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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

  • [Studs does Bob, also re: radio]

    [Studs does Bob, also re: radio]

    Studs Terkel does a promo for Image Union with its mascot, Bob, for the 10th anniversary show. He then moves in to a discussion of radio in Chicago and how it’s changed since he entered the field. Some of this footage was used in “Studs On A Soapbox.” Continue reading

  • Blues And More

    Blues man Pervis Spann hosts his absurdist comedy show, which also features music videos from blues and R&B artists. Continue reading

  • The Bill Veeck Show: Sex And The College Student

    The Bill Veeck Show: Sex And The College Student

    Host Bill Veeck and his guests discuss the issue of sex on college campuses. Dr. Alfred Flarsheim had recently published a book called “Sex and the College Student,” so his research was used as a guide. The other two guests, Andrea Tyree and Frank Wallace, were described as consultants. The panel’s feeling is that at that point in history, sexual morality was shifting, due in large part to the widespread availability of birth control methods. The guests describe sexuality as switching from being bounded by public morality to a private morality. The feeling is that since pregnancy is no longer a concern, the moral issue for couples is now whether sex is the “right” thing to do in the context of their relationship. The discussion moves between topics, but generally focuses on whether/how to enforce moral norms onto sexuality. Continue reading

  • [Bill Veeck on the David Letterman Show]

    [Bill Veeck on the David Letterman Show]

    Bill Veeck is a guest on the David Letterman Show. Veeck is charming and funny but tends to dominate the conversation. While he is crowd-pleasing, he clearly throws off Letterman, who is used to controlling the show. Continue reading

  • Say So, episode 6

    Say So, episode 6

    Test for a show on Chicago news and events. Continue reading