Jill Dorson

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  • Nov 17, 2021
    In the waning seconds, Cal uses five lateral passes to beat Stanford, whose band was on the field, in "The Big Game."
  • Oct 18, 2021
    After being forced to leave The Philippines in 1942 under Japanese pressure and orders from President Franklin Roosevelt, Gen. Douglas MacArthur made this famous speech from...
  • Oct 13, 2021
    Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman interferes with Moises Alou trying to catch a ball hit by the Miami Marlins' Luis Castillo during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. The ball was in foul...
  • Oct 7, 2021
    On October 4, 610 A.D., Heraclius arrived by ship from Africa at Constantinople, on Oct. 4, 610 AD, and overthrew then beheaded Byzantine Emperor Phocas before taking over. 
  • Oct 7, 2021
    Russia's Kursk submarine sank after an explosion in August 2000, and the following year. The intricate salvage operation took five months.
  • Sep 20, 2021
    The New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles in the final game at the old Yankee Stadium on Sept. 21, 2008. After the final game, MLB legend Derek Jeter offered a farewell to the...
  • Sep 14, 2021
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  • Aug 18, 2021
    Unfortunately, races meant to be exciting and fun, sometimes end in disaster. From the Aug. 16, 1927 Dole Air Race, during which only two of the eight planes that initially took off...
  • Aug 16, 2021
    Original footage of Rudolf Hess, ex-commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, answers questions on direct examination during Nuremburg War Trials on April 15, 1946.
  • Jul 28, 2021
    Original footage from the Opening Ceremonies of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Adolf Hitler presided over the Games, during which American Jesse Owens won four gold medals.
  • Jul 23, 2021
    On March 23, 1983, President Ronald Reagan proposed the development and deployment of what he called The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which would become known as “Star...
  • Jun 24, 2021
    Did John F. Kennedy really say he was a "jelly doughnut?" Original footage of Kennedy's 1963 speech in Berlin. 
  • Jun 10, 2021
    On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan made a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin asking Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to take down the Berlin Wall. 
  • Jun 8, 2021
    On June 9, 1955, an accident at Le Mans killed 83 fans. This video includes graphic riginal footage of the worst crash in auto racing history.  The crash happened when Pierre...
  • May 28, 2021
    Comedian Bob Hope was born on May 29, 1903, and spent most of his adult life making America and the world laugh. NBC aired a two-hour special ahead of his 100th birthday in 2003,...
  • May 17, 2021
    Trapped in Dunkirk, France after the Allies lost the Battle of Dunkirk, 330,000 Allied troops were rescured from the beaches between May 25-June 4, 1940. The German Army gave the...
  • May 17, 2021
    On May 18, 1974 successfully detonation a nuclear weapon, joining the world's super powers as a nuclear-armed nation. 
  • Apr 20, 2021
    On April 20, 1986, NBA legend Michael Jordan scored 63 points against the Boston Celtics. 
  • Mar 29, 2021
    On Aug. 20, 2003, singer Johnny Cash his final interview, just weeks before his Sept. 12 death. 
  • Mar 29, 2021
    This Discovery video about the March 30, 1981 attempt on President Ronald Reagan's life includes original video footage of the shooting outside of the Washington Hilton Hotel. 
  • Mar 29, 2021
    On March 30, 1992, the USS Missouri, the last of the active Iowa-class battleships, was retired. The ship was the site of the Japanese surrender of World War II, and is available to...
  • Mar 3, 2021
    On March 6, 1975, the Zapruder Film, which captured the assassination of John F. Kennedy, was released. This is the original film in regular speed and super slow motions. 
  • Feb 28, 2021
    In the early morning hours of March 3, 1991, Los Angeles resident Rodney King engaged in an eight-mile chase with Los Angeles police officers after he was caught speeding. When the...
  • Feb 23, 2021
    Opened in 1864, Georgia's Andresonville Prison was among the most horrifying places of the Civil War. More than 13,000 Union prisoners died there. In this video, reenactors show...
  • Feb 16, 2021
    On the final turn in the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt's No. 3 car crashed head-on into the track wall, and despite walking away from the wreck and offering a...
  • Feb 10, 2021
    At the Nagano, Japan Olympics on Feb. 13, 1998, Austrian skier Hermann Maier took what is likely the most dramatic crash in Olympic skiing history. And what was most dramatic is that...
  • Jan 31, 2021
    On Feb. 1, 2002, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated when it re-entered the earth's atmopshere, killing all seven aboard. The cause of the disaster was a piece of foam that...
  • Jan 28, 2021
    On Jan. 29, 2002, President George Bush gave his first State of the Union address since the 9/11 attacks. In it, he referred to Iran and North Korea as the 'axis of evil.' 
  • Jan 19, 2021
    On Jan. 22, 1984, Apple's advertisement introducing the MacIntosh computer aired -- for the only time nationally -- during the Super Bowl. The advertisement plays of George Orwell's...
  • Jan 17, 2021
    Time lapse and narrated video of Operation Black Buck One, the Royal Air Force's April 30-May 1, 1982 Avro Vulcans and Handley Page Victors bombing raid on Port Stanley Airfield on...
  • Jan 12, 2021
    Singer Johnny Cash relaunched his career on Jan. 13, 1968, when he performed live at Folsom Prison in California. The performance became a live album and redefined Cash's career.
  • Jan 4, 2021
    On Jan. 5, 2005, American astronomer Michael E. Brown led a team that was credited with discovering the dwarf planet Eris.