Archival Films & Newsreels


Inside the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC: Museum Secrets (Series 3) 43 min.

In this episode of "Museum Secrets," visit the Smithsonian Institute and learn about WWII Japanese Zero fighter planes, why Japanese squadrons ruled the skies, and how they were defeated. Meet military and civilian amputees who have been made whole by transplantation and learn about a homing pigeon who saved American lives in WWI. Witness the successful test of a rocket that could take humans to M...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2013

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Debate (10/16/2012): U.S. Presidential Election Debates 98 min.

Candace Crowley moderates the secondpresidential electiondebate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. In this debate, the participants discuss domestic affairs and foreign policy in a town hall style format. Romney and Obama highlight their positions on unemployment, workplace equality, energy, taxes, immigration, Benghazi, gun control, and manufacturing. An ABC News Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Debate (10/22/2012): U.S. Presidential Election Debates 93 min.

Bob Schieffer, of CBS News, presides over the final 2012 presidential campaign debatebetween President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Held in front of a silent audience, Schieffer poses his own questions on foreign policy, which have not been reviewed by either candidate.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Debate (10/3/2012): U.S. Presidential Election Debates 92 min.

In this October 3, 2012 ABC News debate, presidential candidates President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney respond to Jim Lehrer’s questions about their positions on reducing the federal deficit, creating jobs, individual and corporate tax rates, financial regulation, changes to Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and the federal government’s role. Romney says raising taxes will kill jobs and...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

U.S. Presidential Election Debates 2568 min.

This series includes all televised United States presidential election debates.

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2012

Mission to Mars 53 min.

Due to land in August 2012, NASA's Curiosity Rover is intended to answer the big question about Mars - is it a suitable environment for life? The biggest and most powerful machine ever sent to Mars, Curiosity is a mobile lab packed with diverse scientific equipment and the information it uncovers could change the way we think about the iconic red planet forever. But before Curiosity can begin its...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Survivors: Caught in the Crossfire 51 min.

On the eve of the sentencing of Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik, Kirsty Young goes behind the headlines to meet survivors of some of the most shocking crimes in living memory. From the Cumbrian shootings of 2010 to the Real IRA ambush of unarmed soldiers collecting pizza outside their barracks in Northern Ireland three years ago, the Crimewatch team reconstructs these remarkable s...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Part 1 50 min.

Adolf Hitler seemed an unlikely leader--fuelled by anger, incapable of forming normal human relationships, and unwilling to debate political issues; such was the depth of his hatred that he would become a war criminal arguably without precedent in history. Yet this strange character was once loved by millions. How was this possible, and what role did Hitler's alleged 'charisma' play in his success...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Casualties of War: Time to Remember 30 min.

Lesley Sharp narrates this episode, which illustrates the scale of the sacrifice made by ordinary people during the 20th century's two world wars. With footage of recruitment and training for the Great War; soldiers going over the top in the trenches; celebrations at the end of World War One; the evacuation of 300,000 men from Dunkirk in 1940; Hurricanes taking off during the Battle of Britain, an...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2011

Civilians at War: Time to Remember 30 min.

This episode illustrates the impact of two world wars on the UK's civilian population. Here are the war stories from the home front. Included is newsreel footage of circus elephants being used as farm animals during the Great War; a pram protected against gas attack; footage of Londoners bedding down in the Underground during World War Two; and the celebrations at the end of both global conflicts....

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2011