WDAM Newsfilm Collection and Accretion - MP 1989.01 and MP 1...

The WDAM Newsfilm Collection and Accretion consist of local television news film from television station WDAM-TV covering the Hattiesburg/Laurel area. Stories related to the Forrest, Jones, and Perry County areas were produced between approximately 1970 and 1975. They include national, state, and local politics; civil rights activities; sports; and natural and man-made disasters.

Filename Event Descr Date
MP_198901_098_05_ref.mov NATO Press Conference Footage of a press conference with NATO officers and German General [ ] Schultz speaking. (See item 17) 7/25/72
MP_198901_098_06_ref.mov Laurel Halfway House Interview about the setting up of a group house for juvenile offenders. (See item 8) 7/25/72
MP_198901_098_07_ref.mov Dick Gordon Interview with NASA astronaut Dick Gordon about the usefulness of the space program at the Laurel Rotary Club. 7/25/72
MP_198901_098_08_ref.mov Laurel Halfway House Interview about Laurel halfway house. (See item 6) 7/25/72
MP_198901_098_09_ref.mov Dick Gordon Footage of the speech of NASA astronaut, Dick Gordon at the Laurel Rotary Club. 7/25/72
MP_198901_098_10_ref.mov Dewey McKee Dewey McKee discusses the political problems he sees. 7/26/72
MP_198901_098_11_ref.mov Forrest-Stone Area Opportunity, Inc. [ ] Legget, Chairman of the Forrest-Stone Area Opportunity, Inc. is interviewed about insurance problems and racism charges by an unidentified board... 7/26/72
MP_198901_098_12_ref.mov Gene Walters Sheriff Gene Walters receives county merit award for law enforcement. (See item 2) 7/26/72
MP_198901_098_13_ref.mov Dewey McKee Dewey McKee is interviewed about the school board not renewing his contract. (See item 10) 7/26/72
MP_198901_098_14_ref.mov Forrest-Stone Area Opportunity, Inc [ ] Legget, Chairman of the Forrest-Stone Area Opportunity, Inc. is being challenged by a Mr. Baker. (See item 11) 7/26/72
MP_198901_098_15_ref.mov Laurel Store Collapse Footage of a TG&Y store collapse in a Laurel shopping center. 7/27/72
MP_198901_098_16_ref.mov Glenda Meadows Interview with Glenda Meadows, Miss Mississippi, about growing up. 7/28/72
MP_198901_098_17_ref.mov NATO Press Conference Footage of a NATO press conference. (See item 5) 7/28/72
MP_198901_099_01_ref.mov Traffic Control Radar Report on traffic control radar with Mississippi Highway Patrolmen stopping cars. 8/30/72
MP_198901_099_02_ref.mov Laurel Fire Truck Footage of Laurel firefighters working on restoring an old fire engine. 8/30/72
MP_198901_099_04_ref.mov Club Crack Down Hattiesburg police officer, Jack Riley, on club crack down. 8/31/72
MP_198901_099_03_ref.mov Head Start Charles Johnson of Head Start is interviewed about a new pre-school program which will force Head Start out of the building. 8/31/72
MP_198901_099_05_ref.mov USM Gulf Park Campus [ ] Pound discusses the University of Southern Mississippi"'s Gulf Park campus being given degree-granting status. 9/1/72
MP_198901_099_10_ref.mov Forrest County Manhunt Footage of the Forrest County sheriff conducting a manhunt. Unknown who they are looking for. 9/1/72
MP_198901_099_11_ref.mov No Title Douglas Baker on [ ] Leggett & Hattiesburg District Attorney, Rex Jones. (See item 8) 9/1/72
MP_198901_099_06_ref.mov John Stennis Senator John C. Stennis discusses one policy for school busing throughout the nation in his report from Washington. 9/1/72
MP_198901_099_09_ref.mov Perkinston Junior College Perkinston Junior College representative discusses Perkinston taking over the University of Southern Mississippi"'s Kessler courses. Pound also speaks... ND
MP_198901_099_08_ref.mov No Title Man discusses accusations against him. (See item 11) ND
MP_198901_099_07_ref.mov Subpoenaed records Interview with a person on a board whose records have been subpoenaed. ND
MP_198901_100_01_ref.mov Wayne County Supervisor Election Report on Beat 2 supplemental supervisor election in Wayne County. 8/28/72
MP_198901_100_02_ref.mov Juvenile Theater Goers Hattiesburg District Attorney, Rex Jones, discusses underage juveniles entering theaters with theater owners. 8/28/72
MP_198901_100_03_ref.mov Urban Renewal Footage of construction. 8/28/72
MP_198901_100_09_ref.mov Dewey McKee [ ] Cooley is interviewed on Dewey McKee case. (See items 5, 6, & 7) 8/29/72