Pictured above: Universal News presents JFK Tour, Calls For US lead In Space 9/13/1962/By Screengrab©
VAV!/November 18, 2013
Universal Newsreel, also known as Universal-International Newsreel or U-I Newsreel, were 7- to 10-minute newsreels released bi-weekly between 1929 and 1967 by Universal Studios.
Universal publicity director, Sam B. Jacobson, was instrumental in the origination and production of the Newsreels that were primarily filmed in black-and-white. By and large, the Newsreels were narrated by radio and television announcer, Ed Herlihy.
For almost a decade, between January 1919 to July 1929, Universal's International Newsreel was produced by Hearst's International News Service. The Series was later known as Hearst Metrotone News, released first by Fox Film Corporation, between 1929 to 1934 and yet again by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer with the advent of 1934.