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The Tabloid Eye DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: December 23, 2003

The archives of New York Daily News include some of the most incredible crime photography ever shot.

  • Includes accounts from photographers, reporters and editors.
  • A sweeping survey of some of the most compelling images ever taken.
  • Based on the acclaimed collection New York Noir.


When the New York Daily News first appeared on newsstands on June 26, 1919, it marked the beginning of a revolution in journalism. The startup paper embraced the camera like no other publication of its time, capturing a large audience with its unrelenting and unvarnished crime photography.

THE TABLOID EYE draws on 80 years of archives to tell the story of the News and its genre-defining approach to covering the city. It dragged the early 20th-century public face to face with all that had been hidden and forbidden in newspapers. Readers met jolting images of life on the dark streets, vibrant with sex, crime, suicide and murder. In those pre-TV decades the tabloids were the public's only eye into the thrilling world of the night beat.

Driven by renegade publisher Joseph Medill Patterson, the News rewrote the rules of journalism and created a bracing aesthetic that survives to this day.

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