TOP OFFICIAL CALLS FOR HONEST TEXTBOOKS - HD Harold Howe, the U.S. Commissioner of Education, tells a House subcommittee that school books give a distorted picture of minorities' experience. He cites a book that describes slaves having warm, comfortable housing while saying nothing abot the the abuse, lack of freedom and harsh conditions.
Date: August 22, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:59:00, With Audio
WEST BERLINERS VISIT EAST - HD For the first time since the Berlin Wall was built, West Berliners are allowed to visit East Berlin during an 18-day period that began at Christmas. West Berliners wait to have papers inspected by East German authorities before crossing the border. Some police arrive home in a VW bus. Apparently they've been shopping on the other side.
Date: January 5, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:36:00, No Audio
RFK & SUKARNO IN TOKYO - HD U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Indonesian President Sukarno make appearances in Tokyo before holding a discussion on American efforts to resolve a crisis between Malaysia and Indonesia. Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, place flowers at a JFK memorial. Sukarno deplanes, arrives for a meeeting with Japanese officials. The mission marks RFK's return to public life after the assassination of his brother.
ONGANIA TAKES CHARGE - HD Juan Carlos Ongania, Argentina's new dictator, inspects various military sites, including a ship where sailors line up for inspection. Military jets fly in formation. Officers receive a briefing, apparently at the United States Military Mission to Argentina. In a library, an unidentified man reads a book with interest.
NEW DICTATOR IN ARGENTINA - HD In Buenos Aires, shots establish the Ministry of War. Inside, the newly installed dictator, Juan Carlos Ongania, makes a statement. More footage shows soldiers on horseback and tanks in a military parade reviewed by Ongania and his generals.
OFFICIAL ASSESSES GEMINI 8 FLIGHT - HD A NASA official tells a press conference that unexpected events during the Gemini 8 mission resulted in much being learned. The mission was ended early due to dangerous conditions on board. The official praises those involved for handling the emergency with skill.
OFFICIAL EXPLAINS LAUNCH DELAY - HD The director of launch operations at NASA explains a decision to delay the launch of Gemini 9. Engineers on the ground have been unable to communicate with the Agena docking vehicle, which the director refers to as "the target."
GEMINI 9 LAUNCH POSTPONED - HD At a press briefing, a NASA official says that astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan are in good shape, in spite of the postponement of the Gemini IX launch that day. Christopher Kraft, legendary director of mission operations at NASA, talks about problems with a shroud, presumably on an Agena docking vehicle. Kraft appears to be talking a different location than shown in the beginning of the clip and possibly about a different flight.
Date: May 17, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:55:00, With Audio
DUKE OF EDINBURGH TOURS SPACE CENTER - HD NASA officials give Prince Philip a tour of the Goddard Space Center in Houston. The officials are all male. Outside female workers peer through a window to get a view, a potent image of female exclusion during the 1960s.
Date: March 11, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:39:00, No Audio
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