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Guide to the Paper Tiger Television Archive, ca. 1981-2014 MSS.276


Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Laura Newsome, 2012. Video recordings processed by Harry Bleakley McDowell, 2014.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 15, 2021
Description is in English.

 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2019 accretions Updated by Rachel Mahre to reflect digitization of video materials in Series XI. Edited by Anna Björnsson McCormick to correctly identify Pearl Bowser  , January and March 2019 , March 2021 , July 2021

Container List

Series VII: Video recordings

Conditions Governing Access

Unless otherwise noted, audiovisual materials have been preserved and are available to researchers.

Subseries A: PTTV - Broadcast Videotapes

Scope and Content

Subseries A: Broadcast Videotapes contains programs created by Paper Tiger Television and aired on public access television.

Conditions Governing Access

Unless otherwise noted, access copies for the audiovisual materials in the collection are available. Please contact the audiovisual archivist with your requests.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0001 Herb Schiller Reads The New York Times : The Steering Mechanism of The Ruling Class - Edit Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Herb Schiller Reads the New York Times : The Steering Mechanism of The Ruling Class

Herb Schiller, a communications expert, dissects the New York Times in an analysis of the New York Times' cultural, political, and economical hegemony in setting the agenda that shapes the news and culture industry. He warns of two major trends in his writings and speeches: the private takeover of public space and public institutions at home and the U.S. corporate domination of cultural life abroad, especially in the developing nations. Shot in both black and white and color video.

1981 TRT: 28 minutes #1


1981
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0002 Herb Schiller Reads The New York Times #2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Herb Schiller Reads New York Times: New York Times and The New World Information Order

Communications expert Herb Schiller dissects the New York Times newspaper of record. This is an analysis of the New York Times' cultural, political and economical hegemony in setting the agenda that shapes the news and culture industry. Shot in both black and white and color video.

1981 TRT: 28 minutes #2


1981
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0003 Herb Schiller Reads The N.Y. Times #2 - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Herb Schiller Reads New York Times: New York Times and The New World Information Order

Communications expert Herb Schiller dissects the New York Times newspaper of record in an analysis of the New York Times' cultural, political and economical hegemony in setting the agenda that shapes the news and culture industry. Shot in both black and white and color video.

1981 TRT: 28 minutes #2


1981
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0004 Herb Schiller Reads The NY Times #3 - The Sunday Times - 712 Pages of Waste - Edit Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Herb Schiller Reads New York Times: 712 Pages of Waste; The Sunday Times

Herb Schiller deconstructs the wasteful excess of the New York Times. He asserts that they set the agenda of what to think about while simultaneously giving us the standard in which to organize our lives. Thumping all 8 pounds of the New York Sunday Times on the table, he demonstrates that shear size of the paper is a testament to the fact that the American economy "lives and runs on waste". Meanwhile, much of the waste in the paper comes from the ads- 88 pages of ads for luxury goods, furs, high end liquor, resort wear, cars and jewelry, in the Times Sunday Magazine before even getting to a substantial article. His reading shows how the New York Times sets the political agenda from foreign affairs to potential presidential candidates, aesthetic agenda in architecture, and through the New York Times Book Review wields enormous influence in dictating what books are read and noticed, those distributed by the large publishers that advertise in the same pages. Also, Schiller takes a look at how an article on nuclear energy in the USA neatly deflects the fact that American's consume gross amounts of the world energy sources by suggesting that other nations would if they could. Includes a look at the travel and real estate sections as well. Shot in both black and white and color video.

1981 TRT: 28 minutes #3


1981
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0005 Herb Schiller Reads The N.Y. Times #4 - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Herb Schiller Reads New York Times: Hanging Out In Consumer Capitals: Foreign Correspondents

Communications expert Herb Schiller dissects the New York Times newspaper of record in an analysis of the New York Times' cultural, political and economical hegemony in setting the agenda that shapes the news and culture industry. Shot in both black and white and color video.

1981 TRT: 28 minutes #4


1981
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0006 Herb Schiller Reads The New York Times #5 - Washington Talk - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Herb Schiller Reads New York Times: Washington Talk; First Names In D.C.

Communications expert Herb Schiller dissects the New York Times newspaper of record in an analysis of the New York Times' cultural, political and economical hegemony in setting the agenda that shapes the news and culture industry. Shot in both black and white and color video.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #5


1982
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0007 Herb Schiller Reads The N.Y. Times #6 - Master with Inserts

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Herb Schiller Reads New York Times: The Neediest and The Greediest; Metropolitan Section

Communications expert Herb Schiller dissects the New York Times newspaper of record in an analysis of the New York Times' cultural, political and economical hegemony in setting the agenda that shapes the news and culture industry. Shot in both black and white and color video.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #6


December 2, 1981 / 1982
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0008 Ann Marie Buitrago Reads Agents Names - Master #2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Ann Marie Buitrago reads Agents' Names Censored By the U.S. Congress

This production attempts to shows how the government and corporations have been collaborating to increase their surveillance rights while systematically making it more difficult for people and the press to have access to government records and information. Anne Marie Buitrago, the director for the Fund for Open Information and Accountability (FOIA), discusses events connected "to the people's right to know, the people's access to government information and the efforts by government to close off and clamp down on that information." She points to the 1982 Executive Order, signed by President Ronald Reagan, that made it legal for the FBI and CIA to surveil lawful, peaceful, domestic organizations and how this same type of surveillance of organizations abroad has led to US foreign interventions including plotting assassinations and destabilizing of popularly elected governments.

Lastly, she speaks of the lack of media coverage of the Agents Identity Protection Act that passed, which made it illegal to reveal the names of government agents, a move that severely limited the power of the press during a time that the public information offices of government agencies were being shut down. Buitrago speaks about the importance of the Freedom of information Act and steps we can take to preserve our access to information.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #7


1982
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0009 Conrad Lynn Reads Commentary - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Conrad Lynn Reads Commentary: From Postwar Liberalism to the New Right

Conrad Lynn, a noted Civil Rights attorney who started his legal practice in the 1930s, was intimately involved in the struggle for justice and equality for over fifty years. Here, Lynn reads Commentary magazine—a publication established by the American Jewish Committee immediately after the Second World War, in which he emphasizes the magazine's transformation from an originally leftist publication that allegedly encouraged "original, creative endeavors" into a flagship of neo-conservatism.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #9


1982 / February 2, 1983
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0010 Karen Paulsell Reads Computer Mags - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Karen Paulsell reads Computer World and NYCOSH: Special on Video Data Terminals

Karen Paulsell gives a critical reading of Computer World and NYCOSH. Paulsell is a hacker at the Community Memory Project in San Francisco.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #10


1982
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0011 Joel Kovel Reads Covert Action - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Joel Kovel Reads Covert Action: A Salute to the Scourge of the CIA

Joel Kovel does a critical reading of Covert Action.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #11


1982
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0012 Joan Braderman Reads National Enquirer - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Natalie Didn't Drown: Joan Braderman Reads The National Enquirer

Joan Braderman takes a look at the National Enquirer and questions the newspaper's ideology and content by analyzing the fact that the Enquirer is the tabloid that everybody reads but nobody admits to. Braderman shows how it's agenda of reporting gossip and the lowest common denominator of news has influenced even the so called "intellectual progressive media" such as the New Yorker and the New York Times.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #12


1982
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0013 Sol Yurick Reads The New Criterion - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Sol Yurick Reads The New Criterion: Search for Quality After the Revolution

Sol Yurick analyzes The New Criterion, a New York-based literary magazine and journal of artistic and cultural criticism.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #13


1982
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0014 Stuart Ewen Reads The N.Y. Post - Second Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Stuart Ewen Reads The New York Post: Fantasy, Morality and Authority

Treading through the streets of New York City as his artistic alias Archie Bishop, Stuart Ewen critiques the constant fear and sensationalism the New York Post brings into our lives. Through a series of street interviews, Ewen (as Bishop) reveals the deeper fractures of our social consciousness that have been perpetuated by the Post's bright red fonts, excessive exclamation points, and outrageous headlines, that command us to fear, read, and obey.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #14


1982
Box: 53 Media : ID: 276.0015 Stuart Ewen Reads The N.Y. Post - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Stuart Ewen Reads The New York Post: Fantasy, Morality and Authority

Treading through the streets of New York City as his artistic alias Archie Bishop, Stuart Ewen critiques the constant fear and sensationalism the New York Post brings into our lives. Through a series of street interviews, Ewen (as Bishop) reveals the deeper fractures of our social consciousness that have been perpetuated by the Post's bright red fonts, excessive exclamation points, and outrageous headlines, that command us to fear, read, and obey.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #14


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0016 Sheila Smith-Hobson Reads Newsweek - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Sheila Smith-Hobson Reads Newsweek: Newsweek Discovers Central America

Sheila Smith-Hobson gives a critical reading of the popular news magazine Newsweek. She comments on both the rampant state of consumerism and commercialism in the early 80's and the American's covert war in South America and the military industrial complex at large.

(includes explicit language, use new master for broadcast)

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #15


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0017 Sheila Smith-Hobson Reads Newsweek

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Sheila Smith-Hobson Reads Newsweek: Newsweek Discovers Central America

Sheila Smith-Hobson gives a critical reading of the popular news magazine Newsweek.She comments on both the rampant state of consumerism and commercialism in the early 80's and the American's covert war in South America and the military industrial complex at large.

(new master shows "fuck you" graffitti)

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #15


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0018 Joel Kovel Reads Psychology Today - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Joel Kovel Reads Psychology Today: Technocracy/Consumerism/Psychology

Joel Kovel reads excerpts from a 1982 copy of Psychology today in the ironic setting of a Psychiatrists office complete with patient on a chaise lounge. The current state of institutional psychological trends are discussed, commercial advertising for alcohol with in it's pages are analyzed as well as the overall market for such a publication.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #16


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0019 Tuli Kupferberg Reads Rolling Stone - Master #2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Tuli Kupferberg Reads Rolling Stone: Always Smile When You Give 'Em the Shaft

Tuli Kupferberg takes a deeper look at the 1980s mainstream pop scene with a reading of Rolling Stone magazine. He attempts to deconstruct Rolling Stone magazine by offering detailed perspectives on it's origin and founding and weighs in on Rolling Stone magazine topics, such as commercial advertising and the cult of celebrity.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #17


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0020 Tuli Kupferberg Reads Rolling Stone - Master #1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Tuli Kupferberg Reads Rolling Stone: Always Smile When You Give 'Em the Shaft

Tuli Kupferberg takes a deeper look at 80s mainstream pop scene with a reading of Rolling Stone magazine. He attempts to deconstructs Rolling Stone magazine by offering detailed perspectives on it's origin and founding and weighs in on Rolling Stone magazine topics such as commercial advertising and the cult of celebrity.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #17


1982
Box: 121 Media : ID: 276.0021 Stanley Diamond Reads Scholastic Magazine - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Stanley Diamond Reads Scholastic Magazine: Dis-Informing the Kids

Stanley Diamond breaks down the obfuscating and destructive content of the children's magazine, Scholastic. Highlighted in this program are the ways in which subjects, such as war and nuclear proliferation, are "domesticated" for the consumption of children. He also contrasts our own divisive western cultural methods of child rearing with non-western tribal communities' methods of youth education and cultural inclusion.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #18

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable due to preservation concerns.


