Most watched of Media Burn Jan 2016 / Dec 2015 / Nov 2015

Mediaburn.org has been getting quite a lot of traffic in the last few months.

We have been quite surprised to find that the top videos are continually changing, and that they’re a pretty diverse mix of things! It’s a real indicator of the depth of our archive and the variety of ways in which our content continues to be relevant to audiences.

January 2016 top five videos on mediaburn.org

Spin by Brian Singer (1995).

A landmark documentary 100% composed of behind-the-scenes satellite feed footage of politicians before/after appearing on the air.

Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times: An Evening With Studs Terkel (2003).

Studs Terkel in conversation with Harry Kreisler, producer of Conversations with History, in front of a live audience at UC Berkeley.

The Good Times Are Killing Me

The Good Times Are Killing Me by TVTV (1975).

A documentary about Cajun Mardi Gras.

KTLA Anniversary Show (1986).

Highlights from the station’s history.

Robert Sandifer Murder camera original #6 by Andrew Jones (1994).

Shot for a documentary on the 11-year-old gang member, this tape contains uncut footage of Robert Sandifer’s wake and funeral.

December 2015 top five videos on mediaburn.org

B-roll of Wrigley Field (1985).

Unedited footage of the ballpark shot for Veeck: A Man for Any Season by Jamie Ceaser and Tom Weinberg.

Cubs Salute the Fans (1984).

WGN news recap of the final Cubs game of the ’84 season against the St. Louis Cardinals. At the completion of the game, the Cubs players tipped their hats to the cheering fans at Wrigley Field.

Robert Sandifer Murder camera original #1 by Andrew Jones (1994).

Primarily contains b-roll of the Roseland neighborhood.

Image Union, episode 4: “People and their Music” (1978).

Early episode of the independent film and video showcase produced by Tom Weinberg. This episode is focused on folk and traditional music.

THE 90’s episode 306: “Race and Racism–Red, White, and Black” (1991).

National PBS showcase for the work of independent producers, produced by Tom Weinberg and Joel Cohen.

November 2015 top five videos on mediaburn.org

In Our Own Hands: The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in WWII by Chuck Olin (1998).

Documentary about the only all-Jewish fighting brigade during WWII.

Spin by Brian Singer (1995).

A landmark documentary 100% composed of behind-the-scenes satellite feed footage of politicians before/after appearing on the air.

CTA mural contest footage shot for Chicago Slices by Doug Sawyer (1993).

Unedited footage of a new mural being unveiled at the Logan Square Blue Line stop shot for the WPWR program produced by Tom Weinberg and Joel Cohen.

Robert Sandifer Murder camera original #6 by Andrew Jones (1994).

Shot for a documentary on the 11-year-old gang member, this tape contains uncut footage of Robert Sandifer’s wake and funeral.

Inflatables Illustrated by Ant Farm (1971).

Transferred from a rare 1/2″ reel-to-reel, art and architecture group Ant Farm promotes their ideas for inflatable living and demonstrates how to construct inflatables using basic materials.

 

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