Archival Films & Newsreels


Great Speeches, Volume 30: Michelle Obama, Seth Rogen, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Mike Pence 151 min.

This program features six speeches: Michelle Obama's 2016 DNC address, Seth Rogen's autism testimony, Barack Obama's "Farewell Address," Donald Trump's "First Inaugural Address," Ivanka Trump's 2016 RNC address, and Mike Pence's VP nomination acceptance speech.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Institute of Art and Ideas: Cutting Edge Debates and Talks from the World's Leading Thinkers (Series 2) 2559 min.

Institute of Art and Ideas is Europe’s leading forum for big ideas, boundary-pushing thinkers and challenging debates. With unique access to the most brilliant minds working today, in the fields of science, philosophy, politics and art, this series of talks and debates addresses pressing questions at the very forefront of current thought, offering rare insights into the ideas that are shaping our...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014

U.S. Presidential Election Debates 2568 min.

This series includes all televised United States presidential election debates.

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2012

Age of Extremes: History of the World 59 min.

In this episode, the story comes up to date with the 20th century. Starting at Munich’s beer halls, we learn about Hitler’s first revolt at the Munich Putsch which resulted in his imprisonment at Landsberg, where the young Hitler was to dictate his memoirs, Mein Kampf. Whilst Hitler was fighting for power in Germany, women were fighting a different battle, that of sexual rights. In the back street...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Great Speeches Series (30 Parts) 3381 min.

This remarkable 30-part series features some of history’s most influential addresses—and continues to have a profound impact on the study of speech. With this classic archive, students can watch as FDR declares war, Churchill attacks Hitler, Harry Truman announces the bombing of Japan, Lou Gehrig bids farewell to baseball, Martin Luther King Jr. relays his dream, Nixon resigns the presidency, Reag...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Electrification Comes to the Farm 170 min.

Though industrialization was on the rise in the late 1930s, most American farms were still being run without electricity. To give the farmers a hand the government began to offer special loans for the purpose of buying power, and to publicize the loans, commissioned a documentary, resulting in the now-classic Power and the Land. This series presents Power and the Land in its entirety, along with t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2010

Reborn: New Orleans Schools 85 min.

Despite its horrific destruction, Hurricane Katrina gave New Orleans educators the opportunity to reinvent a school system that wasn’t working. This program chronicles the first official year of public school in New Orleans after the storm and the transition to the widespread use of charter schools in the city. Focusing on predominantly African-American schools, the film examines the situation fro...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

Let Freedom Ring: Moments from the Civil Rights Movement, 1954–1965 100 min.

Despite the colossal and continuing legacy of America’s civil rights era, the movement is often best understood through the historical moments in which it took place. This NBC News program presents original coverage from frontline correspondents and camera teams at work during critical junctures in America’s battle for racial equality. Hosted by NBC anchor Lester Holt, the video examines the Green...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306 33 min.

“I wondered for many years,” reveals Rev. Billy Kyles, “why I was there at that crucial moment.” Rev. Kyles stood only a few feet away from Dr. Martin Luther King when the eminent civil rights leader was assassinated. This Academy Award–nominated documentary features Rev. Kyles’ reflections on the tragedy—and on the events leading up to it, most notably the sanitation workers’ strike that Dr. King...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

Prejudice: More Than Black and White 35 min.

Muslims, blacks, gays, people with disabilities, and immigrants of every ethnicity and color: these and many other groups have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance, easy targets for every sort of discrimination and violence. What makes people prone to irrational hate, and what steps can individuals and society take to eradicate it? In this program, psychology professors Susan Fiske, of Prin...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008