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Washington University Film & Media Archive

Insignia Films Collection

The New York based Insignia Films production company donated the stock footage video out-takes and photographs from their 2003 PBS program Reporting America At War to Washington University in 2007. The program explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century. From San Juan Hill to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, the three-hour documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Ives tells the dramatic and often surprising stories of the reporters who witnessed and wrote the news from the battlefield. The collection consists of approximately 100 video tapes, 70 photos, background research materials and notes from archives and footage companies about the footage.