[Chicago Slices raw : what the El?]

Raw footage for "Chicago Slices," a 1994-1995 television series on WPWR about life in and around Chicago. This footage was shot for a segment called "What the El?," where host Judy Markey approaches random people on Chicago's elevated train and asks them questions.

00:00Copy video clip URL Judy Markey and producer Tom Weinberg wait for a train to arrive. Judy does an introduction to “What the El” as the train approaches.

01:35Copy video clip URL After boarding a crowded northbound Brown Line train at Merchandise Mart, Judy begins her first round. Two women on the train guess information about a lady in a red coat on the other end of the train. Then Judy talks to the lady in the red coat, named Sally, and sees how accurate the guesses were.

07:00Copy video clip URL Another round of guessing begins. Two teenage boys guess about a young woman. The woman, unfortunately, gets off the train before Judy can ask her about herself. Instead, the two teenage boys start guessing about a different woman. Then Judy finds out how accurate they were.

14:30Copy video clip URL Judy approaches two riders for another round of “What the El?”

18:30Copy video clip URL Judy switches trains at Belmont and boards the Red Line.

20:55Copy video clip URL Another round of guessing begins.

26:00Copy video clip URL Judy switches trains at the Lawrence stop and heads back toward the Loop. Once aboard, more “What the El” guessing happens. Afterwards, there is some B roll footage of the El tracks as the train moves along them.

34:23Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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