American Maker (1960)
Relates how Americans build, from youth throughout life, by using their ingenuity not only in technological advancement but in everyday efforts by everyone.
Apollo 11: The Eagle Has Landed (1969)
Through television, motion picture and still photography, this film provides an eye-witness perspective of the Apollo 11 mission that put a human on the moon in July 1969.
The Big Bounce (1960)
The story of the Echo communications satellite project, and how scientists learned to bounce a radio signal off a big balloon.
Black Panthers (1968)
This film was shot during the summer of 1968 in Oakland, California around the meetings organized by the Black Panthers Party to free Huey Newton, one of their leaders, and to turn his trial into a political debate. They tried and succeeded in catching America's attention.
Cause Without A Rebel (1965)
A documentary exploring political apathy among white college students at Northwestern University during the civil rights movement. The film contrasts traditional college activities (football games, hanging out, attending classes) with political activism (marching, speeches by Martin Luther King, getting arrested and police brutality, and racist violence). The film uses time lapse, slow-motion, and still frames to both indict and activate disengaged youth.
Century 21 Calling (1962)
Romp through the futuristic landscape of the Seattle World's Fair, centered in the Bell System pavilion.
The Changing City (1963)
The Changing City discusses of the problems cities faced due to big business, population growth, and urban sprawl. It has many scenes of Orange County suburbia in the early 60's. Full of wonderful cultural footage, there are excellent aerial shots, billboards, advertisements for new housing developments, shopping malls and more. The film outlines the logistical issues such traffic congestion in the cities, but goes even deeper into the psychological aspects of city life.
A Day in Vietnam (1967)
The government film, narrated by Jack Webb, gives a feel to what American troops were faced with in the jungles of Vietnam.
Integration Report (1960)
Documentary showing the civil rights movement in 1959 and 1960: sit-ins, marches, boycotts and rallies in Montgomery, Ala., Brooklyn, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. Directed by Madeline Anderson.
Kennedy Assassination (1963)
CBS live coverage of the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on 22 November 1963.
Peace March (1967)
Newsreel coverage of an April 1967 protest against the Vietnam War, including footage of draft card burning, Martin Luther King and other protest activities.
Red Nightmare (1962)
A man takes his American freedoms for granted, until he wakes up one morning to find out that the United States Government has been replaced with a Communist system. The basis for this short film, narrated by Jack Webb, is the alleged Soviet re-creation of US communities for the purpose of training infiltrators, spies, and moles.
Red Threat (1962)
Universal Newsreel coverage of President Kennedys speech regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.
The Road to the Wall (1962)
This 1962 documentary details the rise of communism in the Soviet Union and other nations, culminating in the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 and its effect on the people. Narrated by James Cagney.
Space Triumph (1960)
Discoverer XIII capsule recovered 333 miles from Hawaii, 50-star flag taken from capsule and given to President Eisenhower. Echo I satellite launched by Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral the next day, relayed telephone call west coast.
The Wall (1962)
A government film about the construction of the Berlin Wall and its effect on the people of the city.
Village Sunday (1960)
Exploration of the colorful counterculture of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s.
Why Vietnam (1967)
The program outlines U.S. policy as stated by President Johnson. Includes Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
Years of Lightning Days of Drums (1965)
Made by the United States Information Agency in 1964 as a memorial tribute to President Kennedy to be shown overseas, this film captures the spirit and vitality of his presidency with excerpts from many of his speeches as well as color footage of his swearing in and inaugural address. This film captures the spirit and vitality of John F. Kennedy's presidency with excerpts from many of his speeches as well as footage of his swearing in and inaugural address.