Films

The Newseum’s film showings occasionally change due to special events. Please check our calendar before you visit.

Hubbard Broadcasting Concourse

Hearst Corporation Orientation Theater 3

“I-Witness!”
Some of the most dramatic events in journalism history are recreated in “I-Witness!,” where visitors take a journalistic trip through time.
Running time: 13 minutes

Hearst Corporation Orientation Theater 2

See a rotation of original Newseum film productions including:

  • “What’s News?” (Running time: 8 minutes)
    The Newseum’s signature film, narrated by Charles Osgood, introduces visitors to news and the role it plays in our lives.
  • “Holocaust: The Untold Story” (Running time: 55 minutes)
  • “TV Covers Vietnam” (Running time: 9 minutes)
  • “Women Journalists” (Running time: 5 minutes)
  • “JFK: TV Transfixes the Nation” (Running time: 7 minutes)
  • “The Pulitzer Prizes at 100” (Running time: 12 minutes)
  • “The Press and the Civil Rights Movement” (Running time: 9 minutes)
  • “Lincoln is Dead” (Running time: 7 minutes)
Hearst Corporation Orientation Theater 1

“Touring the Newseum”
“Touring the Newseum” provides an orientation to your visit at the Newseum.
Running time: 6 minutes

Sports Theater

“Press Box: The History of Sports Reporting”
This theater is home to “Press Box: The History of Sports Reporting.” The 25-minute Newseum-produced documentary, presents some of the greatest moments in sports history.
Narrated by Ahmad Rashad
Running time: 25 minutes

“Inside Today’s FBI” Exhibit

“Fighting Global Terror”
“Fighting Global Terror” explores how the FBI is working to stop terrorist attacks at home and abroad.
Running time: 8 minutes

“The Invisible Enemy: The FBI and Cybercrime”
“The Invisible Enemy: The FBI and Cybercrime” tells the story of one of the toughest issues facing the FBI today — the cybercrime epidemic.
Running time: 9 minutes

Level 1

“A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs”
Location: Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery
Running time: 19 minutes

Level 3

“Edward R. Murrow”
Narrated by Bob Edwards
Location: Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery
Running time: 11 minutes, 30 seconds

Level 4

“Can’t Touch This”
Location: Cox Enterprises First Amendment Gallery
Running time: 8 minutes

“Running Toward Danger”
Support for this film is provided by Comcast Corporation and The Comcast Foundation.
Location: 9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast
Running time: 11 minutes, 30 seconds

Level 5

“45 Words: A Story of the First Amendment”
Support for this production was provided by William and Judith Scheide in honor of John Milton’s 400th birthday and the publication of "Areopagitica."
Narrated by Martin Sheen
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 1
Running time: 15 minutes

“Bias”
Narrated by Cokie Roberts
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 2
Running time: 7 minutes

“Getting It Right”
Narrated by Bob Schieffer
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 2
Running time: 8 minutes

“Power of the Image”
Support for this production was provided by Phil and Joan Currie in tribute to the photojournalists who tell the nation’s visual story.
Narrated by Walter Cronkite
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 3
Running time: 8 minutes

“The Press and the Civil Rights Movement”
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 5
Running time: 9 minutes

“Sources”
Narrated by John Roberts
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 2
Running time: 8 minutes

“Stories of Our Lives”
“Stories of Our Lives” recounts the biggest news events of the past three decades through powerful images and news footage from reporters on the scene.
Location: Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater
Running time: 16 minutes

“The Pulitzer Prizes at 100”
The award-winning film “The Pulitzer Prizes at 100” celebrates the history and impact of journalism’s most prestigious awards.
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 4
Running time: 12 minutes

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