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  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: David Axelrod #1]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: David Axelrod #1]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. This tape features an interview with political consultant David Axelrod, who talks about his work for the Al Hofeld and Bill Clinton campaigns.

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Marty Robinson promos for The Primary]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Marty Robinson promos for The Primary]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. WTTW’s Marty Robinson does six takes of a promo for “The Primary.”

  • [The 90’s raw: Air Traffic Control Tower]

    [The 90’s raw: Air Traffic Control Tower]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Inside the air traffic control tower at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The room is a constant flurry of activity, but no one stops specifically to talk to the camera or explain anything about his or her job.

  • [1987 Golden Apple awards for excellence in teaching]

    [1987 Golden Apple awards for excellence in teaching]

    1987 Golden Apple Awards for excellence in teaching, hosted by Marty Robinson.

  • Sports Century: Bill Veeck

    Sports Century: Bill Veeck

    A recording of the ESPN Classic program, “Sports Century.” This episode is a documentary about Bill Veeck, former owner of several baseball teams, including the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox. The documentary is mainly comprised of interviews with family, friends, and colleagues of Veeck, along with narration over still photos, period interviews, and newsreel footage.

  • The Battered Badge

    The Battered Badge

    TV program chronicling the stress and emotional problems that accompany police work in Chicago. Based on interviews with mostly unidentified current and former Chicago police officers. These officers recount some of the terrible occurrences and situations faced by them, and how they dealt with the emotional aftermath of these situations. Includes interviews, still photos, and current “ride along” footage. Hosted by Joel Daly.

  • Once A Star #1

    Once A Star #1

    The first of two hour-long programs profiling former professional athletes. The show focuses on these athletes’ lives after retiring from sports, with archival footage sprinkled throughout. We get an in-depth look at these personalities, while also indirectly getting a sense of the difference between professional sports of the 50s, 60s, and 70s versus today: virtually all of the athletes work for a living. This program features “no-hit” Chicago Cub pitcher Kenny Holtzman; Cy Young Award winner Steve Stone;  first African American in the NBA, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton; TV wrestling pioneer “Dick the Bruiser” (Afflis); all-time NFL scoring leader, kicker and quarterback George Blanda; bowling champ Carmen Salvino; Casey Stengel speaking “Stengelese;”  Clown Prince of Baseball, Max Patkin; and one-season phenomenon, pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych.

  • Image Union: The Other M.J.

    Image Union: The Other M.J.

    Documentary about an African American man named Michael Johnson, who works on the floor crew at United Center, the home of the Chicago Bulls. (The title refers to this connection between the subject and basketball star Michael Jordan.) Johnson struggles to make ends meet on a minimum wage job amidst the pomp and circumstance of the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Through his candid reflections, one sees the struggle of many workers across the country as they are faced with limited employment options, no benefits, and no room for advancement. Some of the original footage was used in a program called “None of the Above,” which investigated Americas non-voters.

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