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  • [Gary Dotson clemency request]

    [Gary Dotson clemency request]

    This news report covers the controversy over the Gary Dotson case and his supporters’ attempt to request clemency from Illinois Gov. Thompson. Continue reading

  • Postales de Nicaragua Libre / Postcards From Nicaragua

    Postales de Nicaragua Libre / Postcards From Nicaragua

    Varios segmentos breves. Aquí se ven vistas líricas y políticas de la vida diaria en Estelí y en Managua, Julio – Septiembre 1984. / Various brief segments. Lyrical and political views of daily life in Estelí and Managua, Nicaragua, July – September 1984. Continue reading

  • [Mark Spitz rough – NBA Master]

    [Mark Spitz rough – NBA Master]

    One half of this tape, comprised of production materials for the “Once a Star” series, is an excerpt from an interview with Olympic Swimmer Mark Spitz. He discusses fame and athletic drive. The second half of this tape is a series of interviews and montage highlight footage from six former professional basketball players. They discuss their current occupations, the feeling of playing in the National Basketball Association, and several other topics. Continue reading

  • [Once A Star raw: Charlie Finley #4]

    [Once A Star raw: Charlie Finley #4]

    00:00 This is the continuation of an interview with Charles O. Finley, former owner of the Oakland Athletics. 00:32 Finley talks about getting doctors to band together and get group insurance. He made his money in insurance, and didn’t know what to do with it, so he bought a baseball team. 04:48 Finley wanted to by the Detroit Tigers in 1955 and almost bought the White Sox in 1959, but he didn’t make the call soon enough, and Bill Veeck … Continue reading

  • [Once A Star raw: Charlie Finley #5]

    [Once A Star raw: Charlie Finley #5]

    This tape is part of an interview with renowned Oakland A’s manager Charlie Finley. In the interview, Finley discusses the lighter side of his career, from incentivizing his players to grow mustaches, to the difference between a mule and a donkey (Charlie-O, a mule, was the A’s mascot for a brief period of time) to his tumultuous relationship with former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn. It was shot for the documentary Once A Star. Continue reading

  • [Once A Star raw: Bobby and Dennis Hull #7]

    [Once A Star raw: Bobby and Dennis Hull #7]

    This tape is comprised of a short interview segment with hockey legend Bobby Hull, as well as some b-roll of Bobby and brother Dennis Hull skating and shooting around an ice rink. In the interview, Hull gives insight into the fleeting nature of playing on a hockey team, his relationship with his brother Dennis, and his current career in the cattle business. It was shot for the documentary Once A Star. Continue reading