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  • George McGovern (1922-2012) and TVTV on Thursday

    George McGovern (1922-2012) and TVTV on Thursday

    This weekend marked the passing of the George McGovern, the former senator and 1972 candidate for president. A fiery and passionate champion of liberal causes, he was a formidable political presence even well into his 80s. Below, you’ll see him in 1971 talking about what it took to stand up against Vietnam in 1963. The clip is from TVTV’s landmark 1972 work of guerrilla television, “World’s Largest TV Studio.” Coincidentally, this week you have the opportunity to see two founding … Continue reading

  • 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

  • TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    A behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Super Bowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Super Bowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype. Continue reading

  • TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards

    TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards

    Here is your front row ticket to 48th Academy Awards (1976). The Oscars as you’ve never seen them before. Watch a young Steven Spielberg lose out in his first of many nominations to be Best Director. Join Lily Tomlin as she buys her acceptance gown, Lee Grant rehearsing her “losing smile” for the camera and Michael Douglas planning his sweep of nominations for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Continue reading

  • The Good Times Are Killing Me

    The Good Times Are Killing Me

    Documentary about the rapidly fading Cajun culture in rural Louisiana. About half of the tape focuses on Nathan Abshire, “Mr. Accordion,” who performs traditional music with his band and talks about the old life. The other major focus of the tape is the celebration of Cajun Mardi Gras. 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

  • [Five Day Bicycle Race raw #28]

    [Five Day Bicycle Race raw #28]

    This video contains raw footage shot for “Five Day Bicycle Race,” a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. This video documents a champagne breakfast and fashion show at Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan. Various attendees and convention delegates are interviewed about their experience in New York and their thoughts on the convention. Continue reading

  • [Billy and Brian Murray at the Super Bowl]

    [Billy and Brian Murray at the Super Bowl]

    Raw and unused footage from “TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl.” This tape features footage of Bill Murray and his brother Brian at the 1976 Super Bowl. Bill pretends to be an odd Dallas Cowboys’ super fan who wondered onto the field before the game. This tape also includes footage of interviews for the show “Chicago Slices.” Continue reading