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  • Milly’s Orchid Show 30th anniversary July 29th

    Milly’s Orchid Show 30th anniversary July 29th

    Three Decades of Cutting-Edge Cabaret Milly May Smithy is the alter ego of performer and musician Brigid Murphy. Since 1987, Murphy, as Milly, has hosted Milly’s Orchid Show, a variety show featuring an eclectic blend of music, dance, comedy and high art. The showcase introduced audiences in Chicago and around the country to performers including the Blue Man Group, David Sedaris, Emo Philips, and Nora Dunn. This Saturday, July 29, Milly’s Orchid Show will be making its return to Park … Continue reading

  • Chicago Slices – A Slice of Summer 1993

    Chicago Slices – A Slice of Summer 1993

    Chicago Slices was a local television series we produced 24 years ago. They were half-hour programs with four minutes of commercials, broadcast on independent channel 50, now owned by Fox TV. We created it to show interesting and offbeat local characters in short videos. As with many of the pioneering programs archived on Media Burn, it was an audience, critical and artistic success, but wasn’t financially viable for commercial television. Here’s a small slice of Chicago Slices from 1993. Watch the … Continue reading

  • John (Mr. Computer) #1

    John (Mr. Computer) #1

    The tape features a demo for the television show “Wired In.” While the program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. In this video, we watch as computer enthusiast Jon, a.k.a. Mr. Computer, speaks with the Wired In crew about the computer industry. Continue reading

  • Computer Kids #6

    Computer Kids #6

    The tape features raw footage from the television show “Wired In.” While the  program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. In this video, we watch as children put computers to use at The Learning Circuit, a computer learning center in Los Angeles, California. The filmmakers also interview several children about their experiences with the new technology. Continue reading

  • Computer Kids #5

    Computer Kids #5

    The tape features raw footage from the television show “Wired In.” While the  program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. In this video, we watch as children put computers to use at The Learning Circuit, a computer learning center in Los Angeles, California. The videomakers also interview several children about their experiences with the new technology. Continue reading

  • Computer Kids #3

    Computer Kids #3

    The tape features raw footage from the television show “Wired In.” While the  program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. In this video, we watch as children put computers to use at The Learning Circuit, a computer learning center in California. Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #99]

  • [Howard Zinn raw #98]