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  • Image Union, episode 0512

    Image Union, episode 0512

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring the work of artists Sherrie White and Dean Kendrick. The works include a documentary about protests against nuclear proliferation and animation.

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Jim Hightower Interview]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Jim Hightower Interview]

    Tom Weinberg takes Jim Hightower to the Billy Goat Tavern for an informal interview. Hightower discusses the 1992 presidential election and general progressive politics.

  • [Rostenkowski raw #107]

    [Rostenkowski raw #107]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. In this tape, U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill is interviewed briefly. He, predictably, praises Rostenkowski. He says that he would prefer that Rostenkowski take the Majority Whip job that has been offered him by House majority leader Jim Wright, rather than take the Chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee. He explains the responsibilities of a House Majority Whip, and informs us that is the third highest leadership position in the House. After the interview is some shots of the large, ornate doors leading to the House Ways and Means Committee office. Rostenkowski explains that his name will be on the door, if he decides to take the job.

  • [Rostenkowski raw #205]

    [Rostenkowski raw #205]

    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. At a rally for Rostenkowski in the field house in Chicago’s Pulaski Park (which sits in Rostenkowski’s district on Chicago’s northwest side), a candidate for judge is giving a speech offscreen while the camera captures various audience members. Next Rostenkowski gives a speech. In the speech, he discusses various issues, including: the importance of voting; the late Mayor Daley; social programs proposed by the Democrats; the importance of staying in a “changing neighborhood”; commitment to one’s neighborhood; extending the “L” to O’Hare airport (and telling the residents that it will raise the property values); and his family’s decision to stay in Chicago rather than move to Washington D.C. At around eleven minutes, a member of the camera crew on the stage knocks something over, startling Rostenkowski during his speech. The tape abruptly ends at just over fifteen minutes.

  • [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.

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Clinton at the Hilton #1]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Clinton at the Hilton #1]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. This tape features the set-up for the Clinton Super Tuesday primary election night celebration at the Palmer House Hilton hotel in Chicago.

  • [The 90’s raw: Mount Pleasant riot – Alexa Freeman interview]

    [The 90’s raw: Mount Pleasant riot – Alexa Freeman interview]

    Raw footage shot for the award-winning series The 90’s. This tape features footage of Rev. Jesse Jackson on the streets of Washington, D.C. during the May 1991 Washington D.C. riot, also called the Mount Pleasant riot. It is followed by an interview with lawyer Alexa Freeman of the ACLU National Prison Project about incarcerated women.

  • [None of the Above raw #4]

    [None of the Above raw #4]

    This tape features raw footage for the documentary “None of the Above,” an in depth look at  non-voters during the 1996 election. In this video, we follow Phil Gramm, Pat Buchanan, Alan Keyes, and Bob Dole on the campaign trail in Iowa before the February 12th caucuses.

 
 
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