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  • Newshour: Chicago Iraqis

    Newshour: Chicago Iraqis

    Chicago Iraqis are interviewed about the presence of American forces in Iraq, consequences of violent bombings, and Iraq’s future after Saddam Hussein. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Iraqis]

    [Chicago Iraqis]

    A segment about Iraqi immigrants in Chicago and their opinions on Iraqi revolution as well as American intervention in Iraq. Continue reading

  • [Busia & Cioc raw #2]

    [Busia & Cioc raw #2]

    This tape contains raw footage for “Busia and Cioc” by Valjean McLenighan. McLenighan visits two of her elderly relatives in their apartment and interviews them about their experiences as Polish immigrants to Chicago near the turn of the century. The close-knit encounter of four women in the kitchen leads to an intimate discussion of the immigrant experience and the myth of the American Dream. Continue reading

  • [Busia & Cioc raw #1]

    [Busia & Cioc raw #1]

    This tape contains raw footage for “Busia and Cioc” by Valjean McLenighan. McLenighan visits two of her elderly relatives in their apartment and interviews them about their experiences as Polish immigrants to Chicago near the turn of the century. The close-knit encounter of four women in the kitchen leads to an intimate discussion of the immigrant experience and the myth of the American Dream. Continue reading

  • [Transfer of Lithuanian woman – Youth conference]

    [Transfer of Lithuanian woman – Youth conference]

    0:00 An elderly Lithuanian woman is interviewed while working in on a factory line sorting defective machine parts. She describes her pleasure in decorating her workstation with flowers. She reads some of the German philosophical quotations about loneliness and death (which make her giggle) that she keeps at her station to exercise her mind. She is very friendly and is disappointed when the interview is done so quickly. (B&W) 6:35 Black. 6:39 This material was taped over for the Lithuanian … Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Mary Polon]

    [The 90’s raw: Mary Polon]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Vicki Polon interviews her mother, Mary Polon. Mrs. Polon, the daughter of Polish-Jewish immigrants to New York City, is completely charming, telling several hilarious anecdotes about her family. Continue reading

  • The AIDS Connection: Hour V

    The AIDS Connection: Hour V

    This tape is a broadcast from hour 5 of an historic live, all night, talk show that addressed various issues surrounding the AIDS crisis. It was a breakthrough for live TV via satellite as it had never been attempted to connect five locations via satellite, with live feeds to and from the CONUS/Hubbard Broadcasting studio in Minneapolis. No nationally televised long-form program about the AIDS epidemic had been on the air when this was produced. It was seen on more than 120 stations around the country and brought together top experts in the field in the early days of public awareness of AIDS.

    Each hour featured a panel of guests taking questions from the hosts, the studio audience members, and the audience members and panelists participating via satellite. This hour is split into two half-hour segments. The first segment focuses on the global AIDS crisis and AIDS outside of the U.S. The second segment focuses on AIDS and religion (mainly AIDS and Christianity). Each segment features a call-in survey related to the segment topic. Several public service announcements, usually featuring celebrities, were shown in each half hour. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Joe Cummings Hanging Out In Skokie]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Joe Cummings Hanging Out In Skokie]

    Interviews with Skokie residents/immigrants from different countries who explain what they love about Skokie and why they chose Skokie over the rest of the world. Most give their full names, addresses, and phone numbers. Continue reading