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Massive Newsreel Archives of AP, Movietone Added to YouTube

Jul 22, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The Associated Press and British Movietone are putting their extensive archives of newsreels on YouTube, ABC News reports.

“They will place more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage on the video-sharing platform,” the story reports. “The archive will include coverage of major historical events like the bombing of Pearl Harbor and footage of celebrities like Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Muhammad Ali.”

The AP announced today that its addition of 550,000 videos represents the largest upload of historical news content to the video-sharing site. The AP videos reportedly date all the way back to 1895.

Here’s a video posted by British Movietone in connection with the announcement:

One Comment

  1. Your video example from the AP/Movie Tone newsreel release going back 120 years seems to be missing. I saw the story on CBS This Morning, but they don’t seem to think it is important to post on their website. As a writer, I found it to be the most interesting story of the morning.

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