Rewind: Florida at the World’s Fair
JUN 05 2014

Rewind: Florida at the World’s Fair

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On Rewind, our television show, host Kevin Wynn presents a 1964 documentary by WTVJ titled “FYI: Florida at the World’s Fair.” This program is produced by MDC-TV and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Archives. It is also made possible in part with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs…

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Bunny Yeager, 1929-2014
MAY 30 2014

Bunny Yeager, 1929-2014

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1965: Bunny Yeager, Working Mom Legendary South Florida photographer Bunny Yeager passed away on Sunday, May 25. For years she was best known for her photographs of pinup queen Bettie Page, but with exhibitions of her work at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh in 2010 and at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Art last year,…

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Tracking Metrorail’s First Day
MAY 20 2014

Tracking Metrorail’s First Day

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1984: A Zoom With a View May 21, 1984 was the first “revenue day” for Metrorail — the day Dade County’s gleaming, modernistic elevated train welcomed paying passengers. The single Metrorail line extended only as far north as the Overtown station — further north the line was still under construction. But from Kendall commuters there…

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Another Arena, Another Time
MAY 20 2014

Another Arena, Another Time

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As soccer megastar David Beckham announces plans for a Miami soccer team — and a bayside stadium to go with it, we thought it would be interesting to look back on another arena by the bay, the American Airlines Arena. This 1997 footage includes aerial shots of the Arena site and surrounding downtown, a pro-Arena…

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1958: Miami’s Buses Desegregate
APR 29 2014

1958: Miami’s Buses Desegregate

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This clip records a moment of triumph for Reverend Theodore R. Gibson, the Miami civil rights activist born on April 24, 1915 — the desegregation of Miami’s city buses in April 1958. Born to Bahamian immigrant parents in Miami, Reverend Gibson devoted his life to the advancement of civil rights in Miami, and fought to…

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Motoring through Old Havana
MAR 31 2014

Motoring through Old Havana

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Seeing the sights of Havana by car — either your own roadster, carried on the steamship that brought you to Cuba, or an auto provided by your cruise line — was de rigeur for tourists of the 1920s and 1930s. This black-and-white home movie footage, shot in 1929 or 1930, captures some notable stops on…

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Television Comes to Miami
MAR 20 2014

Television Comes to Miami

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1949: Florida’s First TV Station Signs On At 7:00 p.m. on March 21, 1949, television station WTVJ started broadcasting on channel 4. The station’s first broadcast lasted four hours, most of which “was on film, jerky film, which was fuzzy and blurred too much of the time,” wrote Miami “News” reporter (not yet editor) William…

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