s war against Nazi Germany. This is one in a series of training films…

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    That Last Bomb

    The Last Bomb is a 1945 War Department film documenting the final months of the B-29 super fortress air campaign against Japan. It concludes with the August 1945 atomic bombings of…

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    Shooting for Survival

    Shooting for Survival is a 1975 FBI police training film detailing procedures and techniques for confronting and arresting armed suspects. The film uses dramatizations and scenes recorded…

    136 views
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    The Hidden Army

    This War Department film documented how women helped the war effort. In the film, an actor portraying Adolf Hitler after a fictional 1944 surrender realizes that the “Hidden Army” of…

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    President Johnson's 1964 Acceptance Speech

    President Lyndon B. Johnson accepted the Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on August 27th, 1964. In his speech, President Johnson outlined the goals…

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    The Power to Serve

    This 1956 Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company promotional film argues that the electric company makes Cleveland the “best location in the nation.” The film is introduced by Elmer…

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    The President: July 1966

    This program begins with President Johnson relaxing at his ranch in Texas for the Independence Day holiday and concludes with the president negotiating to end a machinist’s strike that shut…

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    Planet Mars

    This film showed what had been learned about the planet Mars from Earth-based telescopes and observations from the 1964-1971 Mariner fly-by spacecraft missions, and through the 1976 Viking…

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    Science Reporter: Suited for Space

    Science Reporter: Suited for Space is a 1966 NASA TV program, one of 13 produced in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and WGBH Boston. This episode traces the…

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    Science Reporter: Food for Space Travelers

    Science Reporter: Food for Space Travelers is a 1966 NASA TV program, one of 13 produced in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and WGBH Boston. This episode examines…

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    1958 Pan Am Film 6 1/2 Magic Hours

    6 1/2 Magic Hours is a 1958 Pan American Airways film marketing transatlantic travel at the dawn of the jet age.

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    Gemini VIII, This is Houston Flight

    This NASA film chronicles the sixth manned Gemini mission, which was the first to dock with another craft in space. An emergency forced the cancellation of other activities and the capsule…

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    Space Shuttle Challenger Accident Investigation

    A report by NASA’s Data and Design Analysis Task Force on the sequence of events and causes of the January 28, 1986, Challenger explosion which took the lives of all seven crew members.

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    Apollo 13: Houston We've Got a Problem

    This 1970 NASA film documents the fifth Lunar Mission, during which astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swiggert canceled plans to land on the moon after oxygen tanks aboard the…

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    In Their Own Words

    This 1980 U.S. Information Agency film shows Cuban refugees talking about their experiences in Cuba, problems they had with the Cuban government, and reasons for leaving their homeland. The…

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