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  • Do you know how to make a shirt?

    Do you know how to make a shirt?

    Todd Alcott doesn’t know how to make a shirt, or any “thing” for that matter. As an American, he has become disassociated from his own possessions. Why you ask? All because of the almighty dollar. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QbWbwj7-OE] A Video performance by Todd in collaboration with legendary videomaker Skip Blumberg on the streets of New York and first shown on The 90’s in 1991. Quick Hits From The Archive.” To watch the full episode at Media Burn, click here. Want more archival […]

  • The Undying Wisdom of Studs Terkel

    The Undying Wisdom of Studs Terkel

    Oral Historian and legendary Broadcaster Studs Terkel shares a few pearls of wisdom. From the 1975 documentary “It’s A Living.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PK8imyT-NA] “Quick Hits From The Archive.” To watch the full piece at Media Burn, 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.

  • Media Burn on Rick Kogan’s WGN Morning Show!

    Click the link to listen to an interview with Media Burn Founder Tom Weinberg on WGN 720 with Rick Kogan! The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan – Interview with Tom Weinberg

  • Wilma Mankiller 1945-2010

    Wilma Mankiller 1945-2010

    Commentary from former Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010) from a 1993 taping of a dinner honoring the memory and achievements of Jane Addams at Hull House in Chicago. Produced by Suzanne Lacy and Phyllis Geller. Mankiller died of pancreatic cancer on April 6, 2010 at the age of 64. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2s-eS1Mirs] Quick Hits From The Archive.” To watch the full piece at Media Burn, click here. Mankiller’s Obituary in the New York Times Want more archival video? Go to our website. […]

  • Live Show Next Sunday!

    Live Show Next Sunday!

    Join us for a live theatrical celebration/benefit for Media Burn next Sunday! It’ll be a good time, a good show, and a chance to connect with friends, yours and ours. There will be beer, wine, snacks, door prizes, and a special video surprise! Prop Thtr 3502 N. Elston Sunday April 11 at 3pm! Basic Admission: $20 plus a suggested $30 donation to Media Burn. (Tax deductible) Seating is limited. To order tickets, contact Media Burn at [email protected] / (773) 794-0058

  • Bill Veeck on the wonders of spring training

    Bill Veeck on the wonders of spring training

    Baseball Legend Bill Veeck eloquently sounds off on the glory and wonder of spring training.

  • Media Burn Screening This Saturday!

    Media Burn Screening This Saturday!

    First off, thanks to everyone who attended our screening on the Chicago City Council last Saturday! It was great to see some familiar faces. We really appreciate your support! Secondly, we’re proud to say that we’re having another screening this Saturday! As part of the “50 Alderman/50 Artists” project, Media Burn is presenting a screening of rare archival video paired with our always insightful commentary. The art show features photographs, paintings and posters of all 50 current aldermen (with substitutes […]

  • Dead and Dying in Iraq

    Dead and Dying in Iraq

    An excerpt from The 90’s. An impressionistic view of war shot in Iraq and Jordan shortly after the end of the Gulf War. Shot by Andrew Jones. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPvMImLRJsg] “Quick Hits From The Archive.” To watch the full piece at Media Burn, 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.

 
 
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