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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.

  • [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.

  • [Rostenkowski raw #205]

    [Rostenkowski raw #205]

    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. At a rally for Rostenkowski in the field house in Chicago’s Pulaski Park (which sits in Rostenkowski’s district on Chicago’s northwest side), a candidate for judge is giving a speech offscreen while the camera captures various audience members. Next Rostenkowski gives a speech. In the speech, he discusses various issues, including: the importance of voting; the late Mayor Daley; social programs proposed by the Democrats; the importance of staying in a “changing neighborhood”; commitment to one’s neighborhood; extending the “L” to O’Hare airport (and telling the residents that it will raise the property values); and his family’s decision to stay in Chicago rather than move to Washington D.C. At around eleven minutes, a member of the camera crew on the stage knocks something over, startling Rostenkowski during his speech. The tape abruptly ends at just over fifteen minutes.

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Dick Simpson #3 and Dan Rostenkowski]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Dick Simpson #3 and Dan Rostenkowski]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. This tape follows Democratic candidate for congress, Dick Simpson; and then we follow the man Simpson is attempting to unseat, Dan Rostenkowski.

  • [The 90s Election Specials raw: Braun at Operation PUSH]

    [The 90s Election Specials raw: Braun at Operation PUSH]

    Footage for The 90’s Election Specials. In this tape, videomaker Andrew Jones continues to cover South Side politics, visiting the Third Baptist Church, going to a Carol Moseley Braun event at Operation PUSH, and attempting to visit the campaign headquarters of Mel Reynolds.

  • [Rostenkowski raw #106]

    [Rostenkowski raw #106]

    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. In this tape, Joseph K. Dowley, chief counsel to the Way and Means Committee, is interviewed. He discusses what a “powerful and important position” the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is, and informs us that it has traditionally been a stepping-stone to the House Speakership.

  • [Rostenkowski raw #207]

    [Rostenkowski raw #207]

    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. Continuation of a rally for Rostenkowski in the field house in Chicago’s Pulaski Park (which sits in Rostenkowski’s district on Chicago’s northwest side). Rostenkowski concludes the rally by saying that Richard M. Daley, candidate for Illinois State’s Attorney, “is a good man, and will be a good public official.” A polka band plays while Rostenkowski mingles with the crowd following the speech. The camera then follows Rostenkowski to his home across the street from the park.

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Dick Simpson day 2 #1]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: Dick Simpson day 2 #1]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. Dick Simpson, the congressional candidate running against Illinois incumbent Dan Rostenkowski, speaks to a group of people at a school in Chicago.

 
 
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