Archive Highlights

  • Nature

    NATURE REEL presents wildlife and natural history footage from the award-winning NATURE series, featuring clips of bears, hummingbird, dolphins, salmon, skunk, snakes, wolves, eagles, alligator, and many others.

  • Dance

    DANCE REEL presents classical ballet, tap and modern dance footage, featuring choreographers like George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Robert Joffrey, Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham, and dancers like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Martins, Judith Jamison and Savion Glover.

  • Music

    MUSIC REEL presents jazz, blues, soul, rock/pop and classical music performance footage, featuring artists like Stevie Wonder, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, B.B. King, Itzhak Perlman, Glenn Gould and many others.

  • African American History & Culture

    AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE REEL presents civil rights documentary, black culture and music performance footage, featuring Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Bill Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Al Green and many others.

  • Authors

    AUTHORS REEL presents interview and performance footage of poets, playwrights and novelists, featuring Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Toni Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Allen Ginsberg, Maurice Sendak, Ray Bradbury, Arthur Miller and many others.

  • Artists

    ARTISTS REEL presents footage of painters, photographers and performance artists at work and in conversation, featuring Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, Dorothea Lange, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Man Ray, Andy Warhol and many others.

In-Depth Look

  • African American History & Culture

    This half hour reel is an example of the depth of WNET’s collection of rights managed content in the African American History & Culture genre. Some of the featured clips include: Malcom X on an episode of “The Open Mind;” musical artists including Stevie Wonder, Al Green and Bill Withers performing on “Soul!;” an interview with Muhammad Ali about race relations in America in “A Conversation with Muhammad Ali.”

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