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A Hurricane Called Betsy
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Produced by Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense in 1966, this video recounts 1965's Hurricane Betsys 3,000-mile trip from the Caribbean through the Bahamas, Miami, the Florida Keys, and along the Gulf Coast to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. It shows peoples reactions to the news, how they prepared and the damage this massive storm caused along its 3000 mile path.

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A Lady Called Camille: A Look at Hurricane Camille
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Produced by the Department of Agriculture in 1971, this video documents the devastation caused by Hurricane Camille in 1969 and shows the the suffering it caused thousands of people. It shows that while 259 lives were lost to the hurricane, thousands were saved due to emergency plans, trained rescue teams, and help from the forces of government.

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A Vintage View of Public and Assisted Housing DVD
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For the Poor, Elderly, Military Veterans and Other Low Income Housing Projects

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FDR & The New Deal - WPA, NHA, HRA Films on DVD
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The New Deal and WPA were brought about to help America during the depression by doing BIG projects that hired many people and gave lasting value to America for generations. The WPA was certainly the largest work related component of the new deal. In fact, it hired millions of out of work people - more than 8.5 million. About 75 percent of employment and 75 percent of WPA expenditures went to public facilities such as highways, streets, public buildings, airports, utilities, small dams, sewers, parks, libraries, and recreational fields. The WPA built 650,000 miles of roads, 78,000 bridges, 125,000 buildings, and 700 miles of airport runways. Seven percent of the budget was allocated to arts projects, presenting 225,000 concerts to audiences totaling 150 million, and producing almost 475,000 artworks.

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Historic Earthquake Films on DVD
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Detailing the 1971 Sen Frendando Valley Earthquakes and Details About How Earthquakes Work and How We Can Build to Prevent Damage From California Earthquakes

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News Magazine of the Screen 21 Volumes Film Library 3 DVD Set
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This DVD collection contains 21 issues of News Magazine of the Screen, compilations of important news and events primarily of the early 50's. These films were made as educational tools to show school children the most important and exciting events facing the world at that time and are excellent glimpses of the history of the early 50's.

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The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization
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The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization (1999) explores how the news media cover crime victims and what can be done to help crime victims cope with the oftentimes insensitive coverage of tragic events. Some example events illustrated in this film include the 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin, the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The main focus of the film is to show a better way to handle these tense and emotional situations.

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Vietnam Era Anti-War Protests Film Collection DVD
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The Vietnam War era was a highly charged and polarizing time in the United States. This collection of films looks at a variety of protests that were held against our continued presence in Vietnam.

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Vintage 40s Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Film on DVD
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An Exploration of the New Deal and Its Impact on the Lifes of Depression Era Tennessee.

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Vintage Newsreels - Hindenburg, War, Social Events Film Library DVD
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This DVD contains a variety of 1920's to 1940's newsreel collections produced by various organizations showing the life and times of these eras. They cover a wide mix of events that were important to the people of that era. Some are silent and some have sound - and all are fascinating to watch.

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Vintage Patriotism Film Collection DVD
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World War II and Vietnam War Era Patriotism, the Star Spangled Banner and More

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