Camera original footage of an interview with Vandalia, IL news reporter Mary Peyton Meyer (1905-2008). Continue reading
A day in the life of Newsday‘s Mike Waldman On assignment for THE 90’s, Washington correspondent Eddie Becker spent a day with Myron “Mike” Waldman, correspondent for Newsday‘s Washington Bureau, as he went about his job. Waldman’s assignment that day was a story about a bill for the extension of unemployment benefits, and while it may not be the most sensational topic, it provides a unique look into the day-to-day life of a journalist at the time, even when it’s … Continue reading
It was 1972… the first time anyone other than commercial networks were able to produce video tape on the floor of the convention. Alternative video pioneers TVTV, armed with portapaks, turned their cameras on TV news journalists who explained how the whole event was a heavily orchestrated show for the cameras. So, what else is new? Meet The Press at the 1972 Republican National Convention 3 ratings 2,360 views Watch the full version of TVTV’s full 1972 guerrilla television … Continue reading
We wanted to honor the life and career of journalist Myron “Mike” Wallace (1918-2012). Two tapes in our archive feature Wallace telling the story of one of the defining moments of his career: his interview with the Ayatollah Khomeini during the Iran hostage crisis. One of the tapes is a 1985 program by camcorder pioneer and video artist Skip Blumberg called “Interviews with Interviewers… About Interviewing” (also featuring interviews with Susan Stamberg, Studs Terkel, and Barbara Walters). The other is … Continue reading
Skip Blumberg interviews a variety of “interviewers” about their work. These people include regular journalist type reporters, such as Mike Wallace, Barbara Walters, Studs Terkel, and Susan Stamberg; plus a psychoanalyst, Dr. Joel Kovel; and a police interrogator, Sean Grennan. Blumberg gets very honest responses (a tribute to his own interviewing skills) and manages to provide a fascinating look at why we like interviews, how they differ from normal conversations, and the psychological impact on both parties. Each subject has a different take on their work, which makes for interesting viewing. Some good quotes include: Continue reading
As the Chicago Reader celebrates its 40th anniversary, here’s a look back at the paper in 1983, including interviews with then-Publisher and Editor Robert Roth and then-Assistant Editor Michael Miner. [youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=06_hNo-VmAM] If you haven’t already checked it out, don’t miss the Reader’s own retrospective and specifically, Miner’s fascinating recollection.
A study of colorful Chicago author, radio personality, and raconteur Studs Terkel. The program contains footage of Terkel from the 1950s through 2000, when he was 89 years old. Terkel expounds on various topics such as work, art, media, himself, his political views, his family, and his colleagues. Continue reading