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0022 Ynestra King Reads Seventeen - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Ynestra King Reads Seventeen: Selling the All-American Girl

Ynestra King reads Seventeen magazine, trying expose how the publication's superficial and commercial based message to teen girls leaves them without the necessary tools for identity based empowerment and can ultimately isolate special needs and minority teen groups. She also outlines numerous non-commercial methods for improving this publication, such as addressing much more common women's issues like community health resources, sexuality counseling and social awareness.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #19


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0023 Ynestra King Reads Seventeen

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Ynestra King Reads Seventeen: Selling the All-American Girl

Ynestra King reads Seventeen magazine, trying to expose how the publication's superficial and commercial based message to teen girls leaves them without the necessary tools for identity based empowerment and can ultimately isolate special needs and minority teen groups. She also outlines numerous non-commercial methods for improving this publication such as addressing much more common women's issues like community health resources, sexuality counseling and social awareness.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #19


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0024 Murray Bookchin Reads Time - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Murray Bookchin Reads Time: History as a Television Series

Murray Bookchin attempts to give a critical reading of Time magazine by tackling the pacification of world news through their pages. He claims that "Time obliterates time" as the past, present, and future of America is blurred week-by-week. By condensing all events into consumable chunks, Time creates a monotonous layout of our history, one that captures no true feeling or sense of perspective.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #20


January 27, 1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0025 Murray Bookchin Reads Time - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Murray Bookchin Reads Time: History as a Television Series

Murray Bookchin gives a critical reading of Time magazine by tackling the pacification of world news through their pages. He claims that "Time obliterates time" as the past, present, and future of America is blurred week-by-week. By condensing all events into consumable chunks, Time creates a monotonous layout of our history, one that captures no true feeling or sense of perspective.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #20


January 27, 1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0026 Brian Winston Reads TV Guide - dub from Beta master dubmaster

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Brian Winston Reads TV Guide: Journal of the Wasteland

Brian Winston considers the contradiction between TV Guide's critique of television and its actual mission to bolster the television industry. He unveils the business dealings of TV Guide owner Walter Annenberg, examines featured stories, and critiques the cover of the best-selling magazine in the country.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #21


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0027 Brian Winston Reads TV Guide - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Brian Winston Reads TV Guide: Journal of the Wasteland

Brian Winston considers the contradiction between TV Guide's critique of television and its actual mission to bolster the television industry. He unveils the business dealings of TV Guide owner Walter Annenberg, examines featured stories and critiques the cover of the best-selling magazine in the country.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #21


1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0028 Brian Winston Reads TV Guide - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Brian Winston Reads TV Guide: Journal of the Wasteland

Brian Winston considers the contradiction between TV Guide's critique of television and its actual mission to bolster the television industry. He unveils the business dealings of TV Guide owner Walter Annenberg, examines featured stories and critiques the cover of the best-selling magazine in the country.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #21


April 28, 1982
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0029 Brian Winston Reads TV News - 2nd Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Brian Winston Reads the TV News: Live and on Tape

This show features the analysis of television network news by Brian Winston. Winston looks at the news as a unique institution, governed by its own conventions and constraints and questions how the news use pictures, body language, narrative, and dream logic. He investigates the idea that the nightly news is "holding the nation together" is as well as other themes such as "journalistic intervention" and state sponsored propaganda.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #22


1983
Box: 54 Media : ID: 276.0030 Brian Winston Reads TV News - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Brian Winston Reads the TV News: Live and on Tape

This show features the analysis of television network news by Brian Winston. Winston looks at the news as a unique institution, governed by its own conventions and constraints and questions how the news use pictures, body language, narrative, and dream logic. He investigates the idea that the nightly news is "holding the nation together" is as well as other themes such as "journalistic intervention" and state sponsored propaganda.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #22


1983
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0031 Bill Tabb Reads U.S. News & World Report - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Bill Tabb Reads U.S. News and World Report: Disrobing the Economy

Bill Tabb critiques U.S. News and World Report. He points out the publication's bias directive to aid the debilitating force of Reaganomics. As Tabb sees it, US News and World Report is no less than nationalist propaganda masquerading as objective journalism.

1982 TRT: minute #23


May 26, 1982
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0032 Serafina Bathrik Reads Working Woman - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Serafina Bathrick Reads Working Woman: Women in Grey Flannel Stifle Their Rage

Sarafina Bathrick focuses on Working Woman magazine's editorial position, views, and messages to the emerging 1980's women in the workforce. Magazine themes, such as how to enter the "mans world" of business and "working your way up", are deconstructed by Sarafina to eventually reveal an idea of the supremacy of the male world image of success and a woeful lack of critically viewing a woman's right to work in a post-feminist world.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #24


1983
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0033 Serafina Bathrik Reads Working Woman - 2nd Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Serafina Bathrick Reads Working Woman: Women in Grey Flannel Stifle Their Rage

Sarafina Bathrick focuses on Working Woman magazine's editorial position, views, and messages to the emerging 1980's women in the workforce. Magazine themes, such as how to enter the "mans world" of business and "working your way up", are deconstructed by Sarafina to eventually reveal an idea of the supremacy of the male world image of success and a woeful lack of critically viewing a woman's right to work in a post-feminist world.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #24


1983
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0034 Martha Rosler Reads Vogue

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Martha Rosler Reads Vogue: Wishing, Dreaming, Winning, Spending

In using a collage based structure that focuses on impressions, personal stories, and, most provocatively, looking at Vogue's place in creating and recreating class power, Martha Roslers scrutinizes the popular fashio magazine. She also include a quick portrait of Conde Nast, the media mogul who owned Vogue and an array of other "high-style" magazines in the early 20th century. Rosler confronts the viewer with the bizarre and sexist imagery of the magazine's fashion ads; it is not difficult to see how media outlets like Vogue spread the idealization of upper class lifestyles, bringing people to a point where they seek validity in emulating such exaggerated portrayals of the wealthy. In her opinion, the magazine is targeted at middle class women, delivering a message of artificial promise and encouraging a lifestyle consumption to the average person, but at a price. By getting people to try to identify with the leisure class, and arranging the anxiety of the unobtainable into a perpetual want, the magazine and others like it are key instruments of social control. Vogue is but one symptom of a consumerism based on bodies, specifically female bodies through a male-dominated gaze, never attempting a portrayal beyond surface or object.

Though there are many ideological and gender-based criticisms of magazines like Vogue, Rosler's show also reveals how and where the clothing products that make the imagery possible are actually produced: third-world sweatshops. A short segment on working conditions in the clothing industry highlights the warped view of the world this magazine works to instill.

1982 TRT: 27 minutes #25


1982 / May 18, 1998
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0035 Oldies & Goodies

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Oldies and Goodies: A Paper Tiger Sampler

A Paper Tiger's compilation, spanning the collective's first 3 years. This tape is not a regular PTTV show but rather a live show promoting an event that happened in NYC. It includes some short clips from early shows:

#3 Herb Schiller Reads New York Times: 712 Pages of Waste; The Sunday Times, #17 Ynestra King Reads Seventeen: Selling the All-American Girl, #20 Murray Bookchin Reads Time: History as a Television Series, #21 Brian Winston Reads TV Guide: Journal of the Wasteland, #12 Natalie Didn't Drown: Joan Braderman Reads The National Enquirer,

These clips comprise approximately 20 minutes of the entire show. The rest of the show promotes a 1983 gallery event in NYC featuring Paper Tiger productions and the work of many local video artists.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #26


1983
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0036 Tuli Kupferberg Reads Sports Illustrated - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Tuli Kupferberg Reads Sports Illustrated: In Honor of the Baseball Season

Tuki Kupferberg reflects on the publication Sports Illustrated. He discusses the sense of generating a "contained universe" separate from conventional reality in which idealization of the human form, the sadomasochism of competition, and games in a class society are paradigms for war. Kupferberg goes on to point out the contradictory proliferation of alcohol related advertising within it's pages with it's obvious debilitating effect on motor skills and the central nervous system.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #27


1983
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0037 Business Week - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Harry Magdoff Reads: Business Week

Harry Magdoff talks about the ruling class.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #28


1983
Box: 121 Media : ID: 276.0038 Alex Gockburn Reads The Washington Post - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Alex Cockburn Reads Washington Post: Clipping the Wings of the National Eagle

Alex Cockburn talks about how the Washington Post's pronounced shift to the Right was already well underway when the show was made in 1983. Tracing a biography of the newspaper from 1963, he argues that the newspaper's scope changed to profit-making and how the Post usually has fairly conservative editorials and acts as informal agenda setter for the political class in Washington DC.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #29

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable due to preservation concerns.

1983
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0039 Alex Cockburn Reads The Washington Post - New Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Alex Cockburn Reads Washington Post: Clipping the Wings of the National Eagle

Cockburn talks about how the Washington Post's pronounced shift to the Right was already well underway when the show was made in 1983. Tracing a biography of the newspaper from 1963, he argues that the newspaper's scope changed to profit-making and how the Post usually has fairly conservative editorials and acts as informal agenda setter for the political class in Washington DC.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #29


1983
Box: 121 Media : ID: 276.0040 Archie Singham Reads Foreign Policy - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Archie Singham Reads Foreign Policy: A Look at the Old Boys' Network

Professor Archie Singham indicts the obscurantism and theoretical vagueness of academia as one of the primary impediments to a truly democratic media. Singham contends that issues, such as foreign policy, would weigh more heavily on the conscience of ordinary citizens if the sources of information were not hopelessly muddied by academic lingo.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #30


1983
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0041 Myra Bain Reads Ebony - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Myrna Bain Reads Ebony: Put Your Money Where Your Soul Is

Professor Myrna Bain gives us his reading of Ebony Magazine. Started in 1945, it was made to embody the "colored answer to Life". Focusing on several issues of Ebony Magazine, Bain highlights the ways through which the magazine projects unrealistic, frivolous and misleading expectations of a "black middle class" while forgoing any coverage of important issues or political statements from local communities. Bain also points out the abundance of exploitative - advertisements, for a range of things from hair products and alcoholic drinks to, armed services recruitment and menthol cigarettes. These ads, designed to capitalize on the magazine's target audience, reinforce stereotypical assumptions about black readers, while advocating consumption and assimilation as the keys to success. Taped during a period of Reagonomic recession, the show underlines the sharp discrepancies between the glamorous lifestyle depicted in Ebony magazine and the harsh reality of unemployment and lack of public resources in many African American communities.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #31


1983
Box: 121 Media : ID: 276.0042 Disarmament Special - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

June 12 Disarmament Special: with Joel Kovel, Nancy Cain, Susie Schneiderman and Melissa Leo

Joel Kovel, Nancy Cain, Susie Schneiderman, and Melissa Leo take a look at disarmament. Includes scenes from the 1982 PBS-censored film, "The Dark Circle," by Chris Beaver and Judy Irvin.

