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  • South Side Hit Men

    South Side Hit Men

    This is a short video of Chicago White Sox highlights, especially home runs. There are also shots of the exploding scoreboard at Comiskey Park and of then-owner Bill Veeck.

  • [Rock climbing]

    [Rock climbing]

    Footage of rock climbing.

  • [Heywood Hale Broun speech]

    [Heywood Hale Broun speech]

    Portion of a speech by writer, actor, and TV commentator Heywood Hale Broun, preceded by footage filmed from a car of rural roads.

  • [Tai Chi – Michael Gilman]

    [Tai Chi – Michael Gilman]

    A Tai Chi lesson from instructor Michael Gilman, and images of nature and of hang gliders.

  • Rugby Women

    Rugby Women

    By 1972, rugby football as an organized sport for women, was played at three universities in the U.S., including the University of Illinois. In 1977 the Lake Shore Ale-wives became the second women’s rugby team in Chicago. This video contains Interviews with the players, footage from practice sessions and scenes of their first home game. The women reflect on the problems they must overcome in playing a traditionally male sport and the benefits they derive from it.

  • Thunder and Reins

    Thunder and Reins

    What does it take to be a Kentucky Derby winning jockey? From zero to 35 mph in a matter of seconds! Experience the strength, stamina, and courage it takes as each jockey guides you through wining the Kentucky Derby aboard a Thoroughbred racehorse full of heart. Seven world-class jockeys relive the most thrilling ride of their lives, describing how they use their entire bodies and the power of the reins to become champions in their finest hour. Seasoned racing writers Joe Drape and Billy Reed explain the complexities of a jockey’s job–the cunning and foresight that make Kentucky Derby jockeys some of the toughest, most competitive athletes in all of sports. Jockeys’ wives Rita Santos and Sheila Day share what it means to live with horse racing’s constant dangers and monumental successes. Trainers John Ward, Carl Nafzger, and John Sadler explain how they choose a jockey with the intelligence and skill needed to bring their Thoroughbred first under the wire at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.

  • Pieces of Manley

    Pieces of Manley

    Footage shot for documentary about Manley High School on the West Side of Chicago, and their successful basketball team.

  • [Boxing at Fuller Park]

    [Boxing at Fuller Park]

    Ben Hollis interviews boxers training at Fuller Park in Chicago at 46th and Princeton.

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