Episode 63 of “Yesterday’s Newsreel” provided viewers “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens at mark 00:30 with the famed 1919 World Series scandal — famously known as the Black Sox Scandal — in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from gamblers. There are scenes of New York Giants manager John McGraw (mark 01:05) as well as Sox players Eddie Cicotte and Shoeless Joe Jackson, in addition to rare footage from Game 1 (mark 01:35). We see Baseball Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis (mark 01:55) and iconic heroes Babe Ruth and Casey Stengel, all of whom are credited with helping “bring baseball back” following the scandal. Mark 02:43 takes us to 1926 and “Paving the Way,” a look at the world’s faster bricklayer who can lay 100 bricks a minute, and at mark 03:22 see “Ready for Gas” — which explains how firefighters don gas masks in order to more effectively combat fires, and how lessons learned during World War I was preparing men for possible gas attacks as WW2 approached. Even British babies are shown being placed inside specially designed gas-proofed suits (mark 04:45). Personalities of 1930 (mark 05:05) include sculptor George Grey Barnard and Secretary of War Elihu Root, and at mark 06:00 there is a look at a passenger train collision near Carpenter, Michigan. Mark 06:50 features “Broadway Ballerina” — a dancer rhythmically making her way down the street in 1930 to offer New York City residents a brief respite from the Great Depression. Newsman Walter Winchell is shown being presented with an American Legion award at mark 07:25 during the early 1940s and speaks on American values, while at mark 13:08 there is a look at 1930 aviation and Eddie Schneider, who set three transcontinental airspeed records for pilots under the age of 21 in 1930. The film continues with a look at fashion in 1900 (mark 09:20) and the sports scene circa 1930 (mark 10:10).
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