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  • [Five Day Bicycle Race raw #10]

    [Five Day Bicycle Race raw #10]

    This video contains raw footage shot for “Five Day Bicycle Race,” a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. In this video, videomakers Elon Soltes and Bill Marpet get up close and personal with legendary sports commentator Howard Cosell at his fancy Park Avenue home. The ever eloquent Cosell talks about a variety of issues pertaining to the Democratic National Convention. Continue reading

  • [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Hal Weiner, street scene, Cayote interview, Libertarian]

    [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Hal Weiner, street scene, Cayote interview, Libertarian]

    This video contains raw footage shot for “Five Day Bicycle Race,” a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. In this video, civil liberties Lawyer Hal Weiner discusses the implementation of radical loitering laws in New York City during the convention that were designed to deter prostitution. The videomakers also attend a meeting of a feminist group against the new laws. Towards the end of the tape, the videomakers speak with numerous people on the street about their thoughts on prostitution. Continue reading

  • [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Police car tow – demonstration outside Madison Square Garden]

    [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Police car tow – demonstration outside Madison Square Garden]

    This video contains raw footage shot for “Five Day Bicycle Race,” a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. In this video, videomaker Bart Friedman visits a police tow truck lot to speak with a few individuals about their towing plight. We also see footage from a large rally being held over higher wages and contracts for hospital workers. Continue reading

  • [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Fritz Efaw, draft resistor delegate]

    [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Fritz Efaw, draft resistor delegate]

    This video contains raw footage shot for “Five Day Bicycle Race,” a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. In this video, Vietnam War Resistor Fritz Efaw is interviewed about fleeing the country after being drafted, his current work in gaining amnesty for others like him, and how avoiding the draft affected his family back in the states. Continue reading

  • [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Caucus on floor and band 1]

    [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Caucus on floor and band 1]

    This video contains raw footage shot for “Five Day Bicycle Race,” a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. This video features footage of the delegates at work on the convention floor during the caucuses. We also see footage of the DNC band performing for those in attendance. Continue reading

  • [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Outside the Garden]

    [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Outside the Garden]

    This video contains raw footage shot for “Five Day Bicycle Race,” a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. In this video, we watch as numerous political groups protest outside of the Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Continue reading

  • [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Bloomingdales]

    [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: Bloomingdales]

    This video contains raw footage shot for “Five Day Bicycle Race,” a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. This video features footage from a Bloomingdale’s champagne breakfast in Manhattan. Videomaker Maxi Cohen interviews the aunt of presidential candidate Jimmy Carter. Continue reading

  • [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: 2 band]

    [Five Day Bicycle Race raw: 2 band]

    This video contains raw footage shot for “Five Day Bicycle Race,” a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. This video features footage from the DNC in Madison Square Garden. We watch the house band perform for a large portion of the video. Continue reading