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  • Sept 5: Be the first to see Studs’ Place episodes lost for 60 years

    Sept 5: Be the first to see Studs’ Place episodes lost for 60 years

    STUDS’ PLACE: LOST AND FOUND SEPTEMBER 5, 2012, 5:30-7:30pm FREE ADMISSION Free non-alcoholic beverages Birthday cheesecake courtesy of Eli’s Cheesecake Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State St., Chicago, IL guarantee your seats by rsvp’ing to info@mediaburn.org On September 5, you will have the first opportunity to see footage from four lost episodes of the seminal Chicago TV show Studs’ Place. Unseen for 60 years, these kinescope recordings of the live show were recently discovered in Terkel’s basement. This amazing … Continue reading

  • Jazz legend Von Freeman improvising with Studs Terkel

    Jazz legend Von Freeman improvising with Studs Terkel

    Chicago jazz legend Von Freeman died yesterday at the age of 88. We present some truly special footage of the tenor saxophonist improvising live with Studs Terkel in 1997.

  • Studs’ Place: Jimmy Romano is Home – The Living City

    Studs’ Place: Jimmy Romano is Home – The Living City

    Studs’ Place (1951?) produced by Charlie Andrews. This episode is called “Jimmy Romano Is Home.” A neighborhood kid comes back from college on the East Coast and suffers embarrassment over his working class roots. Eventually he realizes the people in his neighborhood have more talent than he thought. Features musical performances by Chet Roble and Win Stracke. Followed by “The Living City” (1953). Instructional film dealing with urban problems such as how are existing slums to be eliminated, how to deal with congestion, etc. “How did our cities get this way?” “I was in bombed out cities in Europe in the war. And then I came back to Chicago to this.” We need to tear down the slums, and build up new affordable housing. Studs Terkel narrates. Continue reading

  • [Billy and Brian Murray at the Superbowl]

    [Billy and Brian Murray at the Superbowl]

    Raw and unused footage from “TVTV Goes To The Superbowl.” This tape features footage of Bill Murray and his brother Brian at the 1976 Superbowl. Bill pretends to be an odd Dallas Cowboys’ super fan who wondered onto the field before the game. This tape also includes footage of interviews for the show “Chicago Slices.” Continue reading