Oscar Lopez Rivera Interviewed in Marion Prison

Recently ordered released from prison by President Barak Obama, Puerto Rican activist Oscar Lopez Rivera describes how the dehumanization of being incarcerated has forced him to adapt in order to survive.

Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Veeck on His Dad

Known as “Sport Shirt Bill,” Mr. Veeck was a franchise owner and promoter for Major League Baseball. He owned at different times, the St. Louis Brown, the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians. Veeck died in 1986 from cancer,…

Pool Player Minnesota Fats on Not Eating Graham Crackers

Legendary pool player Rudolf Wanderone a.k.a. “Minnesota Fats” (1913-1996) talks about his many years perfecting the art of pool playing. From the 1985 television special “Once A Star,” which profiled former professional athletes. (Source: Media Burn Archive)

Studs Terkel and Mike Royko at a Chicago Bar

Short video of oral historian Studs Terkel and 1972 Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko at Lawry’s, a Chicago bar. Someone orders a Sharp’s non-alcoholic beer for Royko, another patrons laughs, and then Royko wants in on the joke.

‘Crazies Like Trump’: An Interview with Architect Stanley Tigerman

In 1990, Tigerman was interviewed for an episode of “The 90s,” where he espoused his own approach to architecture while leveling a few choice criticisms against the profession as a whole. The resulting footage gives a good glimpse into the…

Mark “The Bird” Fidrych Talks about Pitching for Detroit Tigers

1985 interview with former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych about his career and injury. From the Chicago television series “Once a Star.”

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