Primary Sources: Meet the Press

panel of commentators Explore over 1500 hours of streaming media footage from Meet the Press, from its premiere in 1947 to 2013. Search the collection or browse by timeline, subject, people, places discussed, historical events, or organizations.

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Primary Sources: UCLA KTLA News Project

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Martin Luther King, Jr. campaigns for civil rights in Los Angeles.
The UCLA Film & Television archive recently added to its collection 100 clips of news footage from the 1950s to the 1980s filmed by Los Angeles station KTLA-TV.

According to the press release, “The curated news segments document local, national and international issues, covering politics, economics, civil rights and women’s activism, as well as African-American, Asian-American, Mexican-American, Native American and LGBT communities. Additional news stories on an expanded range of topics will be added to the portal on a periodic basis.”