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. This tape takes place on election day, 1980. The tape opens with b-roll footage of billboards advertising that Rostenkowski is "Working for Chicago," and that Rostenkowski means "Leadership for Chicago." B-roll footage of the exterior of Rostenkowski's Chicago office follows.
00:00Copy video clip URL Tape begins with black screen and transfers over to color bars.
00:57Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of a Rostenkowski billboard along the highway. The camera operator picks up a couple shots from a few different angles. Various shots of the downtown skyline and commuter traffic are included as well.
04:57Copy video clip URL Cut to shot of a Rostenkowski banner that hangs upon the side of an apartment building.
06:09Copy video clip URL Screen cuts to black.
06:12Copy video clip URL Screen cuts back in to a shot of a sign above Rostenkowski’s Chicago office that reads, “Vote Nov. 4th.” There is another shot of a neon sign that is hanging in the storefront window. It reads,” Your voice in Wash. D.C., Dan Rostenkowski, Congressman.”
08:32Copy video clip URL Tape ends.