Item vid.286 - Dead Sea Scrolls VHS tape

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Dead Sea Scrolls VHS tape

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Wnet/WETA & MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

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CA TWU Coll. 02-02-vid.286

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  • 1991 (Creation)
    The date was chosen based on the news announcer who refrences former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, stating a decree of the Baltic States' freedom will be made 'soon.' This independence was recognized in late 1991.

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1 videocassette (0 hr., 18 min., 53 sec.)

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Dr. Andrew Perrin, succeeded Dr. Peter Flint as Chair of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute and transferred related materials to TWU Archives and Special Collections in May 2019.

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Item is a recording of a partial segment if "The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour," which covers the discovery of, the translation process of, and the controversy around the access to the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Producer: Lori Cohen; Producer: James A. Trengrave; Associate Producer: Kehan Black; Executive Producer: Lester M. Crystal.

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Principle cast credits include: John Strughell, Frank Cross, Ben-Zion Wacholder, Dr. Eugene Ulrich, Robert MacNeil.

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April, 2022, FN

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  • Filing cabinet: filing cabinet 2, drawer 4