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  • Rostenkowski on Politics 101

    Rostenkowski on Politics 101

    “The game is compromise. That’s politics.” -Dan Rostenkowski This month The Atlantic published an article titled “How American Politics Went Insane,” diagnosing the cause of the pervasive political disintegration in Washington, D.C. as “chaos syndrome.” Joining the choir of complaints about the chaos undermining American politics, the author, Jonathan Rauch, offers a new tune: “Our most pressing political problem today is that the country abandoned the establishment, not the other way around.” Rauch contends that in the course of reforming […]

  • [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 1994 re-election campaign]

    [Rostenkowski 1994 re-election campaign]

    News report on Dan Rostenkowski’s unusual re-election campaign of 1994, after making his first campaign appearance in Evanston 13 days before the election.

  • [Sun-Times endorses Rostenkowski over Flanagan]

    [Sun-Times endorses Rostenkowski over Flanagan]

    News report on the fact that, despite major objections and not endorsing him in the primary, the Chicago Sun-Times chose to endorse incumbent Democrat Dan Rostenkowski over challenger Michael Flanagan in the race for Rostenkowski’s long-held House seat.

  • [Dan Rostenkowski speaks about Lech Walesa]

    [Dan Rostenkowski speaks about Lech Walesa]

    At a rally at Daley Plaza celebrating the Chicago visit by Polish Solidarity leader and President Lech Walesa, Congressman Dan Rostenkowski welcomes Lech Walesa to the city of Chicago. Rostenkowski is introduced by Governor Jim Thompson.

  • [Rostenkowski on Newsmakers] – [news reports on Cabrini sweeps]

    [Rostenkowski on Newsmakers] – [news reports on Cabrini sweeps]

    This tape begins in the middle of the program “Newsmakers,” where Walter Jacobson is interviewing Dan Rostenkowski. After this program ends, the tape records news reports from several different Chicago stations (2, 5, & 7) on police sweeps at Cabrini Green following an outbreak of violence. While the police announced the raids a success, many residents questioned the move as being for show.

  • [Rostenkowski raw #104]

    [Rostenkowski raw #104]

    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 follows Rostenkowski as he makes his way to the final whip meeting of the 96th Congress. The audio is fairly poor throughout and switches from channel to channel before coming through both for the second half of the tape.

  • Rostenkowski: The Man And The Power

    Rostenkowski: The Man And The Power

    This is an early fifteen minute sampler for the documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. The tape is full of anecdotes relating to the particular style of politics in Chicago and the man himself. This revealing tape shows us the phone calls, handshakes, and political deals that run this country.

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