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  • Face it layoff

    Face it layoff

    This video contains footage gathered for the television program “Watch It.” Some of this footage was also gathered for the television show “Wired In,” which never made it on the air. In this video, we watch as broadcast journalist Anne Johnsos, along with a video crew, visits a technology convention in Chicago to demo a new product called “Face It.” Continue reading

  • [Ilinois political candidate ads 1979-1982 by Don Rose]

    [Ilinois political candidate ads 1979-1982 by Don Rose]

    Illinois political candidate advertisements from 1979 – 1982. Candidates include Jane Byrne for Mayor, Jim Edgar for Secretary of State, Neil Hartigan for Attorney General, Bernard Carey for Cook County State’s Attorney, Seymour Simon for Illinois Supreme Court, and an ad for a team of lawyers running for Illinois Appellate Court. Continue reading

  • Stories of the unemployed

    Stories of the unemployed

    Unemployment has been a troubling issue in recent years. It’s not the first time. In 1975, Skip Blumberg and Anda Korsts taped people waiting at the Office of Unemployment Insurance in Chicago’s Logan Square as part of the “It’s a Living” series produced through Videopolis and aired on WTTW. It’s a humbling exercise in futility and frustration. Watch the full 30-minute program at Media Burn. Did you miss Tom, Sara, and Judy Hoffman on WLUW’s Live From The Heartland radio … Continue reading

  • Happy 175th Birthday, Chicago!

    Happy 175th Birthday, Chicago!

    Chicago is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its incorporation. Nobody personified Chicago better than Richard J. Daley.  This 1986 special, produced for the 10th anniversary of his death, reveals the life and times of the man who was synonymous with Chicago for 21 years. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cikvfLGCA04] You can also watch the full special at Media Burn.

  • A Conversation with Studs Terkel and Andrew Patner

    A Conversation with Studs Terkel and Andrew Patner

    Studs Terkel speaks with Andrew Patner at the University of Chicago. Continue reading

  • Chicago Reader, 1983

    Chicago Reader, 1983

    As the Chicago Reader celebrates its 40th anniversary, here’s a look back at the paper in 1983, including interviews with then-Publisher and Editor Robert Roth and then-Assistant Editor Michael Miner. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06_hNo-VmAM] If you haven’t already checked it out, don’t miss the Reader’s own retrospective and specifically, Miner’s fascinating recollection.

  • Remembering Studs

    Studs Terkel died three years ago yesterday, on October 31, 2008. In January 2009, about 200 of Studs’ close friends came to the Chicago Cultural Center to tell their favorite Studs stories and jokes and to remember his life and work. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?amp;v=FOv_mjlL9jw]   Two Studs Terkel classics are now on DVD: It’s a Living (1974), the documentary based on Working, and Studs on a Soapbox (2000), a look at the feisty raconteur over several decades. The trailers are below … Continue reading

  • Straight Arrow edit

    Straight Arrow edit

    A night at the Straight Arrow Tap in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, a neighborhood tavern where residents from many walks of life mingle. Continue reading