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  • [Rostenkowski raw: New York Democratic convention #6]

    [Rostenkowski raw: New York Democratic convention #6]

    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. On the floor of the convention center at the 1980 Democratic National Convention. Features footage of Rostenkowski on the speakers’ podium and outside the convention hall. He comments on how well the convention has gone. He goes on to discuss making compromises between competing factions of the Democratic Party when setting the Party’s platform. Later in the video, back inside the convention hall, President Jimmy Carter is giving a speech, presumably his nomination acceptance speech. After Carter’s speech, the hall erupts into celebration (boisterous music, balloon drop, etc.). Continue reading

  • [The 90s Election Specials raw: Mel Reynolds]

    [The 90s Election Specials raw: Mel Reynolds]

    Footage for The 90’s Election Specials. Videomaker Andrew Jones goes on a mission to find the campaign car of Mel Reynolds (who is running for Congress against incumbent Gus Savage), which was shot at in a drive-by the night before, eventually getting an exclusive interview with Reynolds himself. Continue reading