1982 TRT: 28 minutes #33


June 9, 1982
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0043 Joel Kovel Reads LIFE - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Joel Kovel Reads Life: It's a New Life; Painting a Corpse

Joel Kovel gives a critical reading of Life magazine. Kovel proposes that, from its founding by Henry Booth Luce in the 1930s until the early 1970s, Life was the voice of American cultural supremacy throught its relationship with the American government, making it a tool to shape public opinion through powerful images. Within this state of regressive corruption, Kovel says, a succession of commercial images and odes to consumer culture replaced early Life's efforts to articulate moments of lived experience through the printed image.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #35


September 12, 1983
Box: 121 Media : ID: 276.0044 Joel Kovel Reads LIFE - Master - Camera Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Joel Kovel Reads Life: It's a New Life; Painting a Corpse

Joel Kovel gives a critical reading of Life magazine. Kovel proposes that, from its founding by Henry Booth Luce in the 1930s until the early 1970s, Life was the voice of American cultural supremacy throught its relationship with the American government, making it a tool to shape public opinion through powerful images. Within this state of regressive corruption, Kovel says, a succession of commercial images and odes to consumer culture replaced early Life's efforts to articulate moments of lived experience through the printed image.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #35

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable due to preservation concerns.

1983
Box: 55 Media : ID: 276.0045 Tim Haight Reads Channels - Master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

Scope and Content

Tim Haight Reads: Channels

Tim Haight gives a page by page critical reading of Channels Magazine and describes how despite being a "liberal" not-for-profit corporation, the publication was embedded in the corporate systems of the television industry. Haight points to the idea the magazine pushes an agenda of adjusting to new technologies to fit society, but neglects to acknowledge the need for change within the society itself. This contradicts the self-proclamation, which Channels makes in an ad for itself, that it is "the magazine which covers the revolution."

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #36


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0046 Stanley Aronowitz Reads The N.Y. Times - edited master

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 3/4" U-matic

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Stanley Aronowitz Reads The New York Times: A Timely Look at Labor

Stanley Aronowitz takes a critical look at the New York Times by briefly explaining the social history of the paper and deconstructing the format and biases of the various sections. Arguing that each section is a social and cultural commentary targeted to a specific audience, Aronowitz points out the gendered notions of the *Sports* section on Mondays and the *Home* section on Thursdays. He suggests that despite its non-tabloid format, the content and presentation of the newspaper parallels TV and magazines, making it no longer a real genuine newspaper but a magazine full of advertisement and opinions. In the last section Aronowitz highlights the New York Times inability to do systematic coverage of significant national news stories, such as the pilot strike in October of 1983.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #37


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0047 Stanley Aronowitz Reads The N.Y. Times - unedited master

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Stanley Aronowitz Reads The New York Times: A Timely Look at Labor

Stanley Aronowitz takes a critical look at the New York Times by briefly explaining the social history of the paper and deconstructing the format and biases of the various sections. Arguing that each section is a social and cultural commentary targeted to a specific audience, Aronowitz points out the gendered notions of the *Sports* section on Mondays and the *Home* section on Thursdays. He suggests that despite its non-tabloid format, the content and presentation of the newspaper parallels TV and magazines, making it no longer a real genuine newspaper but a magazine full of advertisement and opinions. In the last section Aronowitz highlights the New York Times inability to do systematic coverage of significant national news stories, such as the pilot strike in October of 1983.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #37


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0048 Michele Gibbs Reads Free West Indian

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Michele Gibbs Reads The Free West Indian: Inside Grenada

Michele Gibbs analyzes Grenada's national newspaper, The Free West Indian.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #40


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0049 Richie Perez on Fort Apache - Master

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Richie Perez Watches "Fort Apache: The Bronx"

Ritchie Pérez gives an in-depth look at the campaign to counteract the negative depictions of Puerto Rican and Blacks in the film Fort Apache: The Bronx. The campaign, as described by Pérez, proved that it is possible to have a unified, collective action against media racism. A clear description of the media's power to amplify and perpetuate harmful stereotypes is followed by an overview of the movie industry, and how the increasing media conglomeration is connected to banks and to the cable industry. Pérez gives an overview of the tactics that were used in the campaign, including boycotts, breaking media blackouts to get media attention, garnering a broad cross section of multi-cultural support, targeting key players and most importantly creating the context in which media needs to be judged by individuals in the public for racism, sexism and classism.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #42


1983
Box: 121 Media : ID: 276.0050 Sandinista TV part I

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Sandinista TV News from Nicaragua Part I: "Peliculas a Las Once "

In this rebroadcast of a Sandinista news report from Nicaragua, American viewers are offered a perspective about the proxy war between the Contras and the Sandinistas. Entirely in Spanish and without subtitles.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #43

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1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0051 Peter Rosset Reads News In Nicaragua - Master

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Peter Rossett and Others Read: The Nicaraguan Press: Extra, Extra...

Rossett is an agronomist and editor of the Nicaraguan Reader.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #44


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0052 Peter Hall Consoles at the AT&T Breakup - Master

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Peter Hall Consoles at the AT&T Break-Up

Peter Hall has written for Financial World, the Village Voice and other publications.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #45


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0053 Peter Hall Reads AT&T Breakup - Master

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Peter Hall Consoles at the AT&T Break-Up

Peter Hall has written for Financial World, the Village Voice and other publications.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #45


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0054 Artists' Call On Central America - Master

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Artists' Call to Central America: Lucy Lippard and Art for a Cause

This show documents "Artists' Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America", a two week benefit festival of performance art held in January of 1984. The event was curated and organized by Lucy Lippard and along with performance art, it showcased exhibitions, poetry readings, and experimental film and video. The program features an interview with Lippard as well as highlights from the event including performances by Lenora Champagne, Jerry Allen and the Smith Brothers. 1984 TRT: minute #46


1984
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0055 Bill Boddy Reads 1934 Communications Act - Master #1

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Bill Boddy Reminds The FCC of the 1934 Communications Act

Bill Boddy is the author of a book about 1950's television.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #47


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0056 Bill Boddy Reads 1934 Communications Act - Master #2

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Bill Boddy Reminds The FCC of the 1934 Communications Act

Bill Boddy is the author of a book about 1950's television.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #47


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0057 Bill Tabb Reads FORBES - Master

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Bill Tabb Reads Forbes: Capitalist Fool

Bill Tabb examines capitalism through the lens of the money magazine Forbes. Modeled around creator and owner of the magazine, Malcolm S. Forbes, Tabb believes that it serves as an advertisement for capitalism, shedding away the moral aspects of business in lieu of glorifying its sweet capitalist successes while simultaneously catering to and creating a network of business insiders, a separate sect of society who are celebrated for manipulating the public and investors into making them rich.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #48


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0058 Bill Tabb Reads FORBES - Live Master

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Bill Tabb Reads Forbes: Capitalist Fool

Bill Tabb examines capitalism through the lens of the money magazine Forbes. Modeled around creator and owner of the magazine, Malcolm S. Forbes, Tabb believes that it serves as an advertisement for capitalism, shedding away the moral aspects of business in lieu of glorifying its sweet capitalist successes while simultaneously catering to and creating a network of business insiders, a separate sect of society who are celebrated for manipulating the public and investors into making them rich.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #48


1983 / February 22, 1984
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0059 Jim Rix Reads Organic Gardening - Master

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Jim Rix Reads: Organic Gardening

Jim Rix is a video engineer and organic gardener.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #49


1983
Box: 56 Media : ID: 276.0060 Herb Schiller On The Selling Of New Technologies - Master

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Herb Schiller on the Selling of the New Technologies

Herb Schiller critiques and questions the supposed benefits of the coming technological age. Schiller duly sheds light on the "computerization" of society, the merging of the academy, and the corporation and the equal potential for transcendence and failure that the computer age offers us all.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #50


1983
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0061 Bob Edelman Reads Sovetski Sports - Master

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Bob Edelman Reads: Sovietski Sport

Bob Edelman is a sports writer and history professor.

1983 TRT: 28 minutes #51


1983
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0062 Gabor Ritterspoon Reads Pravda - Master

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Gabor Ritterspoon Reads: Pravda

Gabor Ritterspoon shows how important Pravda really was within Soviet society, not as a news and analytical source, but as a tool of propaganda and perhaps, more importantly, as the party's way of communicating and sending messages to the lower cadres and local burocrats. Ritterspoon shows that although the news never verbally clarified or included a negative message, those who knew how could unveil Moscow's realpolitik intrigue by reading between the lines.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #52


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0063 Patty Zimmerman Reads Variety - Master

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Patty Zimmerman Reads Variety: Hooray for Hollywood?

Patty Zimmerman gives a critical reading of Variety magazine.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #53


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0064 Pearl Bowser On Blacks in Film - Master

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Pearl Bowser Looks at Early Black Cinema: The Legacy of Oscar Micheaux

Pearl Bowser is the director of Chamba Educational Film Services, an archive of films, stills, and other memorabilia.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #54


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0065 Pearl Bowser On Blacks in Film - Incomplete Master

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Pearl Bowser Looks at Early Black Cinema: The Legacy of Oscar Micheaux

Pearl Bowser is the director of Chamba Educational Film Services, an archive of films, stills, and other memorabilia.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #54


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0066 Renee Tajima Reads Asian Images - Master

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Renee Tajima Reads Asian Images in American Films: Charlie Chan Go Home

This video traces the images of Asian women in Hollywood productions from Geisha Girls to Dragon Ladies. Renee Tajima argues that film and television help to promote the myth of Asian women as passive, thoughtless beings available for sexual consumption or as obedient servants.

