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No-Do is the abbreviation for Noticiarios y Documentales (News and Documentaries), and the popular name for the state-controlled cinema newsreels produced in Spain during the 1939-1975 dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. In their heyday, the No-Do newsreels (production of which began in 1943) predictably contained a good deal of propaganda and servile reporting in favour of the Franco regime. Inevitably, the No-Do newsreels, tainted by their indelible association with the dictatorship, fell out of favour within a few years of Spain's return to democratic government after Franco's death. The last No-Do was produced in 1981 prior to the operation's absorption into RTVE (Spain's state-controlled television and radio broadcaster). The No-Do archive is an important asset of RTVE, that is often mined for nostalgia programs.
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