Video Archive

The Museum hosts a variety of programs and events that captivate domestic and international audiences. Artifact talks, memorials, and interviews with special guests are only some of the videos you can explore in this interactive archive.

Targeting the Mafia: FBN, Organized Crime, and Drugs

Former FBN Narcotic Agent and Retired DEA Assistant Administrator for Operations John J. Coleman, Ph.D., discusses the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, organized crime, and drugs in the 1960s.

Standing in the Shadows: The Legacy of Harry J. Anslinger, First Commissioner of Narcotics

Retired Penn State History Professor John C. McWilliams, author of The Protectors, the definitive biography of the life and career of Harry J. Anslinger, remembers the Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

The Early Years: A Panel Discussion on the Era of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics

Retired Federal Bureau of Narcotics Agents Bill Alden, Jerry Carey, Jack Lloyd, Pete Scrocca, and others share experiences and recollections of the FBN.

Not Just in the Jungle: Knocking Out Clandestine Cocaine and Methadone Drug Labs in the U.S.

Retired Special Agents Fred Gregory and Harold Patin speak about domestic clandestine cocaine and methadone labs that made headlines in the 1980s.

What Have We Learned: Four Decades of Addiction, Neurobiology, and Treatment Research

Mark S. Gold speaks on the evolution of drug, tobacco, and alcohol addiction research over the past 40 years.

Prescription Drug Abuse: A New Subculture of Heroin Addiction

Three guest speakers discuss a new subculture of heroin addiction created by the ongoing restriction and rising cost of prescription opiates.

Brought to Justice: Operation Leyenda

Panelists share their recollections and insights into the complex operation to bring to justice those responsible for the kidnapping, torture, and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena.

Trailblazers: 40 Years of Diversity at DEA

A panel of DEA trailblazers share their experiences in DEA’s first Diversity Day program.

40 Years on the Front Lines

Moderated by current DEA Chief of Operations James Capra, an esteemed panel of past DEA Operations leaders discusses the evolution of DEA enforcement operations as well as highlights from some of the biggest cases that DEA has worked over the past four decades.

Building on Past Experience: Making the Case for DEA

This presentation highlights the history of challenges DEA overcame as it made the case for a stand-alone agency for drug law enforcement.