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  • How they dye the Chicago River green

    How they dye the Chicago River green

    In Chicago, it has been a tradition since the first Mayor Daley to dye the Chicago River green for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. In 1992, videomaker Patrick Creadon, shooting for The 90’s, went downtown at 2:30am to cover the preparation for the parade and to talk with the guys from Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union #110 about this tradition. The footage didn’t make it on the show, but 20 years later, we pulled it out of the archive and … Continue reading

  • In Memory of Harold Ramis (1944–2014)

    In Memory of Harold Ramis (1944–2014)

    Harold Ramis died last week after several courageous years fighting a debilitating disease. I first met Harold in the ’70s, and he always had as positive an outlook as anyone I’ve ever met. Through all his successes, he remained unimpressed with himself, and he would do anything to help those in need, even strangers. He was such a sweet guy, and was taken far too early. In memory of Harold, we’d like to share a few of the rare bits … Continue reading

  • And the Academy Award does not go to…

    And the Academy Award does not go to…

    Spielberg: “I got beaten out by Fellini!” We hope you enjoy a re-visit of one of our classics, in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards. Steven Spielberg expected to be a big winner at the 1976 Academy Awards. TVTV was in the room documenting his reaction when he got the news that, despite dominating the box office that year with Jaws, he was not nominated for Best Director. Here’s an inside look at the young director like you’ve never seen … Continue reading

  • Spielberg: “I got beaten out by Fellini!”

    Spielberg: “I got beaten out by Fellini!”

    Last night’s Academy Awards show reminded us of some relevant archival moments… Steven Spielberg expected to be a big winner at the 1976 Academy Awards. TVTV was in the room documenting his reaction when he got the news that, despite dominating the box office that year with Jaws, he was not nominated for Best Director. Here’s an inside look at the young director like you’ve never seen him since. Watch the full documentary.

  • TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards

    TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards

    Here is your front row ticket to 48th Academy Awards (1976). The Oscars as you’ve never seen them before. Watch a young Steven Spielberg lose out in his first of many nominations to be Best Director. Join Lily Tomlin as she buys her acceptance gown, Lee Grant rehearsing her “losing smile” for the camera and Michael Douglas planning his sweep of nominations for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Continue reading