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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 #102]

    [Rostenkowski raw #102]

    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. The crew sits in Dan Rostenkowski’s office to wait for his arrival. This tape just shows his secretary answering phone calls. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #303]

    [Rostenkowski raw #303]

    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 beginning of the tape seems to be a Channel 5 (Chicago’s NBC affiliate) news report about the coming of cable television. At about four and a half minutes, the screen goes to bars & tone. “Rostenkowski” starts at around six minutes. Election day, 1980. Rostenkowski is interviewed in his office. He discusses: public transportation; dealing with the late Mayor Richard J. Daley & President Lyndon B. Johnson, including a funny story of how Daley convinced Johnson to take federal money meant for an “L” line through Rostenkowski’s Northside neighborhood, and reallocate it to a project that put an “L” line through Daley’s Southside neighborhood; and the power that Illinois representatives hold in the U.S. House. Around twenty-one minutes, “Rostenkowski” ends, and is followed by what appears to be a made-for-TV movie starring Richard Chamberlain. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: prison reform]

    [The 90’s raw: prison reform]

    Raw footage shot for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. Eddie Tape #63. Interview with Charlie Sullivan, Washington, DC, lobbyist. Followed by an interview with an unidentified man on prisons and prison reform at the National Zoo, Washington, DC. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #103]

    [Rostenkowski raw #103]

    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. The crew waits in Rostenkowski’s office for him to arrive and shoots his secretary. Eventually Rostenkowski arrives and does a short interview. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #304]

    [Rostenkowski raw #304]

    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 discusses: his role as Democratic Whip; how he gained power in the House; the similarities between inner city politics and politics in the U.S. South; the four most important committees in the House; his decision to come home every weekend; and his decision to raise his children in Chicago rather than Washington D.C. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Congressional softball tournament]

    [The 90’s raw: Congressional softball tournament]

    Raw footage shot for the award-winning series The 90’s. This tape features the 1991 Robert Rota Tournament of the Congressional Softball League. Continue reading