University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Sunrise Media Video Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator Sunrise Media
Title Sunrise Media Video Collection
Dates: ca. 1930s-1980s
Abstract Original 3/4 inch videotapes of the syndicated half-hour series Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine, as well as America The Way We Were: The Homefront, Campaign Buttons, Clever Jack, Magic Years in Sports, and World War II: A Personal Journey
Extent 94 videotapes; 1 in. paper; 1/4 in. photographs
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Original 3/4 inch videotapes of the syndicated half-hour series Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine, which focused on history for a young audience and was the first series to be endorsed by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Action for Children's Television, and the National Education Association (NEA). Also includes videotapes of America The Way We Were: The Homefront, Campaign Buttons, Clever Jack, Magic Years in Sports, and World War II: A Personal Journey. Small cache of related papers and publicity photographs.


Restrictions

Copyright controlled by donor. Contact repository for information.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sunrise Media Video Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Sunrise Media Video Collection

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4La26 Videocassettes (3/4 inch):
America The Way We Were: The Homefront: A three-hour examination of life on the home front in America during World War II as recalled through newsreels, movies, records, and radio broadcasts. Created in cooperation with Reader's Digest as a direct market home video product, and also broadcast on the Discovery Channel and the Disney Channel.
Campaign Buttons: A syndicated series of 236 thirty-second advertiser supported programs recapturing great moments in presidential campaigns, conventions, and elections. Broadcast on CBS owned stations and throughout the U.S.
Clever Jack : A syndicated one-hour original musical based on "Jack and the Beanstalk," hosted by Lucie Arnaz and featuring The First All Children's Theater.
World War II: A Personal Journey: This four-part special chronicles the events of the second world war, featuring interviews with former President Gerald Ford, Senators Robert Dole, Daniel Inouye, and others who served in the war. As presented on the Disney Channel, the special is a tribute to the men and women of the U.S. who served the country from 1941 to 1945.
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4La27 Magic Years in Sports: This series combines significant moments in history with sports highlights of each particular year. Originally broadcast on ESPN. Includes the years 1938, 1955, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1982
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4La28 Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine: A syndicated series of half-hour history programs for young people. Numbered episodes:
Episodes 1-3, 5, 7-13, 15
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4La29 Episodes 16-29
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4La30 Episodes 30-43
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4La31 Episodes 44-53, 55, 57
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4La32 Episodes 58-64, 66-70
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4La33 Episodes 71-78
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2.325/A161 Papers: scripts, news releases, articles and promotional material for Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine
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3Y90 Photographs: Promotional photos for Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine