Testing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner


Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is the company’s most fuel-efficient airliner, designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the Boeing 767. The Dreamliner took its maiden flight on December 15, 2009. This video shows footage from that day and discusses the testing process that the Dreamliner must go through in order … Continue reading

Origins of Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records Explained

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After being turned down by other record companies, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter founded Roc-A-Fella Records in 1996. Producer DJ Clark Kent, DJ Ski and others explain how they helped to found Roc-A-Fella and how influential the company became. In addition to the most popular Jay-Z albums, Roc-A-Fella’s discography includes the work … Continue reading

Andy Warhol
Business Manager of Andy Warhol Found Him Incompetent

Business Manager of Andy Warhol Found Him Incompetent

Film director Paul Morrissey who was Andy Warhol’s business manager describes how unimpressed he was with Warhol: “He couldn’t influence anybody. He was incapable of doing anything. He was so severely autistic…He couldn’t read!” Morrissey cites Warhol’s name recognition as the reason for his star power versus his art–and says … Continue reading

Jimmy Carter
Carter’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’ or ‘Malaise’ Speech


President Jimmy Carter addresses the public in January of 1979 during his “Crisis of Confidence” speech, also known as the “Malaise” speech. This video is a clip of his speech in which Carter diagnoses a “crisis of confidence” among Americans. He states how the U.S. people are more worried about what the … Continue reading

Walt Disney
What Walt Disney Was Like As a Boss

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Alice Davis, American costume designer, discusses what it was like to help develop costumes for Walt Disney during the time when Disney was moving his animation industry into technicolor. Davis talks about what Disney was like as a boss: “He was always very kind as long as you were trying.” … Continue reading