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  • Opening Day: Bill Veeck’s Signs of Spring

    Opening Day: Bill Veeck’s Signs of Spring

    “I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.” —Bill Veeck It’s opening day at Wrigley Field and the Cubs will play the first game of their 100th season at Wrigley. To celebrate we have a video of legendary baseball owner Bill Veeck in the stands at Wrigley on opening day 1985. As a fan and an owner Bill Veeck offered a … Continue reading

  • Who was Bill Veeck’s greatest hero?

    Who was Bill Veeck’s greatest hero?

    BABE RUTH… Ask people to name five baseball players. Most will include “Babe Ruth,” even though his prime was 80 or 90 years ago and he died in 1948, 67 years ago this week. Many consider George Herman Ruth Jr. one of the greatest icons not only in baseball, but in all of American history. He was the most dominant player ever. In the 1922 season, he hit 54 home runs. No other player hit more than 19 and only … Continue reading

  • Spring training is here!

    Spring training is here!

    We had a productive week thanks to our five University of Michigan School of Information graduate students. We have a lot to tell you about… coming soon! We also had a great time sharing our experiences with our colleagues at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference last weekend in Chicago. Plus, our video projections at the Screen Test party at Gallery 400 were a hit! Tom Colley, Sara Chapman, Carolyn Faber, Nancy Watrous Now, off to Florida 1978, where … Continue reading

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #40]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #40]

    Raw footage for the documentary “Veeck: A Man For Any Season.” Bill Veeck talks about politics, including his feelings on Nixon and Vietnam, in his Hyde Park home. Continue reading

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #39]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #39]

    Raw footage for the documentary “Veeck: A Man For Any Season.” This tape features footage of Bill Veeck at his Hyde Park home, talking about racial integration. Continue reading

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #42]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #42]

    Raw footage for the documentary Veeck: A Man For Any Season. This tape continues an interview with Bill Veeck at home. The tape begins in the middle of him discussing what it is like to be disfigured. He describes various public health perceptions about leprosy and cancer. Later, he talks about his “ongoing love affair” with the English language and quotes Rudyard Kipling’s “The Wolf.” The end of the tape is footage of glass mobiles hanging inside and in Veeck’s backyard. Continue reading

  • Time Out, episode 150

    Time Out, episode 150

    This tape features and episode of “Time Out,” a weekly sports program that is hosted by a number of Chicago area journalists and sportscasters.  This week’s commentators are Kenny McReynolds, a WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University’s Men’s Basketball team, Rick Telander, a Chicago-based writer for Sports Illustrated, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and broadcaster and former NBA star John Mengelt.  Gary Fencik joins the group later in the tape. Continue reading

  • [Tom Weinberg video for Silver Circle Award]

    [Tom Weinberg video for Silver Circle Award]

    Short highlight reel of Tom Weinberg’s career for his Silver Circle Award presented by the Chicago / Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Continue reading