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  • [Elizabeth Brackett lecture]

    [Elizabeth Brackett lecture]

    A talk from Elizabeth Brackett detailing her career trajectory so far, and her research for her book on Rod Blagojevich. Continue reading

  • Studs Terkel at Facets, 3/19/06

    Studs Terkel at Facets, 3/19/06

    Film critic Michael Wilmington interviews Studs Terkel at Facets Cinematheque in Chicago as part of a screening of John Ford’s 1940 “Grapes of Wrath,” an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s book of the same name. Continue reading

  • Mexican Art Gallery

    Mexican Art Gallery

    This video shows a Mexican art gallery in Los Angeles which exhibits the works of a family of folk artists who live in Mexico City. Later in the video is also a brief interview with an immigrant who was a winner of the green card lottery, who speaks mostly about her time in this country as an immigrant. Continue reading

  • RF on the streets #2

    RF on the streets #2

    Tom Weinberg and Nathan Goldstein interview people in downtown Chicago for the Radio Faces program. Continue reading

  • Sum And Substance: Jimmy Durante

    In this video Herman Harvey conducts an interview with the legendary actor, singer, composer Jimmy Durante. Durante is candid, insightful, and typically charming during the interview. Topics discussed include: the most important thing in a person’s life; the audience; helping other performers; Durante’s satisfaction with his life & career; Durante’s early childhood in New York; and changes in the entertainment industry – particularly changes in music with audiences embracing rock & roll. Quotes include: Continue reading

  • [Bill Veeck at O’Leary’s #9]

    [Bill Veeck at O’Leary’s #9]

    Raw footage of Veeck at O’Leary’s for Bill Veeck’s Saloon. Veeck, Bill Brashler, and Waldo discuss the De Paul vs. St. Joseph game (see tape 8) and sports generally. Continue reading

  • Say So

    Rough cut/crude edit of the talk show Say So, Test #6. Guests include Anne Keegan, Joe Cummings, and Lee Glazer. Topics include increasing homeless population; crime in the city; cost of education vs. cost of keeping someone in prison; changing the conditions that breed crime in housing projects; and lack of leaders/leadership in Chicago. Interspersed in the discussion are clips from movies, TV shows, and newsreels that highlight a particular point of discussion. Clips include: the John Belushi film Continental Divide, an un-credited documentary, and a 1955 newsreel featuring Mayor Richard J. Daley giving a speech about public housing. Quotes include: Continue reading

  • [Bill Veeck at O’Leary’s #10]

    [Bill Veeck at O’Leary’s #10]

    Raw footage of Bill Veeck at O’Leary’s for Bill Veeck’s Saloon. Continuation of discussion about sports and baseball. Participants are noticeably inebriated (Veeck in particular). Continue reading