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  • Chicago Slices – A Slice of Summer 1993

    Chicago Slices – A Slice of Summer 1993

    Chicago Slices was a local television series we produced 24 years ago. They were half-hour programs with four minutes of commercials, broadcast on independent channel 50, now owned by Fox TV. We created it to show interesting and offbeat local characters in short videos. As with many of the pioneering programs archived on Media Burn, it was an audience, critical and artistic success, but wasn’t financially viable for commercial television. Here’s a small slice of Chicago Slices from 1993. Watch the … Continue reading

  • Bike Messenger Jack Blackfelt- A Fresh Look

    Bike Messenger Jack Blackfelt- A Fresh Look

    “I get paid good money to just be who I am: a freak on wheels.” -Jack Blackfelt We have more than 7000 videos in our archive.  Most portray interesting people at a particular moment in their lives.  One great thing about video is its ability for people to watch many years later and provide perspective about how they’ve changed. This is the first of these updates we will be doing. This update features footage of colorful bike messenger Jack Blackfelt that was … Continue reading

  • The Legacy of Chernobyl

    The Legacy of Chernobyl

    “I can see war. I cannot see radiation. I look around one day and I am dead.” —Dick Gregory, 1979 Illinois is a state of nuclear renown. The first ever atomic chain reaction took place at the University of Chicago in 1942. In 1960 the nation’s first full-scale, privately financed nuclear power plant, Dresden Generating Station, opened in northern Illinois. Today, Illinois continues to be the number one nuclear power producer in the U.S. and a nexus of the debate around … Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Marc Smith]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Marc Smith]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series documenting life in and around Chicago, that aired on WPWR-50 in the early 1990s. This video covers the semi-final of a poetry slam at the Green Mill, and consists mostly of short clips of various poets, as well as Marc Smith’s entire poem. 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

  • [Chicago Slices raw: How To Be On TV]

    [Chicago Slices raw: How To Be On TV]

    This video begins five minutes of footage featuring everyday people on Michigan Avenue reading a promotion for the television show Chicago Slices. This is followed by footage of a Community Media Workshop hosted by various professionals who work in media, including Hank Dezutter, Tom Brune of the Chicago Sun-Times, Laurie Glenn, Valerie Denney, and Hope Daniels. This is the last day of the 6 part workshop which is designed to prep non-profit spokespersons how to effectively use media to further their cause. The workshop includes instruction and mock interviews that are recorded. Presenters play the interviews back and offer feedback to the participants.  Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Rhonda Daniels]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Rhonda Daniels]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series about everyday life in Chicago. This tape features Rhonda Daniels, a cartoon artist who lives in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Daniels talks about her art as a way to express and educate about life in the “urban jungle” and demonstrates her artwork while she talks about the challenges of life in the city, including racism, drugs, crime, and poverty. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Personal Shopper #2]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Personal Shopper #2]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series documenting life in and around Chicago. Skip Blumberg continues to interview Linda Jarnig, a “Personal Touch” sales person about shopping for people who don’t have time to shop for themselves. This is a continuation of footage from a previous tape. Continue reading