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. Assorted clips taped off TV news for reporting on Rostenkowski's decision to become chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. There are many timecode breaks and blank segments between clips. There is also a lot of [unrelated to this documentary] footage of Mayor Jane Byrne's husband Jay McMullen, who had recently decided to leave his job at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Clips of Rostenkowski’s conversation with the press include:
01:04Copy video clip URL “We’re going to need some expertise and I hope that I can provide that.”
02:45Copy video clip URL “I think that there’s a conservative philosophy in the house of representatives… I’m hoping that with Danny Rostenkowski being chairman of Ways and Means we can work up to some sort of a consensus.”
06:47Copy video clip URL Same clip as at just after a minute.
Other historically important, yet unrelated, clips include:
05:05Copy video clip URL Terrifying footage of Jane Byrne singing Christmas carols with children.
09:30Copy video clip URL The Soviet Bloc Countries assure the West that Poland will always remain a Communist country.
11:30Copy video clip URL This segment is on Second City. The clips pop in and out very randomly and may not all relate. First, there is a clip of a 1961 sketch featuring Alan Arkin and Barbara Harris called “Museum Piece.”
12:51Copy video clip URL Bill Murray as a sleazy Las Vegas lounge singer. Sings “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.”
14:11Copy video clip URL Images of former Second City members, interviews with Chicago critics.
17:00Copy video clip URL Report on the arrest of FALN members in Evanston, IL.
19:00Copy video clip URL Footage of ticker tape parades with soldiers returning from World War II.