This 1974 documentary provides a fun and often unbelievable look at the people behind the advertising industry. It's a time capsule of the post-Mad Men era in American influence peddling.
An irreverent and insightful look at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in NYC, from the events at Madison Square Garden to the countercultural pranksters in the streets. Featuring Jimmy Carter, Jerry Brown, Chevy Chase, & Ron Kovic.
This witty and startlingly candid look at the 1972 Republican National Convention is a classic work of guerrilla television, and an alternative time capsule of an era of dramatic change in American politics, media, and culture.
It's A Living was based on Studs Terkel's groundbreaking oral history book, Working. Ten video pioneers worked with Terkel to make an insightful documentary about everyday people that was unlike anything that had been broadcast on TV.
This doc by video pioneers TVTV examines Guru Maharaj Ji, 16-year-old leader of a cult-like new age group, known to his followers as Lord of the Universe. The 1974 gathering at Houston's Astrodome features Rennie Davis and Abbie Hoffman.
This 1976 doc follows a few of the thousands of people who come to Los Angeles every year to "make it" in show business. It also features Tab Hunter and Shelley Winters discussing what it takes to survive in Hollywood and effects of fame.
This 1978 documentary is a portrait of WBBM news radio overnight crime reporter Joe Cummings. This street-smart wisecracker fearlessly chased the stories on the police radio to become one of Chicago's most memorable characters.
A revealing portrait of Dan Rostenkowski, Chicago's most important Congressman in Washington. The Chairman was at the height of his power when this 1981 documentary was produced, 15 years before he was convicted and sent to federal prison.
This doc is an intimate tribute to Studs Terkel: Pulitzer Prize winner, radio legend, incomparable raconteur. It finds Terkel on his soapbox in Bughouse Square, at WFMT, his home in Uptown, and with his friends Mike Royko and Nelson Algren.
This remarkably candid, insightful, and often hilarious documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation and spin of the 1992 presidential debate (Bush, Clinton & Perot). Produced for the award-winning PBS series, THE 90's.
This remarkably candid, insightful, and often hilarious documentary provides an inside look at the biggest shows in politics: the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Produced for the award-winning PBS series, THE 90's.
Insightful and often hilarious, the award-winning PBS series THE 90's presents an inside look at the road to the presidency for Bill Clinton and his young team, including David Axelrod, James Carville, Rahm Emanuel, & George Stephanopoulos.
Football like you've never seen it before! This hilarious and insightful documentary featuring Christopher Guest and Bill Murray takes you behind the scenes of the 1976 Super Bowl X between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Baseball legend Bill Veeck was the colorful owner of the Chicago White Sox (twice), the Cleveland Indians, and the St. Louis Browns. This 1985 doc is an intimate portrait of the man and his world, narrated by Bill's wife, Mary Frances.
This 1978 documentary classic is an inside look at the old-style Chicago Machine politics of the Richard J. Daley era, where Alderman Vito Marzullo ran his West Side 25th Ward virtually unchallenged from 1953-1985.