Reel America Schedule

Week of April 17 through April 24

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, April 17
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "Space Shuttle - Mission to the Future" - 1981Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's "Scotty," this NASA film ... Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's "Scotty," this NASA film also includes appearances by writers Isaac Asimov and James Michener. Produced prior to the first shuttle mission on April 12, 1981, the film explains the shuttle program by showing a simulated flight of Columbia, and emphasizes the global effort - especially in payloads and in constructing, supplying, and occupying the International Space Station. 8:29 AM EDTApprox. 31 min.Reel America "Cuba, Bay of Pigs" - 1964Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom ... Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom version of the report tells the story of the failed April 17-19, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The documentary examines various exiled groups opposed to the Castro government, the CIA's role in helping to train, equip, and organize an invasion force, and President Kennedy's decision not to deploy the U.S. military when the plan faltered. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "Cuba, Bay of Pigs" - 1964Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom ... Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom version of the report tells the story of the failed April 17-19, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The documentary examines various exiled groups opposed to the Castro government, the CIA's role in helping to train, equip, and organize an invasion force, and President Kennedy's decision not to deploy the U.S. military when the plan faltered.
10:42 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America Universal Newsreels on Cuba, 1959-1961This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban ... This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban Revolution to the aftermath of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. 10:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Reel America "Cuba - The Battle of America" - 1960Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban ... Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban Revolution. He argues that poverty, racism, and economic exploitation by U.S. corporate interests in pre-revolutionary Cuba led to the popularity of Fidel Castro, who promised to make life better for peasants. Mr. Burke also contends that until the problems of racism and poverty are faced, communism will grow in popularity.
Sunday, April 18
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "Cuba, Bay of Pigs" - 1964Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom ... Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom version of the report tells the story of the failed April 17-19, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The documentary examines various exiled groups opposed to the Castro government, the CIA's role in helping to train, equip, and organize an invasion force, and President Kennedy's decision not to deploy the U.S. military when the plan faltered. 4:42 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America Universal Newsreels on Cuba, 1959-1961This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban ... This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban Revolution to the aftermath of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. 4:59 PM EDTApprox. 51 min.Reel America "Cuba - The Battle of America" - 1960Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban ... Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban Revolution. He argues that poverty, racism, and economic exploitation by U.S. corporate interests in pre-revolutionary Cuba led to the popularity of Fidel Castro, who promised to make life better for peasants. Mr. Burke also contends that until the problems of racism and poverty are faced, communism will grow in popularity.
Monday, April 19
2:01 AM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "Cuba, Bay of Pigs" - 1964Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom ... Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom version of the report tells the story of the failed April 17-19, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The documentary examines various exiled groups opposed to the Castro government, the CIA's role in helping to train, equip, and organize an invasion force, and President Kennedy's decision not to deploy the U.S. military when the plan faltered. 2:43 AM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America Universal Newsreels on Cuba, 1959-1961This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban ... This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban Revolution to the aftermath of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 51 min.Reel America "Cuba - The Battle of America" - 1960Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban ... Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban Revolution. He argues that poverty, racism, and economic exploitation by U.S. corporate interests in pre-revolutionary Cuba led to the popularity of Fidel Castro, who promised to make life better for peasants. Mr. Burke also contends that until the problems of racism and poverty are faced, communism will grow in popularity.