Archival Films & Newsreels


Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Debate (10/16/2012): U.S. Presidential Election Debates 98 min.

Candace Crowley moderates the secondpresidential electiondebate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. In this debate, the participants discuss domestic affairs and foreign policy in a town hall style format. Romney and Obama highlight their positions on unemployment, workplace equality, energy, taxes, immigration, Benghazi, gun control, and manufacturing. An ABC News Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Debate (10/22/2012): U.S. Presidential Election Debates 93 min.

Bob Schieffer, of CBS News, presides over the final 2012 presidential campaign debatebetween President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Held in front of a silent audience, Schieffer poses his own questions on foreign policy, which have not been reviewed by either candidate.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Debate (10/3/2012): U.S. Presidential Election Debates 92 min.

In this October 3, 2012 ABC News debate, presidential candidates President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney respond to Jim Lehrer’s questions about their positions on reducing the federal deficit, creating jobs, individual and corporate tax rates, financial regulation, changes to Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and the federal government’s role. Romney says raising taxes will kill jobs and...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

U.S. Presidential Election Debates 2568 min.

This series includes all televised United States presidential election debates.

Formats: DVD 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

Rural Electrification in Ohio: Historic REA Films, 1940-1941—Electrification Comes to the Farm 58 min.

After a brief introduction, this program presents three documentaries produced in the early 1940s by the USDA’s Rural Electrification Administration (REA). An ambitious collaboration between a government agency and a host of acclaimed entertainment professionals, the films feature the real-life Parkinson family and were made to encourage farmers to take out government loans to modernize their farm...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2010

Barack Obama and John McCain Debate (10/15/2008): U.S. Presidential Election Debates 90 min.

Bob Schieffer moderatesthe final presidential election debate in 2008 between senators Barack Obama and John McCain. In this debate, the candidates discuss domestic affairs. Obama and McCain highlight their positions on the economic crisis, taxes, the national deficit, campaign tactics,free trade,health care, abortion, and education. An ABC News Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

Barack Obama and John McCain Debate (10/7/2008): U.S. Presidential Election Debates 94 min.

Tom Brokaw moderates this second debate between presidential candidates Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama. The debate is set in a townhall format where the candidates will answer questions from the audience and online viewers. The senators highlight their positons on the environment, health care reform, the economic crisis, foreign policy, and terrorism. An ABC News Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

Barack Obama and John McCain Debate (9/26/2008): U.S. Presidential Election Debates 101 min.

In this September 26, 2008 ABC News debate, presidential candidates Senators John McCain and Barack Obama respond to Jim Lehrer’s questions about their positions on the financial crisis and economic recovery plan; federal budget priorities and tax cuts; strategies in Iraq and Afghanistan; potential threats from Iran; diplomacy with Russia; and national security improvements since 9/11. Obama argue...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

The Parkinsons: An Update-Electrification Comes to the Farm 57 min.

The Parkinsons of Warnock, Ohio were featured in the 1940 documentary Power and the Land, a government-sponsored project touting the benefits of using federal loans to modernize rural homesteads. The family of seven was shown hard at work on their dairy farm before gaining electricity, and after. In this program, grandchildren and neighbors of the Parkinsons share memories of the family and discus...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008