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  • Chicago Tonight: Gene Siskel remembered

    Chicago Tonight: Gene Siskel remembered

    A brief recap of Gene Siskel’s life and career. A segment details Siskel’s early career, and is followed by a panel of his professional friends who share memories and stories. Continue reading

  • Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

    Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

    We cannot begin to articulate the sadness that Chicago is feeling today after the loss of one of our greats, Roger Ebert. By now there are innumerable tributes; we particularly recommend you read Robert Feder and Rick Kogan. Here’s Roger at his best in 1999, reminiscing about drinking with Mike Royko as a young kid fresh out of Urbana, Illinois, and reading Royko’s review of “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.” It’s a portrait of Chicago journalism that we deeply … Continue reading

  • Remembering Studs

    Studs Terkel died three years ago yesterday, on October 31, 2008. In January 2009, about 200 of Studs’ close friends came to the Chicago Cultural Center to tell their favorite Studs stories and jokes and to remember his life and work. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?amp;v=FOv_mjlL9jw]   Two Studs Terkel classics are now on DVD: It’s a Living (1974), the documentary based on Working, and Studs on a Soapbox (2000), a look at the feisty raconteur over several decades. The trailers are below … Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Roger Ebert]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Roger Ebert]

    This tape contains raw footage for the television show “Chicago Slices.” In this video, videomaker Doug Sawyer interviews film critic Roger Ebert during a reading and signing of his book, “Behind the Phantom’s Mask.” Continue reading

  • [WTTW pledge night]

    [WTTW pledge night]

    The bulk of the tape is an off-air recording of Tom Weinberg and Jack Wilson running WTTW’s pledge drive, explaining how it works and asking for donations. Operators answer phones in background. Before and after there are brief clips from several other channels. Continue reading