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  • It’s a Living: The Unemployment Line

    It’s a Living: The Unemployment Line

    Part of the “It’s a Living” series created by Videopolis based on Studs Terkel’s book Working, which focuses on workers in Chicago. This tape is the record of a single hour at the state unemployment compensation office in Logan Square on the city’s northwest side. People in the line talk about what it’s like to be out of work as they deal with bureaucratic entanglements of their cases. As the program progresses, a family finally receives the check they needed to survive–after eight attempts. Continue reading

  • It’s a Living: Paper Wagon

    It’s a Living: Paper Wagon

    Part of the It’s a Living series created by Videopolis based on Studs Terkel’s book Working, which focuses on workers in Chicago. This tape unfolds practically in real-time in the bowels of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Station. It features discussion and interaction with the workers on newspaper delivery trucks and railway workers wheeling wagons to commuter trains. Continue reading

  • TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl

    A behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Super Bowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Super Bowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype.

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  • TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards (trailer)

    TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards (trailer)

    Here is your front row ticket to 48th Academy Awards (1976). The Oscars as you’ve never seen them before. Watch a young Steven Spielberg lose out in his first of many nominations to be Best Director. Join Lily Tomlin as she buys her acceptance gown, Lee Grant rehearsing her “losing smile” for the camera and Michael Douglas planning his sweep of nominations for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
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  • H.M. 5 at the Super Bowl Mansion

    H.M. 5 at the Super Bowl Mansion

    This tape features footage gathered by videomaker Skip Blumberg in Miami during the 1976 production of “TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl.” Blumberg, Jane Aaron, and other members of TVTV test out video equipment before the shooting the program. Continue reading

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    This tape features a documentary on the Everson Art Museum in Syracuse, New York. The videomakers speak with numerous attendees about their views and opinions the artwork in the museum, with an eye towards capturing how everyday people, including children, experience abstract art. Continue reading

  • 7 1/2 LBS/Second – Tooth Stories – BiCentennial Quiz

    7 1/2 LBS/Second – Tooth Stories – BiCentennial Quiz

    This tape features three short pieces created by Nick Despota in Chicago in the mid seventies. Continue reading

  • [TVTV Goes to the Super Bowl: selects from Wussler and Super Night at the Super Bowl]

    [TVTV Goes to the Super Bowl: selects from Wussler and Super Night at the Super Bowl]

    Selects for the behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Super Bowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Super Bowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype. This video contains footage from a production meeting led by CBS TV Executive Bob Wussler and the taping of “Super Night at the Super Bowl,” a CBS television special. Continue reading