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CLIP: The Story of Hoover Dam
This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam, the construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself, building of support facilities such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction, and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona.
August 30, 2014 : 5 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreak
Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Africa subcommittee, talked about a hearing the panel was holding on efforts to combat the Ebola virus outbreak in Africa, and what the U.S. response to the disease’s spread should be.
August 7, 2014 : 7 min. 5 sec.

Reel America - "The Flight of Apollo 11"
This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon.
July 20, 2014 : 28 min. 50 sec.

Future of Education
State legislators and education leaders take part in a national forum on the future of education hosted by the Education Commission of the States. Speakers include the Governors of Nevada and Wyoming, Education Policy experts, and UCLA President Janet Napolitano.
June 30, 2014 : 1 hr. 17 min.

Breakthrough Technologies in 2014
Brian Bergstein on ten breakthrough technologies that will have future impact on the the world, including oculus rift, neuromorphic chips, agile robots, and genome editiing.
May 21, 2014 : 41 min. 41 sec.

FCC and Net Neutrality
Lynn Stanton talked about a 3-2 vote on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality proposal and what the proposal could mean for Internet users and providers.
May 16, 2014 : 44 min. 35 sec.

Genetically Modified Food
Consumer advocate Jeffrey Smith and biotechnology entrepreneur Gregory Stock debated the safety of genetically modified food (GMOs).
April 22, 2014 : 1 hr. 58 min.

From Kitty Hawk to Aerospace (1965, Reel America Film)
The 1965 Department of Defense film From Kitty Hawk to Aerospace traces the history of American aviation and the influence of science and technology on its advancement.
April 6, 2014 : 21 min. 36 sec.

Sources and Secrets: A Conference on the Press, the Government and National Security
The three journalists who were chosen by Edward Snowden to receive top-secret National Security Agency (NSA) files were interviewed at the Sources and Secrets conference.
March 31, 2014 : 44 min. 45 sec.

Evolution Versus Creationism Debate
The Creation Museum hosted a debate on evolution versus creationism between Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and founder of the Creation Museum Ken Ham.
February 19, 2014 : 2 hr. 30 min.
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