Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
Westbrook Van Voorhis, the newsreel "voice of the news," narrates this look at mainstream America in the post-World War II years. The archival newsreel segments presented here include "Public Relations -- This Means You," about the engineering of the public's consent by business; "The Case of Mrs. Conrad"; "White Collar Girls," about the emerging female work force; "Watchdogs of the Mail," saluting the U.S. Mail Service; "Farming Pays Off," a farming success story; "Mid-century: Halfway to Where?"; and "Where's the Fire?," about volunteer firefighters. Gleaned from newsreels produced by Time Magazine during the years 1935-1951, the monumental The March of Time videotape series features the pictorial journalism that informed, educated, and entertained millions of Americans for 16 years.
newsreels, patriotism, post-war, problems, unrest, war