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

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

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

Black Death in Dixie: Racism and the Death Penalty in the United States 26 min.

Challenging viewers to look beyond mainstream media treatment of the death penalty, this program portrays capital punishment as a blunt instrument that disproportionately targets racial minorities and the poor. The film highlights several difficult issues, concepts, and social conditions-including statistics on the racial makeup of America's death row population; questionable convictions resulting...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2007

From Prison to Home 71 min.

Ex-convicts face formidable odds, and for African-Americans, conditions are usually even more difficult. This documentary traces the experiences of four black ex-inmates over the course of a year, focusing on their challenges with employment, housing, addiction, and reconnecting with family—as well as their participation in the nontraditional African American Program for parolees. Richard, a 36-ye...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2007

Separate and Unequal 45 min.

In Jackson, Mississippi—a city only grazed by Hurricane Katrina—thousands of African-Americans face conditions familiar to the people of New Orleans. This NBC News documentary looks at problems that persist in Jackson and other American cities, despite progress, decades after the civil rights movement. Following several students at an inner-city Jackson high school over the course of an academic...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2006

Crenshaw Boulevard: L.A.'s Artery of Diversity-Educator's Edition 55 min.

Immigration, racial identity, education, economic development—all of these issues converge on Crenshaw Boulevard, the 23-mile urban artery running through South Los Angeles. This program travels the storied roadway from disadvantaged South Central to the mansions of Palos Verdes overlooking the Pacific. Viewers meet many of the residents and entrepreneurs who breathe life into Crenshaw—including L...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2006