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  • [Kirby / MacArthur Meeting]

    [Kirby / MacArthur Meeting]

    May 11-12, 1990, Chicago. Raw footage of a planning committee for a 24-hour, innovative independent TV channel, composed of various independent videomakers and William T. Kirby of the MacArthur Foundation. People pictured onscreen include: Virgil Grillo, Dee Dee Halleck, Dee Davis, Jon Alpert, John Schwartz, Bill Kirby, Lillian Jimenez, Tom Weinberg, Jim Martin, Steve Pearce, and Woody Wickham.

  • Media Burn by Ant Farm, 1975 edit

    Media Burn by Ant Farm, 1975 edit

    Original version 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.

    Preceding the event are clips from various TV news broadcasts that covered it (many of the TV reporters make the comment that they “didn’t get it”). The tape includes interviews with invited guests, a speech given by Doug Hall as President John F. Kennedy explaining the message of Media Burn, the dramatic unveiling of the Phantom Dream Car, several sequences of the car smashing through the TV sets, and its triumphant return from the end of the Cow Palace parking lot.

  • [Camcorder Tonight tests]

    This tape contains tests for the TV show “Camcorder Tonight”.

  • [Studs’ Place 40th anniversary party at MBC]

    [Studs’ Place 40th anniversary party at MBC]

    A reception at the Museum of Broadcast Communications honoring the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Studs’ Place, which first aired on November 26, 1949. Studs speaks about the show along with producer Charlie Andrews, director Dan Petrie, actress Beverly Younger, actor Win Stracke, producer Sterling “Red” Quinlan, occasional guest actor Nate Davis, and others.

  • Image Union, episode 0630

    Image Union, episode 0630

    A tape of the award winners of the 1983 U.S. Television Commercials Festival. They are: Kolotex pantyhose, John Smith’s Lager, Martini, Cinzano, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, Eggs, Yoplait yogurt, Samboy Chips, Tefal Toaster and Coffee Maker, Wright’s Coal Tar Soap, British Airways, Falstaff Cigars, Terry’s Famous Chocolate Orange, Western Australia, Spontex Sponge Cloths, American Lung Association, Miller’s Outpost, U.S. Open on CBS Sports, Ford Escort, Chameleon Sunglasses, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Budweiser, Rainiers Beer, Stroh’s Beer, Wendy’s, Revlon, Timex Quartz, Kaypro Computer, Pioneer, Great America, Mastercard International, Sentry Insurance, D.O.C., MCI Long Distance, Megabucks, Brooklyn Bridge’s 100th anniversary and Levi’s.

  • Newsdogs

    Self-described as an experiment in which a group of improvisational actors play different roles as a news crew covering the days news. Mixes real footage with improv acting.

  • Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall

    Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall

    A day-in-the-life documentary with Garry Marshall. Marshall was an executive producer for ABC and was responsible for such hit shows as Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days, and Mork and Mindy. This tape features several behind the scenes segments from these shows’ productions. Marshall is also interviewed about the nature of television production and comedy.

  • An Evening With Bill McCarter

    An extended on-stage interview with Bill McCarter, the President and General Manager of WTTW, Chicago’s public TV station, and a man described by Broadcasting magazine as “Public television’s visionary architect.” McCarter looks back on his life and career, including his early TV days in Philadelphia with Dick Clark and Ed McMahon. A highlight comes near the end of the discussion when McCar ter talks about the future of TV (including VOD, HD, and programming via the internet), and the many technical innovations made by WTTW. Hosted and moderated by Bruce Dumont.

 
 
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