1984 TRT: minute #55


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0067 Patrick Esmond White Looks at TV Coverage of Mass Demonstrations - Master

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Patrick Esmond-White on TV Demonstrations, 57 Mass Movements and the Media

Patrick Esmond-White examines how the media's manipulation has deflated the power and influence of mass demonstrations. Filmed in Washington DC in front of the Lincoln Memorial, in the same spot that hosted one of most influential and inspiring mass demonstrations for peace and civil rights in 1963, Esmond-White compares the march of 1963 to marches of the present. He believes that the power of the demonstration as a political and social weapon has been defused through police regulation and media's portrayal the events; journalist frame demonstrations in a way that simplifies or leaves out the issues they're based on and portray demonstrators as unmotivated or unfocused. With the issues unspoken and the participants pacified, this media domestication creates an inaccurate and un-empowered viewpoint of American history and activism.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #57


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0068 Patrick Esmond White On TV Coverage of Mass Demonstrations - Master

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Patrick Esmond-White on TV Demonstrations, 57 Mass Movements and the Media

Patrick Esmond-White examines how the media's manipulation has deflated the power and influence of mass demonstrations. Filmed in Washington DC in front of the Lincoln Memorial, in the same spot that hosted one of most influential and inspiring mass demonstrations for peace and civil rights in 1963, Esmond-White compares the march of 1963 to marches of the present. He believes that the power of the demonstration as a political and social weapon has been defused through police regulation and media's portrayal the events; journalist frame demonstrations in a way that simplifies or leaves out the issues they're based on and portray demonstrators as unmotivated or unfocused. With the issues unspoken and the participants pacified, this media domestication creates an inaccurate and un-empowered viewpoint of American history and activism.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #57


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0069 Eva Cockroft Reads Art Forum - Master

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Eva Cockcroft Reads Art Forum: Art and Language and Money

Eva Cockcroft looks through the pages of Art Forum and critiques the language used and its ability to communicate the ongoings of the art world with the masses.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #58


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0070 Nolan Bowie Reads About Privacy

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Nolan Bowie on High Tech Snooping: The Government Shares the Deadbeat Dad List

Nolan Bowie teaches communications at Temple University in Philadelphia.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #59


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0071 Eric Mankin Reads The L.A. Times - Master Edit

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Eric Mankin Reads The LA Times, Paper Tiger West Pumps Iron at Gold's Gym

Eric Mankin is a freelance journalist in Los Angeles.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #60


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0072 Varda Burstyn Reads Playboy - Master

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Varda Burstyn Reads Playboy: Doing the Bunny Hop the All-American Way

Varda Burstyn hosts a Canadian radio program called "Public Sex" and is the author of the book "Women Against Censorship."

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #61


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0073 Jack Spence & Judy Butler Read La Prensa - Master

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Judy Butler and Jack Spence Read Nicaragua's "La Prensa"

Judy Butler, former editor of NACLA, has lived in Nicaragua since 1984. Jack Spence teaches at the University of Massachusetts.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #63


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0074 The Making of Far From Poland - Master

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The Making of Far From Poland with Mark Magill and Jill Godmillow

Mark Magill discusses the making of Jill Godmillow's 1984 documentary about Poland's Solidarity movement, Far From Poland, with the documentarian herself.

1984 TRT: 28 minutes #64


1984
Box: 57 Media : ID: 276.0075 The Day After - Nancy Peckenham on the Nicaraguan Elections

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Nancy Peckenham Reads The U.S. Press on Nicaragua: The Credibility of Cratologists

Nancy Peckenham shows the ways the American press was biased during the 1984 Nicaraguan general election.She explains that the U.S. Newspapers and Reagan administration often gave contradictory and inaccurate information regarding the U.S. backing the opposition's freedom to run in the election and generally dismissed the Sandinista government's democratic values. Footage from Nicaragua's state TV shows otherwise, as each of the oppositional parties had it's electoral campaign broadcast on Sandinista Television.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #65


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0076 Kathleen Hulser Reads Subway Ads - Master

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F U CN RD THIS SBWY AD: Kathleen Hulser Takes the A Train

Kathleen Hulser gives a critical reading of subway ads.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #67


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0077 Kathleen Hulser Reads Subway Ads - Dubmaster

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F U CN RD THIS SBWY AD: Kathleen Hulser Takes the A Train

Kathleen Hulser gives a critical reading of subway ads.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #67


1985
Box: 121 Media : ID: 276.0078 Survey of Radical Periodicals with John Demeter & Tess Ewing - Master

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John Demeter and Tess Ewing Read Radical Periodicals: From "Against the Current" to "Yellow Silk"

John Demeter and Tess Ewing give a critical analysis of the radical press.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #69

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Currently unavailable due to preservation concerns.

1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0079 Marc Crispin Miller Reads Cigarette Ads - Master

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Marc Crispin Miller Reads Cigarette Ads: Lots More Ifs, Ands & Butts!

Mark Crispin Miller analyzes the tobacco industry and its advertising by taking a close look at the most heavily advertised product in the USA. Beginning with the cigarette as phallus, he looks at the flagrant early association of the cigarette smoking with eroticism. He then moves on to the more contemporary use of pseudo feminism to sell cigarettes to women in the 80's and the sadomasochistic imagery promoting smoking in the Black community. Miller gives a media analysis that provides a step-by-step break down the psychological intentions used to sell tobacco.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #70


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0080 Marc Crispin Miller Reads Cigarette Ads - Master

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Marc Crispin Miller Reads Cigarette Ads: Lots More Ifs, Ands & Butts!

Mark Crispin Miller analyzes the tobacco industry and its advertising by taking a close look at the most heavily advertised product in the USA. Beginning with the cigarette as phallus, he looks at the flagrant early association of the cigarette smoking with eroticism. He then moves on to the more contemporary use of pseudo feminism to sell cigarettes to women in the 80's and the sadomasochistic imagery promoting smoking in the Black community. Miller gives a media analysis that provides a step-by-step break down the psychological intentions used to sell tobacco.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #70


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0081 Jean Franco Reads Mexican Fotonovels

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Jean Franco Reads Mexican Novelas: Adios Machismo! Hola Maquilladora

Jean Franco gives a critical reading of Mexican novelas.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #71


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0082 Herb Schiller Reads The N.Y. Times #7 - Master

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Herb Schiller Reads: The New York Times: Information and the Crisis Economy

Herb Schiller dissects the New York Times in an analysis of its cultural, political, and economical hegemony in setting the agenda that shapes the news and culture industry.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #73


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0083 Herb Schiller #7 - Master #2

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Herb Schiller Reads: The New York Times: Information and the Crisis Economy

Herb Schiller dissects the New York Times in an analysis of its cultural, political, and economical hegemony in setting the agenda that shapes the news and culture industry.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #73


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0084 Processed World Reads Processed World - Master

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"Processed World" Reads "Processed World"

A San Francisco collective takes to the streets to fight "VDT" disease.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #75


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0085 Ben Bagdikian Loooks At Bay Area Dailies - Master

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Ben H. Bagdikian Reads Bay Area Dailies: The Strange World of San Francisco Print

Ben Bagdikian analyzes why the Bay area's leading newspapers are successful despite the poor quality of journalism. Bagdikian follows the history of the San Francisco Chronicle and it's main competitor, the San Francisco Examiner, and how their eventual partnership has negatively impacted the nature of journalism in the Bay Area. He strikes against the myths and fallacies perpetuated by newspaper publishers that chain-run papers and media monopolies actually improve the quality of journalism. Media mergers often compromise quality by trying to make the most money as possible; instead, Bagdikian shows how lack of competition and diversity brought about by media mergers are harmful to journalistic integrity. The Including on-the-street interviews.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #76


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0086 British Miners Special - The Lie Machine - Straight Speaking - Master

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The Lie Machine: British Mineworkers Take on the Media

"The Lie Machine: Media and the Miners" Strike focuses on the British media's portrayal of the miners' strike and the battle between supporting workers rights and fueling the capitalist economy. This tape serves as a tool for strikers to explain the real reasons for the strike and to represent the issues from the union's point of view, unmanipulated or degraded by higher powers."Straight Speaking: The Facts About The Miners Strike" exposes the lies told by Ian MacGregor of the National Coal Board in 1983 and '84 press statements about the miners strike, which were perpetuated and reinforced by the media. This false information demoralized the union and miners and led them to believe that the strike was collapsing. Both parts include footage of rallies and conventions, speeches made by Unions organizers Arthur Scargill and Jack Taylor, and interviews with miners' and their families. Produced during the 1985 British Miners' strikes by N.U.M. and several British media collectives.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #78


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0087 New World Information Order with Claude Robinson & Doudou Dienne - Master

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Doudou Dienne & Claude Robinson Read the MacBride Report and the New World Information Order

Claude Robinson and Doudou Dienne talk about the Macbride Report, a 1980 UNESCO publication whose aim was to analyze communication problems relating to mass media and news. They also explain Inter Press Agency's goals and objectives, that a truly global cultural exchange of media and cultural starts taking place, and that people in the US can access third world cultural products with the same ease that these access american culture.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #80


1985
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0088 A Paper Tiger TV Special - Richard Serra - Master

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The Trial of Tilted Arc

This video documents some of the testimony given in the Trial of Titled Arc. Four years after the commission and installation of Richard Serra's sculpture, Tilted Arc, a public hearing was held to consider the removal of the sculpture from its site in Federal Plaza in New York City. Richard Serra and other artists, politicians, and community members spoke in defense of Tilted Arc, public art, and the role of the government and the people shaping the public's visual environment. Featuring Judge Re - US Court of International Trade Richard Serra.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #81


1986
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0089 A Paper Tiger TV Special with Richard Serra On Art, Government & Media - Studio Master

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The Trial of Tilted Arc

This video documents some of the testimony given in the Trial of Titled Arc. Four years after the commission and installation of Richard Serra's sculpture, Tilted Arc, a public hearing was held to consider the removal of the sculpture from its site in Federal Plaza in New York City. Richard Serra and other artists, politicians, and community members spoke in defense of Tilted Arc, public art, and the role of the government and the people shaping the public's visual environment. Featuring Judge Re - US Court of International Trade Richard Serra.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #81


1986
Box: 58 Media : ID: 276.0090 Peter Wollen On The US Press

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Peter Wollen Reads the U.S. Press: "People Magazine" and "Scientific American" in the Same Breath

Peter Wollen gives a critical analysis of "People" and "Scientific American."

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #82


1986
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0091 Vanity Fair - First Master

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Ellin Stein Reads "Vanity Fair": How the Other Half Lives

Ellin Stien gives a critical reading of "Vanity Fair."

