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  • Nixon Resigns: The Legacy of Impeachment

    Nixon Resigns: The Legacy of Impeachment

    August 8, 1974.  It was a different world, a different president and an unprecedented American crisis.  That was the night Richard Nixon sat in the Oval Office and made the surprise announcement that he was resigning as President of the United States. Some independent video producers obtained a videotape recorded in the moments before the speech.  It was the European pool feed, never intended for broadcast: a rare glimpse into the curation and production of a president’s image. We think … Continue reading

  • Chicago teachers have gone on strike 11 times since 1969

    Chicago teachers have gone on strike 11 times since 1969

    The Chicago Teachers Union plans to vote at 6pm today to end a 10-day strike. The deal is contingent on Mayor Lori Lightfoot agreeing to allow the lost school days to be made up, which she has not yet agreed to do. Chicago’s teachers have gone on strike 11 times since 1969. The longest strike, in 1987, went on for 19 days. This video from 1975 documents full-time teachers and substitutes on the picket line. The 11-day strike resulted in … Continue reading

 

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