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All Sides with Ann Fisher

Rare Football Films: The Newsreels


Before televisions were in every home, and long before live streaming, sports newsreels allowed football fans to watch players in action. This hour we'll talk about the importance of archived footage and discuss some rarely seen historical highlights. Plus we'll take a look at the surprising influence of the game on American culture.


  • Dave Filipi, film director at Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Andrew Doyle, professor of history at Winthrop University

Event Friday, Aug 23 at 7:30 The Wexner Center for the Arts will show a program of archived football newsreel footage.