In answer to the recent query about where to obtain documentaries on video: Bill Nichols did us all a great service by compiling a list of distributors of documentaries in both film and video--including Facets, National Film Board of Canada, etc.--along with a description of the kind of materials they handle. That is published at the back of his book _Representing Reality_ (Indiana University Press, 1991). I have noticed that, for some reason, he neglected to include a very good L.A. distributor, Direct Cinema Ltd., which has an excellent collection of American "verite" films. (Tel. 800-345-6748) Many American universities also have large circulating collections that include old newsreels, TV series, educational and instructional documentaries and the like, which can be rented for modest fees. One of the largest is Indiana University (although I have heard rumors that IU is getting out of the distribution business), but there are many others. Most of these are indexed in Bowker's Film and Video Locator. For well-known (and even some more obscure) titles, also look at Bowker's Complete Video Directory to find the distributor.