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  • Interviews With Interviewers… About Interviewing

    Interviews With Interviewers… About Interviewing

    Skip Blumberg interviews a variety of “interviewers” about their work. These people include regular journalist type reporters, such as Mike Wallace, Barbara Walters, Studs Terkel, and Susan Stamberg; plus a psychoanalyst, Dr. Joel Kovel; and a police interrogator, Sean Grennan. Blumberg gets very honest responses (a tribute to his own interviewing skills) and manages to provide a fascinating look at why we like interviews, how they differ from normal conversations, and the psychological impact on both parties. Each subject has a different take on their work, which makes for interesting viewing. Some good quotes include: Continue reading

  • [Wrigley Field B-roll]

    [Wrigley Field B-roll]

    Footage inside Wrigley Field shot for the documentary Veeck: A Man For Any Season. Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #1

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #1

    Raw interview footage with Mark–The Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Continue reading

  • Once A Star #2

    Once A Star #2

    The second of two hour-long programs profiling former professional athletes. The show focuses on these athletes’ lives after retiring from sports, with archival footage sprinkled throughout. We get an in-depth look at these personalities, while also indirectly getting a sense of the difference between professional sports of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s versus today: virtually all of the athletes work for a living. This program includes segments on Former Chicago Bears Doug Atkins and Bill Wade;  pioneer female jockey Robyn Smith; hockey’s Dennis and Bobby Hull; pool hustler and oddball raconteur Minnesota Fats; baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn; and former world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson. Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #2

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #2

    Raw interview footage with Mark–the Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Includes footage of him revealing for the first time publicly that he received arthroscopic surgery for a shoulder injury. Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #4

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #4

    Raw interview footage with Mark–the Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Includes his experience of watching the 1984 World Series, Lance Parrish, the differences between A, AA, AAA, and major league baseball, and an anecdote about psychological intimidation with Claudell Washington.  Continue reading

  • Mark The Bird Fidrych #5

    Mark The Bird Fidrych #5

    Raw interview footage with Mark–the Bird–Fidrych, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, for the TNT special Once a Star. Topics include his farm, family, marriage, and children. Continue reading

  • [Channel 44 BV Master]

    [Channel 44 BV Master]

    Montage of Bill Veeck as a young man, in old age, shots of his autobiography “Veeck as in Wreck,” baseball, Comiskey Park, Eddie Gaedel, his wife Mary Frances, and many promotional gimmicks Veeck created. Frank Sinatra’s “I Did It My Way” plays over montage. Continue reading