Films

The issues that confront journalists are explored in greater detail through award-winning Newseum-produced videos.

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

“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
Level: 5
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 1
Running time: 15 minutes

“Artists Unite”

Contributing support for this production was provided by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, SoundExchange and Altria Group.
“Artists Unite” showcases original footage of benefit concerts that rocked the world.
Level: 5
Location: Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater
Running time: 14 minutes, 30 seconds

“Bias”

Narrated by Cokie Roberts
Level: 5
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 2
Running time: 7 minutes

“Can’t Touch This”

Level: 4
Location: Cox Enterprises First Amendment Gallery
Running time: 8 minutes

“Edward R. Murrow”

Narrated by Bob Edwards
Level: 3
Location: Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery
Running time: 11 minutes, 30 seconds

“Getting It Right”

Narrated by Bob Schieffer
Level: 5
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 2
Running time: 8 minutes

“A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs”

Level: 1
Location: Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery
Running time: 19 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
Level: 5
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 3
Running time: 8 minutes

“The Press and the Civil Rights Movement”

Narrated by Gwen Ifill and Frank Bond
Level: 5
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 5
Running time: 25 minutes

“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
Level: Concourse
Location: Sports Theater
Running time: 25 minutes

“Running Toward Danger”

Support for this film is provided by Comcast Corporation and The Comcast Foundation.
Level: 4
Location: 9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast
Running time: 11 minutes, 30 seconds

“Sources”

Narrated by John Roberts
Level: 5
Location: News Corporation News History Gallery, Theater 2
Running time: 8 minutes

“Touring the Newseum”

Begin your visit with the Newseum’s four-minute orientation video that plays in two theaters.
Narrated by Sonya Gavankar
Level: Concourse
Location: Hearst Corporation Orientation, Theaters 1 and 2
Running time: 4 minutes

“What’s News?”

The Newseum’s signature film introduces visitors to news and the role it plays in our lives.
Narrated by Charles Osgood
Level: Concourse
Location: Hearst Corporation Orientation, Theater 3
Running time: 8 minutes