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  • [DIVE launch speeches and reception]

    Camera original footage of the DIVE launch event at Columbia College with speeches by Russell Porter, Michael Niederman, Thea Flaum, and Tom Weinberg. DIVE was the precursor to the Media Burn Archive. Continue reading

  • Farewell to the Ultimate Cool Gent, Herb Kent

    Farewell to the Ultimate Cool Gent, Herb Kent

    Renowned giant of Chicago radio and larger than life personality Herb Kent died last Saturday, October 22, at the age of 88. Known as the “mayor of Bronzeville,” he grew up in the Ida B. Wells housing project and attended Hyde Park High School. Arguably, Kent‘s most influential position was from 1962 to 1970 at Chicago’s WVON. The station was and is an integral part of Chicago’s black community. Kent kept his thumb on the pulse of the community and was a … Continue reading

  • For Fathers Day: Bill Veeck on his Daddy

    For Fathers Day: Bill Veeck on his Daddy

    “He was the nicest man I’ve ever met. I guess that’s going out of style talking about your parents that way but, he was.” -Bill Veeck  When legendary ball club owner, Bill Veeck Jr., was being posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, his wife Mary Frances spoke of some of Veeck’s professional commandments. Among them, “in your hiring be color-blind, gender-blind, age-and-experience blind.” For Veeck, everyone held the potential to teach him something. Famous for his wild and … Continue reading

  • Here Come the Videofreex: Chicago Premiere

    Here Come the Videofreex: Chicago Premiere

    New Doc About Pioneering Video Collective Here Come the Videofreex Chicago premiere A film by Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin Tuesday, May 17 8:00pm Thursday, May 19 8:00pm *with special guests Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. Chicago, IL This week, the Gene Siskel Film Center will host the Chicago premiere of Here Come the Videofreex.  The documentary chronicles the pioneering efforts of the Videofreex, a collective of radical videographers who snatched a front row seat on street-level history in the turbulent Sixties and … Continue reading

  • Michael Johnson Epilogue

    Michael Johnson Epilogue

    3 years after the documentary about him (“The Other M.J.”), Michael Johnson is interviewed in front of United Center about how his life has changed. Continue reading

  • Kennedy Women: Construction workers on the Kennedy Expressway, 1993

    Kennedy Women: Construction workers on the Kennedy Expressway, 1993

    Construction season is upon us again, and the Kennedy Expressway is about to get hit with some serious lane closures over the next few weekends, with the first round starting this evening. It’s part of the project to replace Ontario Street Bridge, and it’s expected to cause major traffic disruptions. The frustration of road construction is nothing new to Chicagoans, but we often don’t spend much time thinking about the people on the other side of the orange cones. That’s … Continue reading

  • Farm Wives

    Camera original interviews with farm wives. Continue reading

  • Five Day Bicycle Race, part 7: Mock Turtle Soup

    Five Day Bicycle Race, part 7: Mock Turtle Soup

    Part 7 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