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Linotype documentary set for Wednesday

“Linotype,” a documentary about the role of the linotype in the history of printing, will be shown at a free screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Missouri River Regional Library, 214 Adams St.

The feature-length documentary was directed and produced by Doug Wilson.

The showing is co-sponsored by the library and Central Missouri Newspapers Inc.

Following the movie, Roman Patten will host a question-and-answer session.

Patten, who retired from the News Tribune as its business manager, began his career in the production department during the era of the linotype and hot-metal printing.

The public is invited to attend this free showing and to learn more about this time-intensive, and sometimes dangerous, period of the printing industry.

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