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  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Niki Tsongas on the Kathy and Judy show]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Niki Tsongas on the Kathy and Judy show]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. Niki Tsongas, wife of Senator Paul Tsongas, on “The Kathy and Judy Show” on WGN radio talking about her husband’s campaign. Kathy and Judy ask typical campaign issue questions (“Why should we vote for your husband?”). Continue reading

  • Radio Faces #3

    Radio Faces #3

    A behind-the-scenes look at Chicago radio personalities: how they view their careers, what they ‘re like off the air, plus, what goes into the creation of a successful radio show. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Tom McKean]

    [The 90’s raw: Tom McKean]

    Raw tape for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. Tom McKean, radio and television broadcaster and former drug addict, talks about his experiences getting off drugs and his mission to educate others. The second part of the tape follows McKean broadcasting in the radio studio. Continue reading

  • [Joe Cummings at WBBM #3]

    [Joe Cummings at WBBM #3]

    Raw tape from the 1978 documentary “Overnight Man,” which follows WBBM/Chicago radio news man Joe Cummings. Similarly enjoyable behind-the-scenes banter with Cummings in the WBBM studio. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Tom McKean On The Radio]

    [The 90’s raw: Tom McKean On The Radio]

    Raw tape for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. Tom McKean, radio and television broadcaster and former drug addict, hosts his radio talk show at Chicago’s WLUP AM 1000. He covers various addiction related topics during his show. Continue reading

  • [Joe Cummings Wednesday night #2]

    [Joe Cummings Wednesday night #2]

    Raw tape from the 1978 documentary “Overnight Man,” which follows WBBM/Chicago radio news man Joe Cummings. Mostly outdoor (i.e. black) b-roll, although there is an interesting segment with the camera following Cummings into the Cook County Hospital and getting kicked out. Good footage of Chicago police in the 70’s, when the detectives still looked like they came straight out of a film noir. Also includes a shot of Miller’s Pub at night. Continue reading

  • Remembering Chicago Radio

    A documentary about Chicago radio in its prime from the late 1920’s through the early 1940’s. It is made up primarily of the recollections of the people involved with Chicago radio during its prime. Very interesting, but the interviews run for a long time with no interruption, or any image other than that of the interviewee. Also includes vintage still photos, and audio clips from various radio shows; including “Little Orphan Annie,” “Fibber McGee & Molly,” and “The Breakfast Club.” Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Kids’ tv, Michael Colyar, Shadow Traffic]

    [The 90’s raw: Kids’ tv, Michael Colyar, Shadow Traffic]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. The first segment captures the recording of a children’s news program called “Chicago on Parade.” They visit the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and the Art Institute. The kids’ reporting style is very formal, like traditional TV news, and they fumble often to remember their lines. The second segment is an interview with fast-talking comedian and humanitarian Michael Colyar in a park in downtown Chicago. Colyar had recently been in the public spotlight because he was the winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize competition on “Star Search” and immediately donated half of the money to a charity for homeless children. Colyar got his start in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles but was back in town for a performance. When describing his comedy, he says it is socially conscious and thought provoking, often dealing with such issues as racism or AIDS. The third segment covers the headquarters for Shadow Traffic in the John Hancock Observatory. Continue reading