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  • Occupation

    Documentary about a sit-in conducted by Harvard University students in 2001 to protest the low wages of Harvard employees. The sit-in lasted 21 days and eventually resulted in the adoption of a living wage of at least $10.83/hour for university employees. The cameras follow both the students occupying the administration building and the activity outside. We also get interviews from the Harvard employees involved in the strike and news coverage of the event. Continue reading

  • Chicago Tonight, episode #15036

    Chicago Tonight, episode #15036

    A 1997 interview with Studs Terkel on Chicago Tonight. John Callaway interviews Terkel on Labor Day. The two talk about Terkel’s impending retirement from radio, the importance of history, and the effects of the technological age on society. Continue reading