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) [High School Basketball Tournament]
High school basketball tournament game at Bangor Auditorium; player cuts down net; from 'Sports Archive Reel 4'more
2) [High School Basketball Tournament]
High school basketball tournament games at Bangor Auditorium; South Portland boys basketball team wins state title, fans storm court, players hang from rim; Mt. Blue girls lose to unide...more
3) [John Havlicek Retires]
Boston Celtics basketball player Dave Cowens at microphone on court at Boston Garden; Red Auerbach present; pre-game retirement ceremony for John Havlicek; brief footage of his final ga...more
4) [Celtics vs. Cavaliers Basketball]
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers; exhibition basketball game at Cumberland County Civic Centermore
5) Best of the Basement
'15 of the best stories from Bob's Basement, reported by NewsCenter's Bob Elliot and photographed by NewsCenter's Steve Phillips' according to the VHS jacket, priced at $14.95. Includes...more
6) [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
7) [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
8) [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
9) [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
10) [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
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