March of Times
May 27, 2008, 4:13 am
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Here’s a section of a 1946 newsreel that was made by March of Times about problem drinking. The full reel had sections on the Temperance movement and the dangers of drunk driving. It also featured an appearance by Dr. E.M. Jellinek (wiki) and profiled the Yale studies on alcoholism.

“Fred”, who appears in this section of the reel, also appeared in earlier sections, which dramatized his drinking exploits. The footage is available from HBO’s archives. You can see the outline for the clips on this “episode” of MOT here. (You’ll have to scroll down more than half way to get to MOT VOL Twelve 12.11)

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