Mission of Peace. Andrew Jones documents his experience with the Gulf Peace Team, a group of activists assembled from fourteen different countries that set out to prevent war between forces in Iraq. Continue reading
Episode 306 of the award winning series, The 90’s. This episode is called “RACE AND RACISM – RED, WHITE AND BLACK” and features the following segments: Continue reading
This tape is a broadcast from hour 5 of an historic live, all night, talk show that addressed various issues surrounding the AIDS crisis. It was a breakthrough for live TV via satellite as it had never been attempted to connect five locations via satellite, with live feeds to and from the CONUS/Hubbard Broadcasting studio in Minneapolis. No nationally televised long-form program about the AIDS epidemic had been on the air when this was produced. It was seen on more than 120 stations around the country and brought together top experts in the field in the early days of public awareness of AIDS.
Each hour featured a panel of guests taking questions from the hosts, the studio audience members, and the audience members and panelists participating via satellite. This hour is split into two half-hour segments. The first segment focuses on the global AIDS crisis and AIDS outside of the U.S. The second segment focuses on AIDS and religion (mainly AIDS and Christianity). Each segment features a call-in survey related to the segment topic. Several public service announcements, usually featuring celebrities, were shown in each half hour. Continue reading
Color video documentary in Spanish with English subtitles. The documentary is composed of two segments, the first about the arepa, a food made from fried cornmeal that is a major part of the cultural history of the Antioquia region in Colombia. It is eaten at every meal by people in the region. The second segment, “El Trompo,” focuses on toy spinning tops in Columbia. People appreciate the top because it is common to many cultures and has the ability to unite generations under one skill set. We see a lot of footage of top experts and hear their opinions about the toy’s enduring significance. This tape documents a moment of cultural change for this region of Columbia, poised at a moment when it is still unclear how modernization is going to mesh with tradition. Continue reading
This tape is a collection of Chicago White Sox promo commercials for opening day 1976. Players included in the promos are as follows: Ralph Carr, Bucky Dent, Minnie Minoso, Rich Gossage, Jorge Orta, and Brian Downing. Throughout the tape, there are both small and large breaks in between the promo footage. Continue reading
Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Raw footage for The 90’s. First segment is a protest at the White House over U.S. military intervention in El Salvador. The second and third segments are interviews with Larry Birns and Tony Stamp about the U.S. invasion of Panama. Continue reading