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  • The RNC TV show: 40 years ago

    The RNC TV show: 40 years ago

    It was 1972… the first time anyone other than commercial networks were able to produce video tape on the floor of the convention. Alternative video pioneers TVTV, armed with portapaks, turned their cameras on TV news journalists who explained how the whole event was a heavily orchestrated show for the cameras.   So, what else is new? Meet The Press at the 1972 Republican National Convention 3 ratings 2,360 views Watch the full version of TVTV’s full 1972 guerrilla television … Continue reading

  • Mike Wallace (1918-2012) on interviewing the Ayatollah

    Mike Wallace (1918-2012) on interviewing the Ayatollah

    We wanted to honor the life and career of journalist Myron “Mike” Wallace (1918-2012). Two tapes in our archive feature Wallace telling the story of one of the defining moments of his career: his interview with the Ayatollah Khomeini during the Iran hostage crisis. One of the tapes is a 1985 program by camcorder pioneer and video artist Skip Blumberg called “Interviews with Interviewers… About Interviewing” (also featuring interviews with Susan Stamberg, Studs Terkel, and Barbara Walters). The other is … Continue reading

  • Conventions 72

    Conventions 72

    This tape features a portion of the Group W national broadcast version of TVTV’s 1972 convention coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. (Separately produced as two 60 minute programs: “The World’s Largest TV Studio” on the DNC and “Four More Years” on the RNC.) It includes 45 minutes of FMY and 10 minutes of WLTVS, in addition to providing context for the way the television audience viewed the highly influential programs, including the introduction and commercials. This footage was the first independent video ever shown on national television. Continue reading

  • [Studs Terkel misc]

    [Studs Terkel misc]

    This tape is a two-hour compilation video that includes clips and segments of Studs Terkel, including Artbeat with Von Freeman (5/19/97), The Awful Truth (9/24/99), The Dollmaker with Jane Fonda, Studs Terkel and Mike Wallace (4/17/00). Continue reading