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  • What’s News at the 1972 political conventions work tape

    What’s News at the 1972 political conventions work tape

    Rough cut of an edit of interviews with journalists shot by TVTV for Four More Years and World’s Largest TV Studio, which covered, respectively, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions of 1972. Continue reading

  • How they dye the Chicago River green

    How they dye the Chicago River green

    In Chicago, it has been a tradition since the first Mayor Daley to dye the Chicago River green for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. In 1992, videomaker Patrick Creadon, shooting for The 90’s, went downtown at 2:30am to cover the preparation for the parade and to talk with the guys from Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union #110 about this tradition. The footage didn’t make it on the show, but 20 years later, we pulled it out of the archive and … Continue reading

  • In Memory of Harold Ramis (1944–2014)

    In Memory of Harold Ramis (1944–2014)

    Harold Ramis died last week after several courageous years fighting a debilitating disease. I first met Harold in the ’70s, and he always had as positive an outlook as anyone I’ve ever met. Through all his successes, he remained unimpressed with himself, and he would do anything to help those in need, even strangers. He was such a sweet guy, and was taken far too early. In memory of Harold, we’d like to share a few of the rare bits … Continue reading

  • And the Academy Award does not go to…

    And the Academy Award does not go to…

    Spielberg: “I got beaten out by Fellini!” We hope you enjoy a re-visit of one of our classics, in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards. Steven Spielberg expected to be a big winner at the 1976 Academy Awards. TVTV was in the room documenting his reaction when he got the news that, despite dominating the box office that year with Jaws, he was not nominated for Best Director. Here’s an inside look at the young director like you’ve never seen … Continue reading

  • Spielberg: “I got beaten out by Fellini!”

    Spielberg: “I got beaten out by Fellini!”

    Last night’s Academy Awards show reminded us of some relevant archival moments… Steven Spielberg expected to be a big winner at the 1976 Academy Awards. TVTV was in the room documenting his reaction when he got the news that, despite dominating the box office that year with Jaws, he was not nominated for Best Director. Here’s an inside look at the young director like you’ve never seen him since. Watch the full documentary.

  • Fat Tuesday, Cajun style

    Fat Tuesday, Cajun style

    Although most people typically associate Mardi Gras with Bourbon Street and the French Quarter in New Orleans, there is another Mardi Gras tradition that has been practiced for generations in Louisiana’s Cajun Country. In 1975, video pioneers TVTV produced the documentary “The Good Times Are Killing Me” about the people they met in the towns of Basile, Mamou, and Eunice, Louisiana. The video documented the old culture and way of life, including the traditional Courir de Mardi Gras or “Mardi … Continue reading

  • Bill Murray and Christopher Guest at Super Bowl IX 1/2

    Bill Murray and Christopher Guest at Super Bowl IX 1/2

    Before covering 1976’s Super Bowl X, TVTV experimented with some comedy journalism by covering the pickup game between the CBS Superbowl Broadcast team. The game featured hall of famer Johnny Unitas with play-by-play by Phyllis George. It’s also one of the earliest TV appearances for Bill Murray and Christopher Guest. Also enjoy the full documentary, TVTV Goes To the Superbowl.

  • TVTV at Conversations at the Edge, 10/25/12

    TVTV at Conversations at the Edge, 10/25/12

    If you weren’t able to make it to Conversations at the Edge at the Gene Siskel Film Center in October, check out the video of the TVTV discussion with Allen Rucker and Tom Weinberg. Video courtesy of Conversations at the Edge. And of course, if you haven’t already, watch Four More Years (TVTV, 1972, 60m) Conversations at the Edge: TVTV’s Four More Years, 10/25/2012 from Conversations at the Edge on Vimeo. Original event description: October 25- TVTV: FOUR MORE YEARS … Continue reading