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  • 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

  • Come out and play.

    A promotional video for Chicago Park District advertising programs, some new, some existing, at various Chicago Parks in September 2003. Divided into seven segments, each featuring a different park district program. Each segment is made up of narration over video and still photos of the various programs and parks that are featured. Continue reading

  • The Documentary Channel: Enhanced TV Demo

    A short demo for an interactive function that can be used when watching The Documentary Channel using WebTV. This function allows the viewer to find information on the program that is currently playing, find future TV listings, chat with other viewers, etc. Continue reading

  • Hail to the Cook

    Hail to the Cook

    This color film lavishes praise on the cooks and pastry chefs of the Empire Room at the Palmer House, and was written and narrated by Studs Terkel. Continue reading

  • [Studs Terkel in two industrial films]

    [Studs Terkel in two industrial films]

    Two industrial films from the 1940s and ’50s that feature Studs Terkel. In “Beginning to Date” (1953) Terkel plays a high school diving instructor and offers advice to students on proper dating etiquette. The second film on this tape, “No Vacancies” (1946), is about the crisis that plagued many returning WWII soldiers who could not afford housing. Terkel is the narrator in this piece. Continue reading

  • [Studs Terkel in three industrial films]

    [Studs Terkel in three industrial films]

    Three industrial films from the 1940s and ’50s that feature Studs Terkel. In an excerpt from “Beginning to Date” (1953) Terkel plays a high school diving instructor and offers advice to students on proper dating etiquette. The second film on this tape, “No Vacancies” (1946), is about the crisis that plagued many returning WWII soldiers who could not afford housing. Terkel is the narrator in this piece and for the final piece, “The Living City” (1953), which deals with urban issues. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: classical guitar player, what the French think of America]

    [The 90’s raw: classical guitar player, what the French think of America]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. The first segment is footage of a Chilean musician, who plays classical guitar in a small room in Paris. He talks about his Spartan lifestyle and his desire to become a professional musician. He then takes his guitar and goes to perform for change in the Metro. The second half of the tape covers the opinions of two French people on the United States. Continue reading

  • [Nuclear power plants]

    [Nuclear power plants]

    A documentary covering how nuclear power plants work, their safety issues, and public opinions on them. Don Johnson and Mike Gray speak with several industry employees as well as critics. Continue reading