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1962 NBC Special Report : The Tunnel. Part 1 and 2 / NBC News.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©1962.
Description1 streaming video file (79 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Tunnel. Part 1 and 2
Contents Introduction: 1962 NBC Special Report: The Tunnel (Part 1 and 2) (1:47) -- Selecting Tunnel Site (4:03) -- Tunnel Location Chosen (1:34) -- Digging the Shaft (2:47) -- Digging Shifts (2:48) -- Bernauer Strasse (3:18) -- Poverty in East Berlin (1:04) -- Laying Steel Rail (2:19) -- Rare Audio Recording (2:43) -- Peter Schmidt & His Family (1:25) -- Ventilating the Tunnel (2:28) -- Supporting the Tunnel (2:32) -- Memorials to Jumpers (2:39) -- Heavy Rains Create Tunnel Flooding (4:21) -- Rented "Research" Room (2:03) -- Downtime Used for Improvements (2:33) -- Hiding the Dirt (2:51) -- Spina Hospitalized (3:10) -- Concerns of Mistrust (2:45) -- Second Flood Halts Digging (2:14) -- Interview With Domenico Sesta (2:19) -- Digging Resumes (2:26) -- Final Inspection (2:17) -- Day of Rescue (2:34) -- Refugees Emerge from Tunnel (4:08) -- Cleaning Up (3:06) -- Additional Refugees Escape (4:23) -- Bittersweet Celebration (2:32) -- Singing Tribute (1:59) -- Credits: 1962 NBC Special Report: The Tunnel (Part 1 and 2) (1:32)
Abstract In this 1962 NBC News documentary, a group of West Berlin students dig a secret tunnel under the Berlin Wall into communist East Berlin in order to rescue 59 friends and family members. Produced by Reuven Frank as an NBC News White Paper, The Tunnel would go on to win three 1962-1963 Emmy Awards.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 02, 2014.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 8 th.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: NBC News, 1962.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number56327 Films Media Group

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