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  • Tom Weinberg on Bill Veeck

    Tom Weinberg on Bill Veeck

    Media Burn Founder Tom Weinberg shares a few thoughts on his good friend and Major League Baseball legend Bill Veeck. Bill Veeck Sample Other Related Links: Visit our website to watch the full version! ESPN Classic Bio on Bill Veeck

  • Media Burn Video Blog – Muddy Waters

    Media Burn Video Blog – Muddy Waters

    Media Burn Founder Tom Weinberg introduces a short piece on blues legend Muddy Waters. Muddy Waters Clip

  • Media Burn Vlog – “Minnesota Fats”

    Media Burn Vlog – “Minnesota Fats”

    Watch this short piece on Minnesota Fats Other Related Links: CBS News Report on the Death of Minnesota Fats Jackie Gleason as “Minnesota Fats” opposite Paul Newman as “Fast Eddie” in The Hustler (The actual “Minnesota Fats” was a consultant for the film.)

  • Tom Says a Few Words About John Callaway

    Tom Says a Few Words About John Callaway

    [youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB5qbvIl5EI] WTTW 1991 Christmas Party Video Clip featuring John Callaway [youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0xvMah-XTc] Other Related Links: Chicago Tonight – John Callaway: In Memoriam Chicago Tonight – John Callaway Video

  • A look back at the Murder of Fred Hampton

    A look back at the Murder of Fred Hampton

    Media Burn Founder Tom Weinberg shares his thoughts on Edward V. Hanrahan’s recent death and the controversy behind the events of a 1969 raid on one of the main headquarters of the Black Panthers in Chicago, IL. Full Version: Part 1 Part 2 Other Related Media: Chicago Tribune’s Report on Hanrahan’s Death

  • Media Burn Video Blog #1

    Media Burn Video Blog #1

    Media Burn Founder Tom Weinberg introduces Esti Marpet’s 1983 documentary “West Bank: Whose Promised Land.”   WEST BANK: WHOSE PROMISED LAND? by Esti Marpet, 1983 Other related links: Gaza Settlers Speak, Worldview WBEZ (NPR) “Conflict Among Israelis Over Settlements,” The World’s Matthew Bell Reports “Gaza-West Bank Divide Grows,” from Al-Jezeerah Why Netanyu Is Right? Is Barack Obama Selling Out Israel?

  • New Happenings at MediaBurn!

    Things have been on the up and up at MediaBurn recently. Not long ago, through a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, we were able to have a group of our oldest and most vulnerable 1/2″ reel-to-reel videotapes restored and transferred by the talented people at Specs Bros. The first batch includes raw footage from the The Image Union documentary “Five Day Bicycle Race.” The tapes contain hours of footage from in and around the 1976 … Continue reading

  • A Celebration of the Life of Studs Terkel

    A Celebration of the Life of Studs Terkel

    Check out the video of this special night: [youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOv_mjlL9jw&hl=en&fs=1]