[Bye Bye Basil #1]

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0:25 Nov 23, 1987. Raw tape of goodbye party for Basil Talbot. People mill around art gallery. Weinberg describes tape as time capsule for Basil.

2:20 Regina Rayburn shows her Basil t-shirt.

3:00 Former colleague at Sun Times sends his wishes.

4:20 Toni Schlessinger is sad to see Basil leave.

5:00 Man makes joke about bridges in Chicago and talks about Basil’s style of journalism.

6:55 Jim Edgar shares his favorite moments with Basil.

7:45 Group of people makes jokes for Basil and wish him well.

8:50 Man complements Basil. Tim Tilly?

11:50 Roger Ebert stands by Basil.

13:00 Ray and Molly warn against the liberals in Washington.

13:45 Man seems bitter about Washington politics.

15:45 Man talks about how Basil doesn’t respond to public opinion and talks about the newspaper “The Chicago American¬Ě.”

17:15 Man sends good luck.

17:45 End of tape.



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