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  • Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter!

    Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter!

    Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 91st birthday on October 1. Many say that he has been the most effective ex-President in history. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his Carter Center activities worldwide. We just read that, despite his brain tumors, Carter still teaches Sunday school in Georgia and is active in Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity started in 1976 and has built more than a million houses all over the world for more than … Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Dr. Blase Bonpane]

    [The 90’s raw: Dr. Blase Bonpane]

    00:00 Black 00:03 Dr. Blase Bonpane in mid-speech talking about George Bush’s decision to start a war in 1991 and why he resigned. A new world order would not depend on Saddam Hussein or on George Bush, but on an international consensus. We want to get private citizens to build a collective new world order, listening to each other and not have the ruling power make decisions about war. The ruling power always tries to define what the truth of … Continue reading

  • Nancy Cain’s Journal

    Nancy Cain’s Journal

    Several segments produced by Nancy Cain: Street / At Home / Rita Ironing / Obscene Phone Call / Boone & Bredesen / Robbie Conal / TV Review / Bob Morton. Continue reading

  • CamNet, episode 1302

    CamNet, episode 1302

    Epidose 1302 of “CamNet,” a two hour cable program produced by Nancy Cain and friends in L.A. in the mid-90s. This episode features video from a tunnel infrastructure project in Oahu, Hawaii; a subway construction project in Los Angeles, California, and Louis ‘Studs’ Terkel speaking at his bridge dedication ceremony in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading

  • Very few people get to see this part of the station (rough edit)

    Very few people get to see this part of the station (rough edit)

    This video contains a half-hour rough cut of the program “It’s A Living: Paper Wagon.” The focus is on a group of newspaper and railroad workers who share their personal thoughts about their jobs, dreams, and hopes for the future. There is also a brief interview with Studs Terkel towards the end of the tape. Terkel’s book “Working” was the inspiration for the “It’s A Living” television series. Continue reading

  • [Guerrilla Television event discussion]

    [Guerrilla Television event discussion]

    After the Guerrilla Television screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Skip Blumberg, Nancy Cain, Chip Lord, and Tom Weinberg participate in a discussion moderated by Amy Beste. Edited version. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Ian Mitroff interview]

    [The 90’s raw: Ian Mitroff interview]

    This tape features raw footage for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. It features an interview with author and University of Southern California professor Ian Mitroff. Mitroff discusses television and its effect on politics and public discourse, saying, “TV has become a self-sealing universe… a culture. There’s too much garbage on TV but you can’t turn it off… how do you turn off a culture?” and “The kids have gotten the message in this society which is… ‘Say yes to consumption in endless amounts.’ That’s the real message, and that’s what TV is really about in this country. It’s tied to consumerism, not even entertainment… it’s all consumerism.” Commenting on the television news’ reliance on political sound bites: “If [Abraham Lincoln] were around today he would be reduced to ‘Read my lips: no more slavery.'” Continue reading

  • Image Union: Human Hair

    Produced as part of the Chicago Editing Center’s Artist-in-Residence program, the tape is a loosely connected experimental piece that borders most often on documentary. Cain and Friedman reference important issues of the day, such as the gasoline shortage and the meltdown at Three Mile Island. The tone of the tape is very light and often humorous. Continue reading