Found footage for use in the 1981 documentary "Rostenkowski," a portrait of the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. Very staticky footage of Rostenkowski on WMAQ-TV's "Today in Chicago" show with nearly inaudible audio. Talking about having to overcome resistance on the part of the Reagan administration to push through important social programs.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a rather static filled shot of Rostenkowski on the Today in Chicago show.
00:09Copy video clip URL Footage starts in the middle of a statement being made by the Congressman. Rostenkowski seems to be talking about the national budget and the Reagan atmosphere in Washington. This interview took place shortly after Reagan was elected into office.
00:47Copy video clip URL The person that was recording this interview flipped through channels for a brief moment.
00:48Copy video clip URL Cut back into the interview with Rostenkowski. The Congressman is speaking about the faults of Reagan’s campaign promises. Rostenkowski believes that the media will be very critical of those faults in the future.
01:46Copy video clip URL The interviewer says that Rostenkowski sounds fairly optimistic about the coming years in Congress. Rostenkowski responds to the statement and emphasizes the need for “sacrifice” in Congress.
02:00Copy video clip URL The interview ends and the host closes the show. What follows is a short clips of footage from Rostenkowski’s interview and various news casts from different channels.
02:53Copy video clip URL Tape ends.