The film is frequently played with narration by Herbert Morrison, who was there to watch the zeppelin's arrival in the United States. Morrison was a 31-year-old Chicago radio reporter, and his commentary was recorded, and not broadcast until later. It has since been combined with the separately filmed newsreel footage. To modern eyes it may appear to have been a live broadcast with pictures and sound, but it was not. Most of the original newsreels have their own narration, and many edited reels exist. One of these is a silent film with Pathe footage of the first 1936 landing at Lakehurst and Universal Newsreel footage of the disaster. Another edit uses footage of the Disaster from Paramount and Movietone Newsreel with Herb Morrison's recording.