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #84


June 19, 1985
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0092 Elayne Rapping Reads Soaps - Master

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Elayne Rapping on Soap Operas

Elayne Rapping analyzes the most popular and profitable mainstream television product, the daytime soap opera.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #85


1985
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0093 Nancy DeLanoe Reads Le Monde - Master

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Nelcya Delanoe Reads "Le Monde:" French Press Slides Right

French Analyst Nelcya Delanoe gives an overview of newspapers in France and how they reflect changes in the political climate over the last 20 years. Her discussion centers on Le Monde, the major French newspaper of the Parisian Left. By using examples of the paper's presentation of Ronald Reagan's foreign policy and the contradictions between the opinions of the articles and cartoons, Delanoe illustrates how the paper has lost its edge by becoming moderate and ambiguous. Delanoe theorizes that Le Monde can be seen as a representation of factions in the post-1968 Left who have accepted positions in the government and diluted their political stances in order to accommodate these roles. This trend had also created a crisis in readership and funding for Le Monde, which, at the time, was narrowly escaping bankruptcy every few months.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #86


1985
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0094 Molly Kovel Reads Kiddy Books - Master

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Molly Kovel Reads Kiddy Books: That Old German Classic; Der Struwwelpeter

Molly is a primary school student.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #90


1986
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0095 Rereading The Dragon - Master

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Rereading "The Year of the Dragon": Under Fire

Paper Tiger members Renee Tajima, Amy Chen, and Emily Woo Yamasaki take a look at the pervasive racism and misogyny depicted in Michael Cimino's 1985 sensationalist thriller, Year of the Dragon. Through a rereading and reenactment of Cimino's script, Tajima, Chen and Yamasaki expose the dangerous and immobilizing fictions the films presents about Chinatown. As this collective points out, the troubling depictions put forth in Year of the Dragon broach a range of important topics from Hollywood's misrepresentation of minority communities and reliance on ethnic stereotypes to the routine abuse and subjugation of women in mainstream film. Tajima's live presentation is paired with footage of community protests calling for the nationwide boycott of the Year of the Dragon.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #92


1985
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0096 Year of the Dragon - Second Master

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Rereading "The Year of the Dragon": Under Fire

Paper Tiger members Renee Tajima, Amy Chen, and Emily Woo Yamasaki take a look at the pervasive racism and misogyny depicted in Michael Cimino's 1985 sensationalist thriller, Year of the Dragon. Through a rereading and reenactment of Cimino's script, Tajima, Chen and Yamasaki expose the dangerous and immobilizing fictions the films presents about Chinatown. As this collective points out, the troubling depictions put forth in Year of the Dragon broach a range of important topics from Hollywood's misrepresentation of minority communities and reliance on ethnic stereotypes to the routine abuse and subjugation of women in mainstream film. Tajima's live presentation is paired with footage of community protests calling for the nationwide boycott of the Year of the Dragon.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #92


August 21, 1985
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0097 Euro-American Soap Opera with Leaonard Henny - Master

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Dutch Soaps: "Dallas" at Herenstraat 10

Analysis of Dutch soap operas that were made by Leonard Henny and the Center for International Media Research in Holland.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #93


1986
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0098 Puledi Shoba Reads The Johannesburg Star - Master

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Puledi Shoba Reads The Johannesburg Star: Press Under Apartheid

Puledi Shoba gives a critical reading of the South African newspaper "The Johannesberg Star."

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #94


1985
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0099 Brian Winston Reads TV Sitcoms "Stereotypes & Lotsa Laffs" - Master

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Brian Winston Looks At Black Sitcoms: "Stereotypes and Lotsa Laffs"

Brian Winston analyzes the issue of reality versus representation in Black sitcoms through watching clips from Different Strokes, Hill Street Blues, Benson, 227, and The Cosby Show. Winston examines the effort made to represent race relations realistically; yet, questions the value of realism in television and the expectation that media can help solve complex social issues. He argues that truthful representation is not enough to solve social problems. The liberal hope of being progressive by showing negative depictions of blacks and racist whites may perpetuate more stereotypes than break harmful boundaries. Winston emphasizes that understanding the television production process is crucial for a critical understanding of how television creates meaning. He also investigates the racial workings of Black television.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #97


December 11, 1985
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0100 Brian Winston Reads Black Sitcoms " Stereotypes & Lotsa Laffs" - Master #2

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Brian Winston Looks At Black Sitcoms: "Stereotypes and Lotsa Laffs"

Brian Winston analyzes the issue of reality versus representation in Black sitcoms through watching clips from Different Strokes, Hill Street Blues, Benson, 227, and The Cosby Show. Winston examines the effort made to represent race relations realistically; yet, questions the value of realism in television and the expectation that media can help solve complex social issues. He argues that truthful representation is not enough to solve social problems. The liberal hope of being progressive by showing negative depictions of blacks and racist whites may perpetuate more stereotypes than break harmful boundaries. Winston emphasizes that understanding the television production process is crucial for a critical understanding of how television creates meaning. He also investigates the racial workings of Black television.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #97


December 11, 1985
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0101 Archie Singham On US Press & U.N. - Master

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Archie Singham on the U.S. Press: How the U.N. Is Trivialized

Archie Singham analyzes U.S. press coverage of the United Nations.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #98


1986
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0102 International Working Women's Day - ACTWV Master

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Paper Tiger Celebrates 100 Shows! (Live, of course)

This video looks back over the first five years with clips from the early shows' combination of media art, activism and analysis that were first broadcasted. Includes clips from Natalie Didn't Drown: Joan Braderman Reads The National Enquirer(Tape# 12), Brian Winston Reads the TV News: Live and on Tape(Tape# 22), Patty Zimmerman Reads Variety: Hooray for Hollywood?(Tape# 53), Harry Magdoff Reads: Business Week(Tape# 28), Martha Rosler Reads Vogue: Wishing, Dreaming, Winning, Spending(Tape# 25), Serafina Bathrick Reads Working Woman: Women in Grey Flannel Stifle Their Rage(Tape# 24) , Archie Singham Reads Foreign Policy: A Look at the Old Boys' Network(Tape# 30), Herb Schiller on the Selling of the New Technologies(Tape# 50), Renee Tajima Reads Asian Images in American Films: Charlie Chan Go Home(Tape# 55), Bob Edelman Reads: Sovietski Sport(Tape# 51), Jim Rix Reads: Organic Gardening(Tape# 49), Flo Kennedy Reads U.S. Press On South Africa: The Hair in the Milk(Tape# 72).

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #100


1986
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0103 Joel Kovel Does El Tayacan

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Joel Kovel Reads "El Tayacan": The Newspaper of the Popular Church in Nicaragua

Joel Kovel reads the newspaper of the Popular Church in Nicaragua.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #101


October 9, 1986
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0104 Betsy Newman and Tom Murrin Read The Weekly World News - Master

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Betsy Newman and Tom Murrin Read: "The Weekly World News"

Betsy Newman and Tom Murrin give a joint critical reading of "The Weekly World News."

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #102


1986
Box: 59 Media : ID: 276.0105 Weekly World News - Master

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Betsy Newman and Tom Murrin Read: "The Weekly World News"

Betsy Newman and Tom Murrin give a joint critical reading of "The Weekly World News."

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #102


February 19, 1986
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0106 Weekly World News - Master

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Betsy Newman and Tom Murrin Read: "The Weekly World News"

Betsy Newman and Tom Murrin give a joint critical reading of "The Weekly World News."

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #102


February 19, 1986
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0107 Leonard Rifas Reads War Comics - Master

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Leonard Rifas Reads War Comics

Leonard Rifas attempts to break the wall between reality and fantasy through a critical reading of his favorite war comic books, including Kent Blake of the Secret Service, Tales of the Green Beret, and Sgt. Rock. He also looks at the realism in these comics, revealing that in truth, this realism is based not against reality against other comic books. Rifas also examines the enemies in comic books, showing that despite 40 years having passed since World War II, the significant majority of war comics still dealt with fights against Nazi Germany. He further explored the connections of these comics to several actual wars, including those in Afghanistan, Vietnam and Korea. An infomercial for hypnotism also finds its place in this program, echoing the ads for hypnotism kits often found on the pages of war comics.


1986
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0108 Leonard Rifas Reads War Comics - Edit Master

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Leonard Rifas Reads War Comics

Leonard Rifas attempts to break the wall between reality and fantasy through a critical reading of his favorite war comic books, including Kent Blake of the Secret Service, Tales of the Green Beret, and Sgt. Rock. He also looks at the realism in these comics, revealing that in truth, this realism is based not against reality against other comic books. Rifas also examines the enemies in comic books, showing that despite 40 years having passed since World War II, the significant majority of war comics still dealt with fights against Nazi Germany. He further explored the connections of these comics to several actual wars, including those in Afghanistan, Vietnam and Korea. An infomercial for hypnotism also finds its place in this program, echoing the ads for hypnotism kits often found on the pages of war comics.


1986
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0109 Joan Does Dynasty - Master

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Joan Does Dynasty

Joan Braderman takes on power and desire in the TV's series "Joan Does Dynasty", a deconstruction in feminist media of the ordinary working person's life. Superimposing herself over portions of "Dynasty" and into the bedrooms, office suites and maids' quarters of the super rich, Braderman asks, "Why do 100 million people in 78 countries welcome this department store of dressed-to-kill aliens into their homes every week?" along with a succinct critical analysis of the disturbing cultural assumptions inherent in the narrative. Co-Director Manual Delanda. Screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC (2008)

1985 TRT: 32 minutes #105


1985
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0110 "Portrait Of A Terrorist" Ellen Ray & Bill Schaap - Edited Master

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Vernon Walters: Portrait of a Terrorist

Ellen Ray and Bill Schaap from "Covert Action Information Bulletin" scrutinize Libya, media disinformation, and U.S. state terrorism.

1985 TRT: 28 minutes #107


December 29, 1986
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0111 Paper Tiger TV Scans The (Inter) National Audio-Video Festival - Master

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Paper Tiger Scans The (Inter)National Audio Visual Fe$tival

PTTV's look at the American Film Institute's National Video Festival.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #111


1986
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0112 Louis Freedberg Looks At South African Media - Dub Master

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Louis Freedberg Looks At South African Media: After the Media Blackout

Louis Freedberg, a white South African and editor for Pacific News Service, gives his take on the South African media.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #112


1986
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0113 Louis Freedberg Looks At south African Media - Master Edit - Mixed Audio

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Louis Freedberg Looks At South African Media: After the Media Blackout

Louis Freedberg, a white South African and editor for Pacific News Service, gives his take on the South African media.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #112


1986
Box: 121 Media : ID: 276.0114 Jill Macoska Reads Popular Science Mags - Live Master

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Jill Macoska Dissects Popular Science Magazines and Beyond: 'Omni," "Discover" and Other Specimens

Jill Macoska on popular science.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #113


April 15, 1987
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0115 Jill Macoska Reads Popular Science Mags - Master

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Jill Macoska Dissects Popular Science Magazines and Beyond: 'Omni," "Discover" and Other Specimens

Jill Macoska on popular science.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #113


1987
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0116 Lockport TV and Our Self Image - Master

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TV and Our Self Image: The Underseen Overweight

Lockport, NY cultural critics take on the taboo topic of body weight.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #115


1987
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0117 Jose Fina de Zayas and Isabel Larguia On Cuban Press

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Josefina de Zayas and Isabel Larguia Read the Cuban Press

This episode includes footage of the opening ceremony of Cuba's international Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños, which explains its focus on third world cinema. Josefina de Zayas and Isabel Larguia give us an inside look at Cuban's state run press. They review magazines such as "Bohemia", which is dedicated to research pieces on politics and economy, "Revolución y Cultura", which focuses on cultural life, and "Mujeres" concerns itself with women issues including a socialist woman's fashion section.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #116


1986
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0118 Media in Cuba - Master

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Josefina de Zayas and Isabel Larguia Read the Cuban Press

This episode includes footage of the opening ceremony of Cuba's international Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños, which explains its focus on third world cinema. Josefina de Zayas and Isabel Larguia give us an inside look at Cuban's state run press. They review magazines such as "Bohemia", which is dedicated to research pieces on politics and economy, "Revolución y Cultura", which focuses on cultural life, and "Mujeres" concerns itself with women issues including a socialist woman's fashion section.

