Tuesday, April 29, 2014

For the Expo ’74 anniversary, videos from the past and future

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:18 PM

This week’s upcoming issue includes a look back at Expo ’74 as we reach the 40th anniversary this summer of Spokane’s shining moment. It’s hard to imagine what Expo was like if you weren’t there, and we’ve been sifting through photos and old video footage to get a sense of what it was like. If you’re looking for the same thing, here are a few to check out.

Upcoming TV feature

There’s a lot of vintage footage and new interviews in an upcoming KHQ special documentary, which will air May 3. (Keep an eye out for Inlander Publisher Ted McGregor.) Here’s the trailer:

The Seattle perspective

Here’s the “Emerald City perspective” on Expo, in a recent segment from Seattle’s public TV station. It compares Seattle’s world’s fair a decade earlier, which focused on technology and the frontier of space, and Spokane’s environmental theme.

Looking back with the people who made it happen

KSPS created a full 50-minute documentary last year with a number of the experts and leaders who made it happen talking about the lasting impact of Expo.

How the U.S. Pavilion became an icon

Spokane Historical spoke with historian J. William Youngs, who wrote the definitive history of Expo, about the U.S. Pavilion. See other raw footage here.

If you really can’t get enough, we also included some other great videos in this post about the songs of Expo.

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Lisa Waananen

Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...