WCSH Collection
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Collection Date Range
1954 - 1998
Collection contains news footage consisting of sports, news and documentary material, and feature segments for the series "People, Places, and Things." "People, Places, and Things" segments (approximately 600), on the air from 1978 to 1988, were two to four minutes long, produced by Clif Reynolds, and covered the wide range of Maine activities such as sheep farming and showing antique cars. The news footage includes outtakes from coverage of a lock-down at the Maine State Prison in Thomaston when a guard was taken hostage in 1975. Locally-produced documentary programs include a one-hour special on former Senator George Mitchell's political career. Forty-six videotapes document efforts of a young Maine girl, Samantha Smith, to connect with the leadership and youth of the Soviet Union in the early 1980s.
Biographical/Historical Notes
WCSH is an NBC affiliate in Portland, Maine, now owned by Gannett Co., Inc. The Maine State Prison in Thomaston was demolished in 2002.
People and Organizations
Clif Reynolds
Northeast Historic Film
Access is restricted; consult repository for detail.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://www.oldfilm.org/research for more information.
Items in this collection: 639
Showing 1 - 10 of 639:
1) [New Female Register of Deeds]
Nutter interviews woman who has recently been elected Register of Deeds, briefly discusses Watergate scandal, says 'being a woman' may have helped her win, admits that she does not yet...more
2) [Illegal Police Commission Appointment]
Official government meeting/inauguration ceremony, Al J. Alberty (sp?) appointed illegally to Police Commission to test legality of laws. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/1...more
3) [Layoffs in New Hampshire]
Taylor outside New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, reads report on layoffs. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.more
4) [Oil Refinery Development Hearings]
Interview with man from 'FOIL' organization in front of wall of photographs, talks about hearings on oil refinery development proposal, man beside him silently smokes a pipe. // Item fr...more
5) [Martin on Committee Selection Process]
Interview with Speaker of Maine House, John Martin on committee assignments and the selection process. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.more
6) [Longley Critical of Executive Council]
Murray reads report in House chamber about spat between Governor James Longley and Carl Cianchette. Longley criticizes Executive Council at news conference and Carl Cianchette reacts to...more
7) [Executive Council Meeting]
Meeting of the Executive Council. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.more
8) [Cumberland County Civic Center Groundbreaking]
Groundbreaking ceremony for new Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, businessman George Lewis is primary funder of the construction project, holds shovel and shovels snow. Cost e...more
9) [Robert Hall Department Store Closing]
Interior and exterior footage of 'Robert Hall' department store in South Portland. Interview with store manager on stores in the chain that are closing, discusses layoffs. Footage of sa...more
10) [Ski Conditions & Savings Plaza Opening]
Interview with unidentified man on conditions and snowmaking at ski areas throughout the state. // Unrelated Yates story on opening of Maine Savings Plaza in Portland (One City Center b...more
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