1986 TRT: 28 minutes #116


1986
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0119 Joel Kovel Shrinking of Amerika

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Joel Kovel on the Shrinking of AMERIKA: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Anti-Communism

Joel Kovel deconstructs American anti-communism through a therapist's lens.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #117


1987
Box: 60 Media : ID: 276.0120 "W"... Y?

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"Y?" Marie Manhattan and Betsy Newman Read "W":The Power of Fashion and the Fashions of Power in the Industry's Most Elegant Rag

Maria Manhattan and Betsy Newman take on the politics of fashion by reading between the lines of the pages of the "W", a monthly American fashion magazine. Stark talks about the gold mining and animal rights legislation's juxtaposition of the breezy language used to push the "drugs" of jewelry and furs to socialite "addicts".

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #119


April 29, 1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0121 Keeping America Dis Informed - The World According to the U.S. Media - For CH4 in the U.K. - Master

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World? What World? Keeping America Disinformed: The World According to U.S. Media

A sampling of Paper Tiger works on world politics and the mainstream media. Herb Schiller, referencing the New York Times, and Brian Winston on TV news, present and overview of media analysis through the coverage of issues such as terrorism and the New World Information Order.

1987 TRT: 15 minutes #120


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0122 Philadelphia - Master Edit

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Janice Durald Reads: "Philadelphia Magazine"

Janice Durald discusses city magazines and city problems.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #121


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0123 Not Top Gun - Sub-Master - Audio: 1 & 2 discreet

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NOT TOP GUN: Chip Lorde Looks at the Hollywood Version of the Air Force

Chip Lorde examines the movie Top Gun. According to Lorde, Top Gun is a "slick, fragmentary, superficial, shallow movie made for teenage boys," and he looks at how the world view of the film is adolescent, "constantly jerking itself off, like a teenage boy." Lorde gives a critical analysis of not only the film, but also its publicity materials and advertising strategies. He discusses the real-life weaponry in which the film finds its basis, the background for the production of the film, and the effect of all this on Navy recruitment. Lorde puts forward an in-depth analysis of the cultural symptoms, representations, and effects of the film. The hyper-adolescence of the film is contrasted in the final scenes of this program as Lorde, while constructing a model of the jet, explains the details of the F-14 Tomcat to a young boy. In closing, Lorde points out the contrast between the F-14 with a cultural standing in the 1960s and the film itself, the corporate-propagandistic nature of which places it firmly in the culture of the 90s. Veteran video guerilla Chip Lorde looks at the Hollywood version of the Air Force.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #122


June 1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0124 Dennis O'Neill Reads Rock n'Roll Fanzines - Master 1

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Dennis O'Neil reads Fanzines and The Rock 'n Roll Press

According to Dennis O'Neil, rock and roll music—unlike other forms of popular entertainment—is an inherently tripolar phenomenon. Since its inception, it has existed as a three-sided movement that depends on record labels, the musicians themselves, while actively relying on the input of its audience—it is "an art form coming from us." The corporate Rock and Roll Press, which includes magazines like Rolling Stone, Spin and Rip, covers only a small percentage of rock and roll bands and is mainly concerned with making a profit! Based on the punk rock DIY ethos and emphasis on independent thought, fanzines allow the everyday music listener to write about music he or she wants to cover. Featuring interviews with fanzine authors: Steve Blush, author of "Seconds", Jim Testa, author of "Jersey Beat" and Jack Rabbit, author of "The Big Takeover." The show also features multiple studio performances by Chronic Citizens and Steppin' Razor.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #123


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0125 Dan Hallin Watches The CBS Evening News - Master

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Dan Hallin Watches CBS News: Spackling the Cracks in the Tube

Dan Hallin critiques CBS News coverage of Contragate.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #124


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0126 David Avalos Reads S.D. Union - Master - mix

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David Avalos Reads "The San Diego Union": Border Crossing in the News

David Avalos gives a critical reading of the San Diego Union newspaper.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #125


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0127 Judith Williamson Consumes Passionately In Southern California

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Sock Ads: Judith Williamson Consumes Passionately in Southern California

Judith Williamson examines consumer culture in America from the multiplication of products and their functions to capitalism's colonization of the body.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #127


1988
Box: 121 Media : ID: 276.0128 Judith Williamson Consumes Passionately In Southern California - Dubmaster

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Sock Ads: Judith Williamson Consumes Passionately in Southern California

Judith Williamson examines consumer culture in America, from the multiplication of products and their functions to capitalism's colonization of the body.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #127


1988
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0129 Getting Away With Murder: Northern Ireland and the U.S. Media - Sudio Master

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Getting Away With Murder: Northern Ireland and the U.S. Media

Sany Boyer and Gina Tlamsa explain why we didn't know what was happening in Northern Ireland by examining the media censorship that took place in the United Kingdom and the United States during the Northern Irish conflict of the 1980s. Boyer examines the British government's hand in censoring and misrepresenting the conflict in the mainstream media. Journalists covering the conflict were in London reading press releases instead of doing their own investigation as TV Cameras and journalist were barred from Ireland were also pressured by the British government which kept journalist in the United States from reporting on the issues.Tlamsa takes over for the second half of the show to share her personal experience of when her program at WKCR was pushed off the air after covering the Irish conflict. The show ends with a battle cry demanding "to hear all stories in the media whether or not it is complimentary of the government!" Includes traditional Irish music performed by Tlamsa herself and the Ballad of Joe Doherty, a song about the Irish political prisoner held in the United States under the influence of British government. written by Eric Levine and Chris Henry.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #128


1988
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0130 Shelia Row Botham Reads The Star - Edit Master

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Sheila Rowbotham Reads: "The Star"

Sheila Rowboatham peeks into the royal families closet in her analysis of British news tabloid, "The Star." With "Homicide" star, Melissa Leo playing a secretary.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #130


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0131 Herb Schiller On Wall Street: Schiller Smashes The Crash

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Herb Schiller Smashes the Crash

Herb Schiller talks about the boons of 1980's America in which he identifies Reganomics and high technology as the primary contributors to the Stock Market crash of 1987.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #134


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0132 Modern Bride - Edit Master

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Darryl Leo Reads "Modern Bride": Get Me to the Bank on Time

Darryl Leo gives a critical reading of "Modern Bride" magazine.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #135


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0133 Oliver's Army: What Wasn't heard In The Hearings with Eric Mendelsohn - Master

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Oliver's Army With Eric Mendelson: What Wasn't in the Hearings

Eric Mendelson uncovers what wasn't in the Iran-Contra hearings.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #136


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0134 Anilmals in Mass Media: Images of A Schizophrenic Society - Master

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Animals in Mass Media: Images of a Schizophrenic Society

John Sanbonmatsu forges the link between the stereotyping of animals in the mass media and the commodification, exploitation, categorization, and regulation of animals by powerful interests in today's society. Says Sanbonmatsu: "Animals are a diorama we construct for ourselves."

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #137


1987
Box: 61 Media : ID: 276.0135 P.W.A.C. Talks Back! - New Edited Master

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PWAC Talks Back

Max Navarre talks about the People With AIDS Coalition's publications.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #138


1987
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0136 William Kunstler Reads The Constitution - Master

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William Kunstler Reads The U.S. Constitution

William Kunstler looks at the people who signed the Constitution and asks who was left out: Blacks, Indians, Women and Poor people. He also looks at the erosion of the principles stated in the Bill of Rights, such as freedom of press, of due process of law, and right to legal counsel. The show closes with a performance of legendary New York punk band A.P.P.L.E. based on Kunstler's sonnets about the erosion of rights and liberties.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #140

1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0137 Vinnie Mosco Goes Home Shopping - Master

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Vinnie Mosco Goes Home Shopping

Vinnie Mosco takes on the Home Shopping Network. In recreating the products and sales techniques of the Home Shopping Channel, Mosco shows how this absurd cultural phenomenon is rapidly becoming a way of life for millions of Americans; however, the cheap merchandise and comfortable experience that home shopping provides is leading to the reduction and marginalization of the American work force. Mosco finally reveals the impending danger behind America's obsession with HSN to be nothing less than the onset of corporate slavery in which corporations are selling people to people.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #141


December 1987
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0138 Vinnie Mosco Goes Home Shopping - Master 2

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Vinnie Mosco Goes Home Shopping

Vinnie Mosco takes on the Home Shopping Network. In recreating the products and sales techniques of the Home Shopping Channel, Mosco shows how this absurd cultural phenomenon is rapidly becoming a way of life for millions of Americans; however, the cheap merchandise and comfortable experience that home shopping provides is leading to the reduction and marginalization of the American work force. Mosco finally reveals the impending danger behind America's obsession with HSN to be nothing less than the onset of corporate slavery in which corporations are selling people to people.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #141


1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0139 Fashions Of The Times - Lorenn Glenn Davitian - Master

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Fashions of The "Times": A Critical Review With Lauren-Glenn Davitian

Lauren Glenn-Davitian examines the photographs of New York Times Fashion supplement, asking "Who is this magazine for?" On every page of the magazine, Glenn-Davitian discovers representations of submissive and isolated women. The show ends with a critique of the mini-series "I'll Take Manhattan."

1987 TRT: 31 minutes #142


1987
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0140 Fighting Brothers: Black/White Unity In Popular American Culture with Jim Kavanagh - Edit Master

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Jim Kavanagh discusses Fighting Brothers: Black/White Unity in Popular American Culture

Kavanagh discusses race as it relates to popular culture.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #143


1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0141 The Pedogogy Of Telecommunications or Teaching TV - Master (unedited)

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The Pedagogy of Telecommunications: Teaching TV with Media Professors from around The Nation

Inspired by and produced during a conference hosted by the Center for Twentieth Century Studies at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, this collaboration between Paper Tiger and MATA (Milwaukee Access Television Association) includes presentations by numerous scholars including John Caughie, Hillary Radner, Annie Goldson and Dee Dee Haleck. Drawing on theory from such fields as literary studies, film studies, and political science this small group of media studies academics give short presentations on various aspects of this (then) new way of analyzing television, ranging from exploring the pleasure one draws from TV what it is to teach television studies, from the value of public access to the geographical "front of pedagogy" in television studies. The programs construction features experimental editing, several original songs about television, and excerpts from industry made instructional videos which documents the shift that was taking place (and which has continued to this day) from practice-based media studies to theory-based media studies. Produced at a workshop at the Center for Twentieth Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and MATA (Milwaukee Access Television Association).

