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.

Why We Fight: Perspectives on the History of Drug Law Enforcement

Retired DEA Special Agent Jeff Stamm provides his perspectives on the nation’s current global efforts to control the use and trafficking of illegal drugs.

The Heroin Epidemic: Then and Now—Lessons Learned

Former DEA Administrator Peter Bensinger and former National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Robert DuPont, M.D., outline the steps taken during the late 1970s to reduce the supply of heroin in the United States.

Opiate Misuse, Overdose, and Addiction: Causes and Solutions

Three doctors discuss the growing national concern of opiate misuse.

DEA Forensics Labs: Then and Now

Museum Director Sean Fearns visits DEA’s Special Testing Laboratory and finds out how DEA forensic science has evolved from its beginnings many years ago, to the current cutting-edge science and technology it uses today.

Operation Tiger Trap: The Rise and Fall of Khun Sa and the Drug Trade in Southeast Asia

Retired DEA Country Attaché John Whalen discusses narcotics trafficker Khun Sa and DEA’s Operation Tiger Trap.

A Look Behind the Curtain: The History of DEA’s Special Operations Division

A panel of four discuss the history of DEA’s Special Operations Division.

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.