[WALB Newsfilm Collection] / WALB

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1961 – 1978
Scope and Content Note: Consists of over 1,600 film canisters containing multiple reels of 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.
Biographical Note: WALB-TV Channel 10 began broadcasting in 1954 as part of the newspaper publishing and broadcasting empire of James H. Gray, Sr. The station is currently owned by Liberty Broadcasting Corporation and is the NBC affiliate for southeastern Georgia.
Extent: [3,200 - 9,600 ft.] : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm
Genre: News
Subject Headings: Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany--History--20th century;African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Albany;Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--Georgia;United States--History;Georgia--History;Georgia--Politics and government--1951-
Provenance: News footage was donated to the Walter J. Brown Media Archive by WALB in June 2002.

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