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  • [Dan Rostenkowski Congressional race 1994]

    [Dan Rostenkowski Congressional race 1994]

    Dan Rostenkowski runs for reelection in the 1994 Congressional race, despite facing allegations of fraud and corruption. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #201]

    [Rostenkowski raw #201]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. The tape begins at a local Chicago courthouse. Midway through, it cuts to the outside of a campaign rally for Dan Rostenkowski. Whole tape is mostly b-roll. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #105]

    [Rostenkowski raw #105]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. This is a continuation of the Whip meeting. Poor audio throughout. Video cuts in and out and goes to black throughout the tape. Most of the tape consists of setup. Audio switches back and forth between channels. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #305]

    [Rostenkowski raw #305]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. Election day, 1980. Rostenkowski is interviewed in his office. He shows us photographs of himself with Presidents Ford and Carter; he discusses his support for Richard M. Daley for State’s Attorney for Illinois; describes his friendship with Presidents Ford and Johnson (he says that history will conclude that President Johnson was one of the greatest presidents); he tells a funny anecdote about how excited he was to be seen on stage with Presidents Truman and Johnson; and discusses his billboard advertising campaign. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Congressmen suggest candidates – Roll Call newspaper]

    [The 90’s raw: Congressmen suggest candidates – Roll Call newspaper]

    Raw footage shot for the award-winning series The 90’s. This tape features members of Congress suggesting people they’d like to see run for president, plus footage inside Roll Call, a newspaper specifically for and about members of Congress. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #108]

    [Rostenkowski raw #108]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. This tape features an interview with Rostenkowski about his past and about soon-to-be President Ronald Reagan. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #306]

    [Rostenkowski raw #306]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. Election day, 1980. Rostenkowski is interviewed in his office. Rostenkowski discusses how Congressmen are low-profile political figures in Chicago, and how Chicago’s increasing reliance on federal funds is changing and heightening the profile of Chicago Congressmen. He also discusses his political future, dodging the question of whether or not he’ll run for mayor of Chicago or attempt to become Speaker of the House of Representatives (saying everyone should want to become mayor or a congressman). Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Eddie politics]

    [The 90’s raw: Eddie politics]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Eddie Tape #77. This tape features video recorded inside a banquet celebrating the 30th congressional baseball game between Democrats and Republicans; a tour inside Jose Rodriguez’s “Politically Correct Clothing” t-shirt store; the inside of the Pacifica Radio press booth covering the congressional nomination hearing for Robert Gates as director of the CIA; a long interview with Congressman Calvin Dooley; a presentation on technology from Professor Rustum Roy; an interview with the director of Citizens Against PACs; and a tour inside the “Political Americana” memorabilia shop. Continue reading

 
 
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