Raw footage for the TV program Chicago Slices. Shot for the segment, "What the El?," host Judy Markey encourages passengers on the CTA train to guess about the lives of fellow passengers.
00:00Copy video clip URL Judy Markey and producer Tom Weinberg wait for a train to arrive. Judy does an introduction to “What the El” as the train approaches.
01:35Copy video clip URL After boarding a crowded northbound Brown Line train at Merchandise Mart, Judy begins her first round. Two women on the train guess information about a lady in a red coat on the other end of the train. Then Judy talks to the lady in the red coat, named Sally, and sees how accurate the guesses were.
07:00Copy video clip URL Another round of guessing begins. Two teenage boys guess about a young woman. The woman, unfortunately, gets off the train before Judy can ask her about herself. Instead, the two teenage boys start guessing about a different woman. Then Judy finds out how accurate they were.
14:30Copy video clip URL Judy approaches two riders for another round of “What the El?”
18:30Copy video clip URL Judy switches trains at Belmont and boards the Red Line.
20:55Copy video clip URL Another round of guessing begins.
26:00Copy video clip URL Judy switches trains at the Lawrence stop and heads back toward the Loop. Once aboard, more “What the El” guessing happens. Afterwards, there is some B roll footage of the El tracks as the train moves along them.
34:23Copy video clip URL End of tape.