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  • Nixon Resigns: The Legacy of Impeachment

    Nixon Resigns: The Legacy of Impeachment

    August 8, 1974.  It was a different world, a different president and an unprecedented American crisis.  That was the night Richard Nixon sat in the Oval Office and made the surprise announcement that he was resigning as President of the United States. Some independent video producers obtained a videotape recorded in the moments before the speech.  It was the European pool feed, never intended for broadcast: a rare glimpse into the curation and production of a president’s image. We think … Continue reading

  • [Howard Zinn raw #20: Zinn and Studs Terkel examine the state of news media]

    [Howard Zinn raw #20: Zinn and Studs Terkel examine the state of news media]

    Second half of a conversation between Howard Zinn and Studs Terkel in Berkeley, California. They discuss their careers, the difficulty of challenging political consensus in the United States, and field questions from audience members. Continue reading

  • Nixon resigns, August 8, 1974

    Nixon resigns, August 8, 1974

    Forty years ago today, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States. Millions tuned in to his televised address to see what Nixon had to say about his presidency and his reasons for resigning. What they didn’t see was the seven minutes of the television pool feed before Nixon went live. It’s a fascinating counterpoint to the gravity of the event and a unique look at Nixon’s mindset at this defining moment of his career. The video also includes … Continue reading

  • Essential election viewing: Brian Springer’s Spin (1995)

    Essential election viewing: Brian Springer’s Spin (1995)

    In the early ’90s, media artist Brian Springer learned that, with a home satellite dish, it was possible to pick up and record the raw satellite feeds created by the TV networks. These parallel feeds included the behind-the-scenes signals sent to the TV shows’ control rooms but not intended for broadcast, such as talk show sets during commercial breaks or people waiting to be patched in to an interview with a news anchor. Springer recorded these feeds throughout the 1992 … Continue reading

  • Media Burn by Ant Farm, 2003 edit

    Media Burn by Ant Farm, 2003 edit

    A recent edit (2003) of Ant Farm’s classic video art piece examining and satirizing the media, particularly the impact of television. On July 4, Independence Day, 1975, what a TV newscaster described as a “media circus” assembles at San Francisco’s Cow Palace Stadium. A pyramid of television sets are stacked, doused with kerosene, and set ablaze. Then a modified 1959 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz, piloted by two drivers who are guided only by a video monitor between their bucket seats, smashes through the pyramid destroying the TV sets. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Eddie Tape – Fashion photo shoot]

    [The 90’s raw: Eddie Tape – Fashion photo shoot]

    Vision MKG. Cover Girl. Waterfront. Eddie Becker records the process of a fashion photo shoot for Vision Magazine, including interviews with the photographer and the model. He then interviews three bystanders who watched the shoot. They discuss their opinions about fashion and the media’s representation of women. Continue reading

  • [Interview with Jerry Brown on the media and presidential campaigns]

    00:00 Jerry Brown discusses the problem of sound bites in politics. He talks about the problems of political exposure in a media who cares more about championing money-advocated candidates. “We’re getting increasingly empty images.” He talks about the need for greater participation on behalf of the people, and less reliance on media images. 18:10 End of tape.

  • The 90’s Next Election Special

    The 90’s Next Election Special

    The second of three election specials from the award winning series, The 90’s. This episode is called “THE CONVENTION” and features moments from the Democratic National Convention in New York and the Republican National Convention in Houston in 1992. The producers tend to stay away from the regular news type footage and find the human interactions and the moments when the politicians are off their guard. Continue reading

 
 
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