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #144


1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0142 Michael Harrington Looks At Democracy - Master

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Michael Harrington Looks at Democracy: The Two Party System and the Future of the Democrats

Michael Harrington looks at the two-party system and the future of democracy.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #145


1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0143 Militarism In America After Platoon, Produced by Jang Cottis, Margaret Difani, Bob Kinney, John Walden - Audio: mono 2 channels

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Militarism in America After "Platoon"

Professor Rick Berg and San Diego activist Carol Jahnkow identify the unnoticed presence of militarism in American society. Berg examines the way in which the film Platoon (and others like it) have become the most widely accepted historical realities of the Vietnam War, so much so that they have almost completely displaced the actual event. Carol Jahnkow describes the massive military build up that has been taking place in the San Diego Harbor. This video provides a varied look at the way in which military culture and the production of war have become seemingly innocuous part of our daily lives.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #146


1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0144 Militarism In America After Platoon - Edit Master

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Militarism in America After "Platoon"

Professor Rick Berg and San Diego activist Carol Jahnkow identify the unnoticed presence of militarism in American society. Berg examines the way in which the film Platoon (and others like it) have become the most widely accepted historical realities of the Vietnam War, so much so that they have almost completely displaced the actual event. Carol Jahnkow describes the massive military build up that has been taking place in the San Diego Harbor. This video provides a varied look at the way in which military culture and the production of war have become seemingly innocuous part of our daily lives.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #146


1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0145 The Campaign Miniseries 1988 with Daniel Marcus - Edit Master

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Daniel Marcus Watches the Campaign Miniseries '88

Daniel Marcus draws parallels between how TV producers and Presidential campaign advisors use the same motifs and tactics to create a popular show. He argues that through the image-based TV medium that does not appeal to the rational mind, a campaign can create a presidential image by touting abstract qualities; but by using the techniques from the entertainment industry it is possible for producers to create presidential characters to which the audience can relate in a more direct way just as they do with sitcom and TV drama characters every night though the set in their living room. Marcus identifies the same plot and character qualities on the "Ronald Reagan Show", running for eight years at the time and quite popular, to the those already familiar to US audience of a sitcom dad with a little John Wayne thrown in for foreign policy. Often time the president is defined by his supporting cast- ie his cabinet, just as the Mary Tyler Moore character is defined in relation to others on the show. When critical issues such as the economy come into play, a president will be more successful if he can be equated with a traditional authority character who inspires confidence just as characters in a familiar TV drama.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #148


1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0146 Robbie Conal Plasters Manhattan - Edit Master

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Robbie Conal Plasters Manhattan: Street Art Attacks Soho

Street Art cuts loose in the streets of New York City.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #149


1987
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0147 Neil Lazarus, Catherine Saalfield, Kelly Anderson Read The Weekly Mail - Edit Master

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Kelly Anderson, Neil Lazarus and Catherine Saalfield Read "The Weekly Mail"

Analysis of an anti-apartheid South African newspaper with anti-censorship strategies and a non-racial social democratic vision.

1987 TRT: 28 minutes #150


1987
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0148 Born To Be Sold: Martha Rosler Reads The Strange Case of Baby S/M - Original Edit Master

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Born To Be Sold: Martha Rosler Reads the Strange Case of Baby S/M

Martha Rosler tackles the case of a surrogate mother, Mary Beth Whitehead, as represented by the main-stream media. This tape uncovers the class and gender bias of the media coverage and the courts. Extra inventive graphics and kooky dress-up illustrates Rosler's analysis of the court battle, waged within the tricky issue of contemporary reproductive control in America.

1988 TRT: 35 minutes #151


1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0149 Born To Be Sold: Martha Rosler Reads The Strange Case of Baby S/M - Public Access Master

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Born To Be Sold: Martha Rosler Reads the Strange Case of Baby S/M

Martha Rosler tackles the case of a surrogate mother, Mary Beth Whitehead, as represented by the main-stream media. This tape uncovers the class and gender bias of the media coverage and the courts. Extra inventive graphics and kooky dress-up illustrates Rosler's analysis of the court battle, waged within the tricky issue of contemporary reproductive control in America.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #151


1988
Box: 62 Media : ID: 276.0150 Simon Watney Speaks About Clause 29 & Homophobia In The U.K.

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Simon Watney Says No to Section 28

Simon Watney takes on the Iron Lady and The UK Press on homophobia and the AIDS pandemic.

1988 TRT: 28 minutes #153


1988
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0151 The Bicentennial Will Not Be Televised! - Master

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The Bicentennial Will Not Be Televised

This video serves as a critique of Australia's 200th year celebration, one that completely overlooked the history of imperialism and colonization of its native peoples. In 1988, the year of Australia's bicentennial, the mainstream media shepherded the nation into celebrating the anniversary of British settlement, a massive insult to the ancestors of the aboriginal people who lived there for thousands of years before colonization. Aborigines and activists examine the media's role in molding together the geographically isolated urban pockets of modern Australia's population. This creates a technologically supported collective consciousness or "Technonationalism" in which the country depends on the media to string together a national identity. The bicentennial television special "Australia Live", with the voice of imperialism narrating. The video highlights how Aboriginal media provides an alternative to the mainstream by promoting aboriginal music and artists. It also gives the aboriginal community a political voice to fight against institutionalized racism.

Speakers include Anna Munster, Noel Sanders and Jannette Nolan from Aboriginal Radio, Lorretta Fogarty and Chris Kirk Brigh an indigenous lawyer, linguist, and lecturer.

This PTTV video, in collaboration with the Aboriginal radio station Radio Redfern and the Sydney-based video collective TAPS won a Hometown Video Award.

1988 TRT: 55 minutes #154


1988
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0152 Page Dubois Reads Plato

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Page Du Bois Reads Plato

Page Du Bois interprets classic Plato.

1989 TRT: 28 minutes #157


1989
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0153 Greg Ulmer on Telerevisioning Literacy - Master

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Greg Ulmer on Telerevisioning Literacy

Greg Ulmer on literacy and learning.

1989 TRT: 28 minutes #160


1989
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0154 The Image at the End of the Tunnel: Vietnam Nostaligia Grips the U.S. Media - Edit Master - Audio channel 2

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The Images At the End of the Tunnel

Bill Eisman speak of how Vietnam nostalgia grips the U.S. media.

1989 TRT: 28 minutes #162


1989
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0155 Martin Lucas Watches "No" Video: The Chilean Plebiscite on TV - Edit Master

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Martin Lucas Watches "NO" Video: The Chilean Presidential Plebiscite on TV

Lucas covered the Chilean presidential plebiscite for European TV.

1989 TRT: 28 minutes #164


1989
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0156 Fighting The Fig Leaf - Master

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Fighting the Fundamentalist Fig Leaf

The Mapplethorpe/Serrano controversies sparked a pressing debate on censorship of the arts. Artist David Avalos, Washington Project for the Arts' Philip Brookman, critic Coco Fusco, poet Allen Ginsberg and painter Leon Golub discuss the issues at stake. What is the conservative agenda behind arts censorship and what can we do to combat it?

1989 TRT: 28 minutes #165


1989
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0157 Fighting the Fundmentalist Fig Leaf with Dave Avalos, Philip Brookman, Coco Fusco, Allen Ginsberg, Leon Gloub - Edit Master

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Fighting the Fundamentalist Fig Leaf

The Mapplethorpe/Serrano controversies sparked a pressing debate on censorship of the arts. Artist David Avalos, Washington Project for the Arts' Philip Brookman, critic Coco Fusco, poet Allen Ginsberg and painter Leon Golub discuss the issues at stake. What is the conservative agenda behind arts censorship and what can we do to combat it?

1989 TRT: 28 minutes #165


1989
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0158 Fighting the Fundmentalist Fig Leaf - short verion - Edit Master

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Fighting the Fundamentalist Fig Leaf

The Mapplethorpe/Serrano controversies sparked a pressing debate on censorship of the arts. Artist David Avalos, Washington Project for the Arts' Philip Brookman, critic Coco Fusco, poet Allen Ginsberg and painter Leon Golub discuss the issues at stake. What is the conservative agenda behind arts censorship and what can we do to combat it?

1989 TRT: 28 minutes #165


1989
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0159 Smurfs. Toys R U.S. Mark Dion

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Toys "R" Us: Mark Dion Explicates The Smurfonomics of Smurfs

Mark Dion explicates the smurfonomics of Smurfs.

1989 TRT: 28 minutes #169


1989
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0160 Torn Between Colors: Youth and the Media Through Our Eyes Video and History Project, Bronx Satellite High School

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Torn Between Colors: Youth and the Media

Produced with the Through Our Eyes Video History Project, Black and Latino high school students of the Schomburg Satellite Academy in the South Bronx look at the media portrayal of defendants in the Yusef Hawkins Bensonhurst murder and Central Park rape cases. What role does the use of language and image have in constructing public opinion around racially charged cases, and more importantly, how do these representations mirror a racist system which continually denies minorities access to equal justice? This video shows a demonstration of how youth are using media production to take control of their own images.

1990 TRT: 23 minutes #170


January 16, 1990
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0161 Zero Tolerance: J Tony Serra Cross-examines the "War on Drugs" - PTTV West

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Zero Tolerance: Tony Serra Cross-Examines Bush's War on Drugs

Tony Serra cross-examines President George Bush Senior's "War on Drugs".

1990 TRT: minute #171


1990
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0162 Armond White Analyzes Do The Write Thing: Critical Advocacy - Master

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Do the Write Thing

Film critic Armond White analyzes the film reviews of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing".

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #172


1990
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0163 International Working Women's Day 1990

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Celebrate Sisterhood! Seize the Day! Women Take to the Streets of NYC

This episode catalogues the major protests and speeches of the highly anticipated International Working Women's Day in NYC. It covers action all over the city, from marches for women's healthcare resources at NYU, to protests for reproductive rights in the South Bronx. Touching on women's struggles from South Africa to Nicaragua and crucial issues like women's labor rights and wages, HIV education, and military spending, the scope of this video spans far more than just the island of New York City; it crosses borders to unearth the larger and more insidious war against women that has been taking place all over the world.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #173


1990
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0164 Drawing the Line at Pittston

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Drawing the Line at Pittston

"Drawing the Line at Pittston" documents the 1989 coalminers' strike against the Pittston Mine Company in Virginia, West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. This strike proved to be a dramatic symbol for unions everywhere as supporters from around the world rallied behind the United Mine Workers. Although, this immense demonstration was one of the biggest US labor strikes in the last fifty years, it gained little to no coverage in the mainstream media. Through a series of interviews with strike workers, their families and local religious and community leaders, PTTV attempts to illuminate the gradual political awakening of a working-class community that was nearly swallowed up by the machinations of corporate greed.

1990 TRT: 1 hour #174


1990
Box: 63 Media : ID: 276.0165 Drawing the Line at Pittston - Master Edit

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Drawing the Line at Pittston

"Drawing the Line at Pittston" documents the 1989 coalminers' strike against the Pittston Mine Company in Virginia, West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. This strike proved to be a dramatic symbol for unions everywhere as supporters from around the world rallied behind the United Mine Workers. Although, this immense demonstration was one of the biggest US labor strikes in the last fifty years, it gained little to no coverage in the mainstream media. Through a series of interviews with strike workers, their families and local religious and community leaders, PTTV attempts to illuminate the gradual political awakening of a working-class community that was nearly swallowed up by the machinations of corporate greed.

