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  • The Life of a Hobo

    The Life of a Hobo

    “Hobo” by Tom Finerty. A clip from the emmy Award-winning documentary that examines the quickly vanishing vagabond culture in the United States. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRJlx0RNaWg] “Quick Hits From The Archive.” To watch the full version of this piece at Media Burn, click here. For more on Tom Finerty, click here. Want more archival video? Go to our website. Media Burn needs your help! If you would like to donate to the archive, you can do so here.

  • Chicago Bars of the Past

    Chicago Bars of the Past

    People and places that aren’t around any more are an important part of our historic video archive. Take a look at this piece shot at O’Rourke’s Public House in Old Town; another at McCuddy’s Bar across the street from the old Comiskey Park; and a conversation about neighborhood taverns between author/interviewer Studs Terkel and his pal, columnist Mike Royko.

  • Harold Washington For Mayor of Chicago 1983

    Harold Washington For Mayor of Chicago 1983

    For more 1983 campaign ads, click here.

  • Bill Gleason 1922-2010

    Bill Gleason 1922-2010

    A new video blog on Chicago Sports Columnist Bill Gleason. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaM0rfdUP80] Gleason worked for over 60 years as a Chicago journalist. He was on “The Sports Writers” on WGN Radio from 1975-1993. Gleason was also on “The Sports Writers on TV” which was broadcast nationally from 1985-1997. He wrote three books: “Footsteps of a Giant,” “The Liquid Cross of Skid Row,” and “Daley of Chicago.” To watch the full version of this piece at Media Burn, click here Chicago Sun … Continue reading

  • Studs Terkel Comments on Working

    Studs Terkel Comments on Working

    Oral Historian Studs Terkel sheds some light on the working American. Watch the full version at https://mediaburn.org/video/edge-episode-107/

  • Main Street vs. Wall Street

    Main Street vs. Wall Street

    Tony Judge introduces Money Man spoof on greed and steel union leader Eddie Sadlowski speaks out. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPxQT_UsKw] For more archival videos, click here. To watch the full version of this piece at Media Burn, click here. Media Burn needs your help! If you would like to donate to the archive, you can do so here.

  • “Nothing is any better just because it costs more.”

    “Nothing is any better just because it costs more.”

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG4Z2EHuA_4] “Quick Hits From The Archive.” Want more archival video? Go to our website. To watch the full version of this piece at Media Burn, click here. Media Burn needs your help! If you would like to donate to the archive, you can do so here.

  • Tell us how to make Media Burn better!

    For over a year, Media Burn has been working with the Arts and Business Council of Chicago, a great nonprofit resource to Chicago arts organizations. They have been helping us improve the ways we serve our audience… you! They have created a survey in order to help us find out what you like and dislike about our website and the way you see our videos. The survey will only take about five minutes, and you will be entered into a … Continue reading