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  • Pick Up Your Feet: The Double Dutch Show

    Pick Up Your Feet: The Double Dutch Show

    A sweet, interesting, and enjoyable documentary about a double dutch championship for junior high age kids in New York. The tape featured mainly local kids from Manhattan and the boroughs, but the event drew an international crowd to the Lincoln Center on 6/13/81. We spend time with the teams as they practice and compete and hear about how they train and how they feel about their sport. The tape manages to simultaneously capture all of the tension of the competition and give a personal look at a number of the teams. Blumberg manages to catch the participants at their most raw and emotional moments, like when a 10 (?) year old girl is sobbing uncontrollably like she had just lost a family member. Blumberg asks her what place her team got. They were #1. Continue reading

  • Danger Man

    Documentary about successful folk/blues/bluegrass/rock musician David Bromberg’s final tour with his 11-piece band, which he broke up in order fulfill his dream of becoming a violinmaker. Most of the documentary is spent watching Bromberg and his band perform. There is some interview footage with Bromberg and his band members in between performances. Continue reading

  • Steel Mill 2

    Raw footage from Studs Terkel at the Steel Mill by The Public Interest Video Network. Terkel interviews steel mill workers about Reagan’s policies (“What does Ronald Reagan mean to you?”) and the low level of employment at the mill. Also b-roll of the plant. Continue reading

  • Rostenkowski: The Man And The Power

    Rostenkowski: The Man And The Power

    This is an early fifteen minute sampler for the documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. The tape is full of anecdotes relating to the particular style of politics in Chicago and the man himself. This revealing tape shows us the phone calls, handshakes, and political deals that run this country. Continue reading

  • [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini, Lilly’s edit]

    [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini, Lilly’s edit]

    Lilly Ollinger’s rough edit of Mayor Jane Byrne’s Easter Celebration at Cabrini. Byrne had moved in to Cabrini Green in an effort to clean up crime. Has interviews with Cabrini Green residents and Jesse White about Byrne’s move. Also has explanatory voiceover. Timecode onscreen. Shot for “Ambassadors of Cabrini.” Continue reading

  • Video Broadcasting Network; Episode no. 01.

    0:00 Color bars and tone. Continue reading

  • Video Newscasting Network; Episode no. 02

    0:00 Host Tom Madden introduces show and interview with Dick Wiley and Mark Fowler, Chairman of the FCC. This interview is continued from episode one. They discuss PTAR and the development of pay television service. Fowley discuss his opposition to government interference with television. Continue reading

  • [George Thorogood]

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