[Rostenkowski raw #109]

Raw footage from the 1981 documentary "Rostenkowski," a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. First ten minutes or so is b-roll. Then there is a flurry of activity because Rostenkowski is about to announce his acceptance of the position of Chairman of Ways and Means. The crew rushes to get to the meeting, but nothing of the meeting is on camera. Poor audio throughout.

00:00Copy video clip URL Footage of crew testing equipment and making phone calls.

03:55Copy video clip URL Cut to shot of newspaper article that reads, “Rostenkowski Is Set To Chair Tax Panel, Reject Whip Position.”

04:05Copy video clip URL Footage of Rostenkowski’s staff answering phone calls regarding whether the Congressman has made an announcement about his accepting the Chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee.

07:32Copy video clip URL Quick cut to Joseph Dowley, one of Rostenkowski’s staff members, in his office.

08:18Copy video clip URL Quick cut to shot of a clock that hangs in Rostnekowski’s office. Sound cuts out during this portion of the tape.

09:21Copy video clip URL Screen goes black. Audio is picking up Rostenkowski and Weinberg going over potential camera shots.

10:08Copy video clip URL The crew is now waiting outside of Rostenkowski’s office and is about to escort him to a press conference regarding his announcement.

12:45Copy video clip URL Rostenkowski briskly makes his way out of his office and hurries over to the meeting. When they arrive at the meeting, Rostenkowski is quick to leave the crew as he enters the meeting.

15:57Copy video clip URL Quick cut to shot of the Capitol Building.

16:35Copy video clip URL Quick cut to Weinberg presumably interviewing a colleague of Rostenkowski. Poor audio.

18:22Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

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