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  • Pugs ‘n Pols

    Pugs ‘n Pols

    Three documentaries by Chicago videomakers from the 1970s: “Jane Byrne Election Night” by Scott Jacobs, “Golden Gloves” by Tom Weinberg and Scott Jacobs, and “Election Day (Chicago Style) by Scott Jacobs and Valjean McLenighan. Continue reading

  • [Bernard Epton interview]

    [Bernard Epton interview]

    Tom Weinberg interviews Bernard Epton, Republican Chicago mayoral candidate whose campaign against Harold Washington became controversial when his television commercials were perceived (correctly so) as racist attacks on Washington. He talks about his controversial slogans and commercials. After the Epton interview, at 11:43, there is raw footage from an interview with Milton Rakove for “Vito Marzullo.” 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

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Kansas City debate #2]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Kansas City debate #2]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election special. In Kansas City as Bill Clinton’s team prepares for the first of three presidential debates. This tape features an interview with campaign manager James Carville as he eats an ice cream cone in a mall food court. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Clinton at the Hilton #2]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Clinton at the Hilton #2]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. With Clinton’s advanceman Tom Hart at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago as they set up for Clinton’s Super Tuesday primary election party. Tom Hart wears a wireless mic that constitutes the Channel 2 audio. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: 1992 election interviews]

    [The 90’s raw: 1992 election interviews]

    Raw footage shot for the award-winning series The 90’s. This tape features interviews with Bob McIntyre, Director of Citizens for Tax Justice, and others about the 1992 elections. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Bike Messenger]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Bike Messenger]

    Raw footage for Chicago Slices. Jack Blackfelt, a bike messenger, talks about the plight of the working man and the city’s “strong arming” of the messengers, and takes us on a tour to see him in action. He falls off bike in mid traffic. Continue reading