WALB Newsfilm

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Creator:WALB-TV (Television station : Albany, Ga.)
Title:WALB Newsfilm collection
Date:1961-1978
Description:

Raw news footage from WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany, Georgia. Footage includes Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Albany Movement in 1961-62, as well as demonstrations surrounding his appearances and arrest there. Politicians appearing include Jimmy Carter, Sam Nunn, Herman Talmadge, Lester Maddox, Carl Sanders, George Wallace, Richard Russell, and Richard Nixon. Footage also contains Vietnam-era events in the region, local 1976 Bicentennial events coverage, coverage of the Georgia State Legislature, and many local topics such as agricultural issues, city commission meetings and human interest stories. No finished broadcast programs are included.

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Types:Moving images | Unedited footage | News | Documentaries and factual works
Subjects:Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany--History--20th century | United States--History | Georgia--History | Georgia--Politics and government --1951- | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.) | United States
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:National Broadcasting Company, inc. | Liberty Broadcasting Corporation | Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Award Collection | 2007