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Documentaries on the 1950's

[See It Now] Current Events, 1950's Style: 1951/1952.

Contains: Nixon's "Checkers" speech (9/23/52), See it now (12/23/51), See it now (2/24/52), See it now (6/29/52). In the "Checker's speech" Richard Nixon responds to accusations of receiving illegal campaign contributions. See It Now produced in the 50s by CBS, though not television's first public affairs program, was surely its most significant. Hosted by Edward R. Murrow, it was the first public affairs show to use its own film footage instead of newsreel; no interviews were rehearsed and it pioneered the use of field producers, who supervised the filming on location.

[See It Now] The Best of See It Now.

Hosted by Mike Wallace, this documentary presents original footage from the CBS See It Now television series in which Edward R. Murrow documented the news of the previous week, inviting viewers to witness history and to meet the people directly shaping events. Uses original footage from the CBS See It Now television series in which Edward R. Murrow documented the news of the previous week, inviting viewers to witness history and to meet the people directly shaping events. c1991.

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