This documentary is a portrait of WBBM news radio overnight crime reporter Joe Cummings. When he arrived in Chicago, he was an alcoholic without a high school degree and an address on Skid Row, but Cummings found his calling on the gritty streets of Chicago. This street-smart wisecracker fearlessly chased the stories on the police radio to become one of Chicago’s most memorable characters. Acclaimed documentarian Tom Weinberg spent several weeks of overnights with this colorful character as he tracks down police officers, firefighters, and late night witnesses to get the scoop on the city he loved. It was originally broadcast on WTTW/Chicago in 1978.
Overnight Man (download)
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