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  • Watch It!, episode 104-3

    A “video scrapbook” featuring camcorder footage from people around the world. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #114]

    [Rostenkowski raw #114]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. Rostenkowski acts as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House in this footage that appears to have been taped off-air. Good footage of the very formal House voting protocol. Rostenkowski acts as an efficient ringleader over the strict rubrics. Throughout the video, you can hear another individual feeding Rostenkowski what to say to the Representatives as they address the House. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #206]

    [Rostenkowski raw #206]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. This tape is a continuation of a rally for Rostenkowski in the field house in Chicago’s Pulaski Park (which sits in Rostenkowski’s district on Chicago’s northwest side). Rostenkowski introduces Richard M. Daley, who is running for Illinois State’s Attorney. In his introduction, Rostenkowski says that Daley was not supported by the Rostenkowski organization, but he won anyway. Rostenkowski now supports Daley. Daley gives a classically unpolished, somewhat sprawling speech in which he promises to crack down on crime and collect overdue property taxes if elected to the office of State’s Attorney. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw: Jerry Ford]

    [Rostenkowski raw: Jerry Ford]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. Former President Gerald Ford is interviewed on a golf course. Ford discusses his close friendship with Rostenkowski, despite belonging to different political parties, and Rostenkowski’s ability to “get things done” in congress. Continue reading

  • [The 90s Election Specials raw: Jones’ selects 2]

    [The 90s Election Specials raw: Jones’ selects 2]

    Footage for The 90’s Election Specials. Final selects of videomaker Andrew Jones’ political footage, including: 90’s people; Conrad Woorill – Chairman of the National Black United Front; Vernon Jarrett – Chicago Sun-Times; Clifton Howard – Butteon man; Hugh Delios – Chicago Tribune; Philip Jackson; Mary Flowers – State Representative. Continue reading

  • [Vito Marzullo raw #26]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #26]

    Raw tape #26 for Vito Marzullo documentary. Vito at home #1. Cute pre-interview banter between Tom Weinberg and the Marzullos. Topics of discussion include the family’s background, successful parenting, and problems among young people in Chicago. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski’s vacated office and news reports] – [smoking interviews]

    [Rostenkowski’s vacated office and news reports] – [smoking interviews]

    Footage collected outside of Congressman Daniel Rostenkowski’s vacated office at 818 W. Fullerton. Rostenkowski was indicted on corruption charges and forced to step down in the mid-nineties. After this portion of the tape, there is about an hour’s worth of raw footage of the videomaker’s son, Jesse Weinberg, collecting interviews for a documentary on teenage smoking. Continue reading

  • [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini, Weinberg / Finerty edit]

    [Jane Byrne’s Easter at Cabrini, Weinberg / Finerty edit]

    Tom Weinberg and Tom Finerty’s edit of Jane Byrne’s Easter Celebration at Cabrini Green. Shot for “Ambassadors of Cabrini.” Footage of an Easter celebration held by Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne at Cabrini Green, where she was temporarily living at the time. The tape begins with Byrne trying to lead the crowd in religious songs. However, after a short period of footage of Byrne’s official program, the camera turns to a large group of protesters (presumably Cabrini Green residents) who are angry at Byrne for her policies towards African-Americans, shouting, “We need jobs, not eggs!” In a widely publicized PR stunt, Byrne had briefly taken up residence in Cabrini Green, the notorious housing project. The protesters are almost immediately beaten by the police and taken to jail. The remainder of the tape is the crew’s attempt to understand what happened and locate the jailed demonstrators. Continue reading