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  • Interviews With Interviewers… About Interviewing

    Interviews With Interviewers… About Interviewing

    Skip Blumberg interviews a variety of “interviewers” about their work. These people include regular journalist type reporters, such as Mike Wallace, Barbara Walters, Studs Terkel, and Susan Stamberg; plus a psychoanalyst, Dr. Joel Kovel; and a police interrogator, Sean Grennan. Blumberg gets very honest responses (a tribute to his own interviewing skills) and manages to provide a fascinating look at why we like interviews, how they differ from normal conversations, and the psychological impact on both parties. Each subject has a different take on their work, which makes for interesting viewing. Some good quotes include: Continue reading

  • [Wrigley Field B-roll]

    [Wrigley Field B-roll]

    Footage inside Wrigley Field shot for the documentary Veeck: A Man For Any Season. Continue reading

  • My Daddy

    My Daddy

    This is a short clip of Bill Veeck speaking about his father, whom he affectionately calls “My Daddy.” This segment was shot for the documentary “Veeck: A Man for Any Season.” Timecode onscreen. Continue reading

  • Robyn Smith #4

    Robyn Smith #4

    B-roll of Robyn Smith walking from the horse stables of a racetrack onto the track itself and back to the stables. Continue reading

  • [Once A Star raw: Holtzman #1]

    [Once A Star raw: Holtzman #1]

    Part one of an interview with Ken Holtzman, retired Major League pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, for the television special, “Once A Star.” The interview, conducted by Roger Wallenstein, focuses on Holtzman’s career after baseball as an insurance administrator. Holtzman discusses how being an ex-ballplayer is sometimes a disadvantage in his career, and comments in-depth on “dumb jock syndrome.” Timecode onscreen. Continue reading

  • Omnibus: Studs Terkel’s Chicago

    Omnibus: Studs Terkel’s Chicago

    BBC portrait of Studs Terkel, the Chicago author. Features current interviews and footage of Terkel; archival footage of Terkel; footage of Terkel receiving the Pulitzer Prize for his book “The Good War” on May 20, 1985; Terkel’s audio recordings of people’s reactions to Chicago’s Picasso sculpture at its unveiling; and a brief interview with Terkel’s wife, Ida. Continue reading

  • [Archival baseball footage]

    [Archival baseball footage]

    Old film transfers about baseball history, including segments about Micky Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, and Babe Ruth. The second half of the tape is video from “Bill Veeck: A Man for Any Season” with poor audio. Continue reading

  • [Veeck Commentaries Emmy Entry]

    [Veeck Commentaries Emmy Entry]

    Four short opinion pieces featuring Bill Veeck speaking about sports. Continue reading