Bangor Historical Society/WABI Collection

      film (650,000 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos. and dupe neg.
      1948 – 1974
      Orono, ME
      Portland, ME
      Collection contains television film from WABI-TV with a wide range of contents, including news stories, public affairs programs, commercials, political spots, sports stories, and shots of national, state and local politicians as well as people on the street and station personnel. Subjects covered include: attitudes and events during the Cold War and Vietnam War eras; President John F. Kennedy's speech in Orono in October 1963; reaction to the Kennedy assassination in November 1963; and events at Dow Air Force Base. There are about 30 pre-1958 stories, including a 1948 short film about Portland radio station WPOR and several stories about President Dwight D. Eisenhower receiving the first salmon of the Bangor (Penobscot River) fishing season.
      WABI-TV is a CBS affiliate in Bangor. The station began broadcasting as an NBC affiliate in January 1953. Portions of this collection were used to create "Maine's TV Time Machine," a 34-minute compilation videotape. Dow Air Force Base was a primary employer in Bangor area until its closure in 1967. The city was affected by urban renewal in the 1970s. Collection also includes 16 mm. negatives and prints. was affected by urban renewal in the 1970s. Collection also includes 16 mm. negatives and prints.
      Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.

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