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In the days before television, Americans went to the movies to see and hear the top news stories of the day. International, national and regional news, sports segments, fashion, and human interest stories were all packaged into an 8-10 minute program as Phillip W. Stewart describes in "Projected History: A Catalog of the National Stories Produced by Universal Newsreel, Volume One, 1929-1930" (ISBN 9780979324383, pms press, 2008).
Along with the other newsreels of the period, the Universal Newsreels preserved much of America's cultural history during the mid-20th century. These films connected our grandparents and great-grandparents to the rest of the world as CNN does today. Thousands of these newsreel stories are available for research and viewing at the National Archives, but only Phillip W. Stewart has dedicated the time and resources to play detective and compile the details so these films are more accessible to the public. For the first time, the Universal Newsreel story title, description, and availability are brought together into a single reference resource. This first volume of "Projected History" details the newsreels from 1929-1930, and several more volumes are on their way.