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  • Five Day Bicycle Race, part 6: Mock Turtle Soup

    Five Day Bicycle Race, part 6: Mock Turtle Soup

    Part 6 of political coverage by a group of image workers under the name The Image Union. Following up on their live coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention, Mock Turtle Soup was a live, five-hour election night TV special. The show features pre-recorded videos interspersed with live studio coverage and commentary of the election results as broadcast by the major news outlets. The studio portions also feature telephone calls from viewers. Continue reading

  • Five day bicycle race, part 5

    Five day bicycle race, part 5

    A documentary made at and about the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City, which was produced as a live 3-hour cablecast for five days during the convention. It was subsequently broadcast on WTTW and other PBS stations. It chronicles the events on in and around the convention, and includes interviews with various delegates, politicians, members of the media, and people connected to Jimmy Carter, including Rosalynn Carter and Jeff Carter (Jimmy’s son). It also includes footage from the convention floor, and demonstrators outside the convention, led by Ron Kovic. Continue reading

  • Five day bicycle race, Part 3

    Five day bicycle race, Part 3

    A documentary made at and about the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City, which was produced as a live 3-hour cablecast for five days during the convention. It was subsequently broadcast on WTTW and other PBS stations. It chronicles the events on in and around the convention, and includes interviews with various delegates, politicians, members of the media, and people connected to Jimmy Carter, including Rosalynn Carter and Jeff Carter (Jimmy’s son). It also includes footage from the convention floor, and demonstrators outside the convention, led by Ron Kovic. Continue reading

  • Five day bicycle race, Part 1

    Five day bicycle race, Part 1

    Highlights from a documentary made at and about the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City, which was produced as a live 3-hour cablecast for five days during the convention. It was subsequently broadcast on WTTW and other PBS stations. It chronicles the events on in and around the convention, and includes interviews with various delegates, politicians, members of the media, and people connected to Jimmy Carter, including Rosalynn Carter and Jeff Carter (Jimmy’s son). It also includes footage from the convention floor, and demonstrators outside the convention, led by Ron Kovic. Continue reading

  • TVTV at Conversations at the Edge, 10/25/12

    TVTV at Conversations at the Edge, 10/25/12

    If you weren’t able to make it to Conversations at the Edge at the Gene Siskel Film Center in October, check out the video of the TVTV discussion with Allen Rucker and Tom Weinberg. Video courtesy of Conversations at the Edge. And of course, if you haven’t already, watch Four More Years (TVTV, 1972, 60m) Conversations at the Edge: TVTV’s Four More Years, 10/25/2012 from Conversations at the Edge on Vimeo. Original event description: October 25- TVTV: FOUR MORE YEARS … Continue reading

  • George McGovern (1922-2012) and TVTV on Thursday

    George McGovern (1922-2012) and TVTV on Thursday

    This weekend marked the passing of the George McGovern, the former senator and 1972 candidate for president. A fiery and passionate champion of liberal causes, he was a formidable political presence even well into his 80s. Below, you’ll see him in 1971 talking about what it took to stand up against Vietnam in 1963. The clip is from TVTV’s landmark 1972 work of guerrilla television, “World’s Largest TV Studio.” Coincidentally, this week you have the opportunity to see two founding … Continue reading

  • [Chicago Conspiracy Appeal press conference]

    [Chicago Conspiracy Appeal press conference]

    Bay Area Video Coalition remaster of raw 1/2″ portapak footage. The original tape appears to have been recorded over many times, so often a random image will insert itself in for a minute or so. The tape appears to have been in extremely terrible condition, so the images are always flashing or the are obscured by everything looking almost completely white. Continue reading

  • TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    A behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Super Bowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Super Bowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype.

    Watch the full version of TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl at TVTVNow: //www.tvtvnow.com/ Continue reading