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Fifty years after riots tore the neighborhood apart, residents and civic leaders examine the impact.

Rarely Seen Footage Shows Watts Riots

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    Behind-the-scenes footage shot by a National Guard cameraman shows rarely seen moments during and after the 1965 Watts Riots. Carolyn Johnson and Michael Brownlee report on "50Watts" on Aug. 11, 2015. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015)

    Fifty years after the Watts Riots devastated the community, rarely seen video footage shot by a National Guard cameraman shows the extent of the damage.

    Rare Footage of Watts Riots Part IRare Footage of Watts Riots Part I

    Rarely seen video shot by a cameraman for the National Guard during the Watts Riots.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015)

    Rare Footage of Watts Riots Part II: Guard DeployedRare Footage of Watts Riots Part II: Guard Deployed

    As riots erupted in Watts in 1965, the National Guard was deployed to help quell the disturbance.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015)

    Rare Footage of Watts Riots Part III: Unrest ContinuesRare Footage of Watts Riots Part III: Unrest Continues

    As riots continued to tear Watts apart over several August days, law enforcement struggled to regain control of the neighborhood.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015)

    Rare Footage of Watts Riots Part IV: Guard Moves InRare Footage of Watts Riots Part IV: Guard Moves In

    Rare footage of the Watts riots shows the destruction that destroyed the neighborhood in August 1965.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015)

    Rare Footage of Watts Riots Part V: Rioters QuietRare Footage of Watts Riots Part V: Rioters Quiet

    After days of rioting, residents began to assess the damage done to the community after the 1965 Watts Riots.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015)

    Rare Footage of Watts Riots Part VI: AftermathRare Footage of Watts Riots Part VI: Aftermath

    After days of devastating riots, Watts residents are faced with the aftermath.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015)