YOUR NIGHTLY ‘E&P’ VIDEO: A Visit to a Vintage Newsroom, When Men Were Men and Women — Were Not Allowed

By: Greg Mitchell

Ever wonder what it was like to work for a newspaper back in the ?good old days? of Underwood typewriters and long nights at the bar? Here?s your chance, thanks to a little film from, maybe, 60 years ago, aimed at high schoolers thinking of getting into this crazy field.

It?s all here: copy editors wearing visors; cub reporters rushing off to the police station; the crusty old linotype operator. And don?t miss the segments on females working on the society page and the ?homemaking? page, since, as the narrator says, ?Women have found it difficult to compete with men? on the news pages. Fortunately, he points out, ?the girls? can still prepare for these other ?special? female-only departments.

Missing here, however, are any scenes of drunken behavior and boorishness. Get me rewrite!

Click here to watch.

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From yesterday: the great lost “Dr.Strangelove” trailer.

Click here to watch.

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And if you missed our recent tribute to Stephen Colbert on the awarding of Merriam-Webster’s “word of the year” to “truthiness,” here again is his original explanation:

Click here to watch.



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