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  • Weekend TV, part 2 of 2

    Weekend TV, part 2 of 2

    0:48 Weekend TV re-opening. 1:20 Another segment by Skip Blumberg with the young downtown rollerbladers. One skater attempts to learn a dangerous trick where he slides down a long railing. 5:02 “This Is My World” by Jeff Spitz. A piece about a teenager named Priscilla Horton. We follow her through her difficult senior year of high school in a troubled urban school. The story is partially narrated by Horton’s poetry. 15:50 &#822… Continue reading

  • Weekend TV (Yummy Sandifer Murder)

    Weekend TV (Yummy Sandifer Murder)

    Andrew Jones investigates the aftermath of the murder of 11-year-old Robert “Yummy” Sandifer, who had been accused of killing 14-year-old Shavon Dean in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Two brothers, Cragg and Derrick Hardaway, were arrested for the murder of Sandifer. Jones talks to family and friends about the tragedy of two murders of teenagers and how it reflects on our society…. Continue reading

  • American Roots Music Chicago

    American Roots Music Chicago

    …221; 15:54 Video of Albertina Walker and The Caravans. Ramis: “Popular local television programs, such as TV Gospel time and the Jubilee Showcase helped maintain Chicago’s leading status in the gospel music world during the 1960s and 70s…” Photographs of James Cleveland, the Soul Stirrers, and the Barrett Sisters, and then television footage of The Staple Singers. Ramis gives brief biography on The Staple Singers. 16:57 Ro… Continue reading

  • 10/10/19: Chicago Lost and Found: Public Housing edition

    10/10/19: Chicago Lost and Found: Public Housing edition

    …ivists, and local business owners. Excerpts from Cities: Studs Terkel’s Chicago by John McGreevy, 1979. Studs leads us through a tour of the Robert Taylor Homes and tells tales of a bygone era of Black Chicago. Excerpts from “Youth on Racism,” 1995, a youth-produced exploration of Stateway Gardens aired on FITV’s Weekend TV. Home movies collected by the National Public Housing Museum and the South Side Home Movie Project… Continue reading

  • [Weekend TV 2-hour special]

    [Weekend TV 2-hour special]

    …or telling children who stand around Robert’s coffin crying not to end up like he did. 59:12 Black. 59:24 Weekend TV re-opening. 59:59 We hang out with the skaters more as they skate at Bicentennial Park. We watch one kid as he tries sliding down a super-long rail over and over again. 1:03:45 “This Is My World” by Jeff Spitz. A piece about a teenager named Priscilla Horton. We follow her through her difficult senior year of high… Continue reading

  • [Weekend TV short cut]

    0:00 Weekend TV Opening titles and promotional talk. 1:17 A segment by Skip Blumberg on young rollerbladers in downtown Chicago. We see them do tricks on sidewalks, railings, and curbs, and listen to them talk about the thrills of their hobby. We see firsthand the struggles they have trying to find places to skate after a security guard tries to mak e them leave the area. 5:22 Brigid Murphy in Englewood introduces dance group House-O-Matic. Memb… Continue reading

  • [Ben Hollis stoop talk #1 for Weekend TV]

    [Ben Hollis stoop talk #1 for Weekend TV]

    …also asks Hollis about his work on “Wild Chicago.” She also asks the crew to make her look thin on TV. 14:02 Hollis gets a drink of water from an open fire hydrant. He then has a brief conversation with a Busy Burger employee. Busy Burger had just opened its doors for business. After briefly discussing “stoop talk,” the employee rushes back into the restaurant. Hollis and his crew move on. 15:12 As Hollis approaches anoth… Continue reading


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