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  • Thunder and Reins

    What does it take to be a Kentucky Derby winning jockey? From zero to 35 mph in a matter of seconds! Experience the strength, stamina, and courage it takes as each jockey guides you through wining the Kentucky Derby aboard a Thoroughbred racehorse full of heart. Seven world-class jockeys relive the most thrilling ride of their lives, describing how they use their entire bodies and the power of the reins to become champions in their finest hour. Seasoned racing writers Joe Drape and Billy Reed explain the complexities of a jockey’s job–the cunning and foresight that make Kentucky Derby jockeys some of the toughest, most competitive athletes in all of sports. Jockeys’ wives Rita Santos and Sheila Day share what it means to live with horse racing’s constant dangers and monumental successes. Trainers John Ward, Carl Nafzger, and John Sadler explain how they choose a jockey with the intelligence and skill needed to bring their Thoroughbred first under the wire at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Continue reading

  • The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon

    A Super-8 film by Chuck Kleinhans and Liz Schillinger documenting and analyzing the spectacle of the 1980 Jerry Lewis telethon, an annual televised fundraiser to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in communities around Chicago and on television. Continue reading

  • [Parade 2 of 2 – Skateboard Park 1 of 2]

    [Parade 2 of 2 – Skateboard Park 1 of 2]

    This video shows teenagers practicing and attempting tricks at a skateboard park. Continue reading

  • Getting Around

    Getting Around

    Students with disabilities at the University of Oregon discuss their lives. Continue reading

  • In Plain English

    In Plain English

    University of Oregon’s students of color discuss what race means in terms of their experiences on and off campus. The video is a procession of talking heads, positioning the students as points of authority while also encouraging the viewer to consider their own expectations and ideas of race. Continue reading

  • [Joan Jett Blakk at C.I.S.P.E.S. Benefit]

    [Joan Jett Blakk at C.I.S.P.E.S. Benefit]

    Raw footage by Bill Stamets of Joan Jett Blakk, Queer Nation’s candidate for president in 1992, at a benefit for C.I.S.P.E.S. (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador). Continue reading

  • Farm Wives

    Camera original interviews with farm wives. Continue reading

  • The creation of a news story

    The creation of a news story

    A day in the life of Newsday‘s Mike Waldman On assignment for THE 90’s, Washington correspondent Eddie Becker spent a day with Myron “Mike” Waldman, correspondent for Newsday‘s Washington Bureau, as he went about his job. Waldman’s assignment that day was a story about a bill for the extension of unemployment benefits, and while it may not be the most sensational topic, it provides a unique look into the day-to-day life of a journalist at the time, even when it’s … Continue reading