1990 TRT: 1 hour #174


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0166 Batman - Edited Master

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Herb Schiller vs. the Bat Lords of the Global Village

Herb Schiller rereads Warner Brothers' Batman as an unsettling representation of the global media empires of the 1980's. Schiller's critique identifies the neurosis of a society, that places the hope for its salvation in the hands of the impossibly benevolent billionaire figure of Batman. Whether it is Bruce Wayne in the film or the corporate conglomerate Time Warner, behind the scenes, Schiller intones social change and civic justice are portrayed as ideas changed through the machinations of the superrich rather than by the actions and desires of the people.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #177


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0167 This is A Sex Advertisement: PTTV Reads the Catholic Bishops' PR Campaign

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This Is A Sex Ad

An exposé of the Catholic Church's anti-choice public relations campaign.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #180


May 23, 1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0168 Going for the Green: Bill Winberg Looks at the Corporate Markeing of Earth Day and Environmentalism

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Going For the Green

Journalist Bill Weinberg looks at the corporate marketing of Earth Day and the environment.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #181


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0169 U.S. Bans Abortion Title Ten Restrictions: A Policy That Kills

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US Bans Abortion? Title X Restrictions: A Policy that Kills

Questions about the effects of Title X, 'the gag rule', denying counseling on the legal right to an abortion. Produced in collaboration with WHAM.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #182


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0170 PTTV Special on Middle East with Coalition to Stop U.S. Intervention in Middle East

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PTTV Responds to the Middle East Situation

Paper Tiger Television visits a meeting of the Coalition to Stop US intervention in the Middle East. Lawyers, Vietnam Veterans, and community activists take the podium to voice their outrage over the approaching Gulf War or "War for Oil." Each speaker covers a wide range of important topics from US oil dependence and the development of alternative fuels, to war resistance and conscientious objection, to the growth in military spending and the erosion of social services and domestic funds. This tape looks into the earlier hypocrisies of US policy in Iraq.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #185


September 20, 1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0171 Kids Views on News: Carla Seal-Wanner and Children's Express Watch TV News - Edit Master

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Kids Views on News

With Carla Seal-Wanner and Children's Express of the children's news service.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #186


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0172 Kids Views on News: Carla Seal-Wanner and Children's Express Watch TV News - Dub Master

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Kids Views on News

With Carla Seal-Wanner and Children's Express of the children's news service.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #186


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0173 The Silence That Silences, Robert Kinney

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The Silence that Silences: Bob Kinney reads Rosilind Solomon

Independent producer Bob Kinney analyzes Rosilind Solomon's photographs of people with AIDS.

1990 TRT: 25 minutes #187


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0174 Robin Andersen Exposes the Real Deal: The CIA-Cocaine Connection - Saying NO to Drugs - Edit Master

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Robin Andersen Exposes the Real-Deal: CIA-Contra-Cocaine

Robin Andersen talks about the CIA- Contra-Cocaine Connection.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #188


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0175 Daily News: New York's Hometown Strike - Edit Master - split audio tracks

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New York's Hometown Strike

Labor, media, and the The Daily News strike.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #190


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0176 Panama - Edit Master

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Operation Unjust Cause

Robert Knight discusses the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #191


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0177 Ads! Ads! Ads! Mark Crispin Miller - Edit Master

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Ads! Ads! Ads!: Mark Crispin Miller Journeys Through the Expanding Geography of American Advertising

Mark Crispin Miller examines the advertising world before and after television. With the advent of TV, ads that were once in danger of being ironized by their socio-political surroundings become buffered from the contradictions of the outside world. What results, says Miller, is "an internal policing of the spectacle." He also discusses the effects of product placement within American films.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #192


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0178 T.V. Turn On, Public Access Show

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TV Turn On: Stepping Up to the Electronic Soapbox

PTTV takes a look into the public access world and answers its own crucial question, "why is public access TV so important?" During the renegotiation of the Manhattan cable TV contract, demonstrators and community supporters meet outside Time Warner to demand sufficient access to cable television equipment, facilities and administration in order to create a truly democratic media. Produced by Cathy Scott and Amy Melnick. Featuring Mary Ying Welsh, Mary Feaster, Simone Farkhondeh, Linda Iannacone, Joel Katz and Shu Lea Cheang.

1990 TRT: 28 minutes #193


1990
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0179 Operation Storm The Media - Master

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Operation Storm the Media

This show explores the relationship between corporate sponsorship and media censorship via coverage of the "Challenge the Media" demonstration in NYC in January 1991. PTTV and Renu Nahata from FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) comment on the media's packaging of the war. Winner of the 1991 Visions of the US video competition.

1991 TRT: 28 minutes #195


1991
Box: 64 Media : ID: 276.0180 The Middle East Crisis: Whose War is it Anyway? - Edit Master - Central Park East tape

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Whose War Is it Anyway?

Produced with students at the Central Park East High School.

1991 TRT: 28 minutes #198


1991
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0181 Access-Able / World? What World? Dub-Master / Edit Master - unmixed audio - Master

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Access-Able

Paper Tiger workshop on public access at NFLCP.

1991 TRT: 28 minutes #199 ----

World? What World? Keeping America Disinformed: The World According to U.S. Media

In a sampling of Paper Tiger works on world politics and the mainstream media, Herb Schiller, on the New York Times, and Brian Winston, on TV news, cover issues such as terrorism and the New World Information Order. This video presents an overview of media analysis and is used as a precursor to other more specific Paper Tiger programs.

1987 TRT: 15 minutes #120


1987 / 1991
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0182 Carlos Fernando Chamorro Reads Barricada - Master

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Carlos Fernando Chamorro Reads Barricada

Carlos Fernando Chamorro gives a critical reading of Barricada.

1991 TRT: 28 minutes #212


1991
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0183 Joel Kovel Reads Bill Moyers - New Edit - Master (with Mutiny Tag)

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The Devil & Mr. Moyers: Joel Kovel Tweaks the Halo of PBS

Joel Kovel looks at "The Public Mind," the Bill Moyers series about the U.S. media, society and deception. Kovel exposes Mr. Moyers as a journalistic angel whose wings have been fluffed by the likes of LBJ and Johnson & Johnson Co. This program exposes the problems in the Public (?) Broadcasting System.

1991 TRT: 28 minutes #213


October 23, 1991
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0184 Paper Tiger Reads Columbus Media - Master

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Paper Tiger Reads Columbus Media

Paper Tiger Reads Columbus Media is an analysis of the local media landscape of Columbus, Ohio. Produced by local residents using hand-made posters and graphics, the show exposes the downtown real estate purchases and pet projects of the Wolfe family, the owners of the Columbus Dispatch. Rob Huesca explains how these conflicts of interest result in a surplus of "puff pieces" in the newspaper promoting downtown business interests. The show also highlights the way Native American perspectives are relegated to the back pages of the newspaper, while Columbus Day celebrations that line the pockets of Columbus's downtown business owners are promoted with full-page spreads and color photographs. Finally, the show offers a tour of Columbus's alternative local press, including Columbus Alive, The Other Paper, Hoot, and WCBE, featuring discussions with independent media producers on the challenges and triumphs of standing up to the "big boys" of mainstream local media. Produced by PTTV with ACTV Channel 21 at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

1991 TRT: 28 minutes #214


1991
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0185 L.R. Beltran Tunes in Bolivian Miners' Radio - Edited Master - Audio channel 1 & 2

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Luis R. Beltran Tunes in to Bolivian Miners' Radio

Luis Beltran describes the creation and activities of the radical Bolivian miners¹ radio station poised in the Andes Mountains. For twenty years this radio station has been the voice of miners, peasants, and working people; Beltran cites this example as a model for people empowering themselves and fighting for their right to access communications resources. Produced in collaboration with Paper Tiger Columbus.

1991 TRT: 28 minutes #215


November 10, 1991
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0186 Collateral Damage Program - Master

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Collateral Damage

Paper Tiger, Noam Chomsky, and a large group of media analysts examine the meaning behind the methods of the mass media and entertainment industries during the first Gulf war. The Tigers deconstruct coverage of the conflict which illuminates the ways in which coverage of war by the media does not serve the public interest, but instead is led by economic and political interests. In an interview with the then President of ABC news, he declares, "I am a banker," and renders these interests all the more clear. With support from Lynn Joyrich, a professor at Brown University, the anchors argue that there is, in actuality, no unmediated communication. They assert that mass media attempts to hide this by instituting such strategies as direct address and the use of personal pronouns in attempts to create a sense of intimacy. The program also examines how the media willingly accepted a sort of censorship, valuing military experts over all other commentators, and frequently undermining the peace effort and anti-war rallies. The group goes on to look critically at how the Superbowl is constructed as a military event, how television commercials were re-conceptualized in alignment with the war effort, and how examples of unquestioned assumptions in network news (e.g. those of CNN, SADDAM=HITLER) exemplify Noam Chomsky's statement that "What we [the United States government] say goes" and give evidence of the still active imperialism of the West over the Middle East.

1991 TRT: 1 hour #216


1991
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0187 Anniversary Sampler 1981-1986

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Paper Tiger Television: A Retrospective, 1981-1986 (Part I)

In a sampling of ten years of television from Herb Schiller, Archie Singham, and Joan Braderman, this show features segments from Paper Tiger's ten-year history of media art, activism and critical, ruthless analyses of the information industry. Speakers ranging from Serafina Bathrick, Armond White, Terry Odendahl, Page DuBois, Renee Tajima, Martha Roster, and Bob Edelman question the many myths of mass media while empowering audiences worldwide. Captured in this retrospective show, the first ten years of Paper Tiger Television are used as examples of media activism and creative scrutiny of corporate print culture.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #217


1992
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0188 Retrospective 1987-1991

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Paper Tiger Television: A Retrospective, 1987-1992 (Part II)

In a sampling of ten years of television from Herb Schiller, Archie Singham, and Joan Braderman, this show features segments from Paper Tiger's ten-year history of media art, activism and critical, ruthless analyses of the information industry. Speakers ranging from Serafina Bathrick, Armond White, Terry Odendahl, Page DuBois, Renee Tajima, Martha Roster, and Bob Edelman question the many myths of mass media while empowering audiences worldwide. Captured in this retrospective show, the first ten years of Paper Tiger Television are used as examples of media activism and creative scrutiny of corporate print culture.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #218


1992
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0189 Lauren Shulman Watches Beverly Hills 90210 - Edit Master

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Lauren Shulman Watches Beverly Hills 90210

Lauren Schulman analyzes the popular 90's teen drama, Beverly Hills 90210. Schulman looks at the unreality that is present in a show that became intensely popular for its representation of the reality faced by young people growing up in the 90's. It focuses on exposing the stereotypes of the simplistic characters, the moralistic and over-simplified plot lines, and the impossibly beautiful actors and other quirks.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #219


1992
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0190 Lauren Shulman Watches Beverly Hills 90210 - Dub Master

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Lauren Shulman Watches Beverly Hills 90210

Lauren Schulman analyzes the popular 90's teen drama, Beverly Hills 90210. Schulman looks at the unreality that is present in a show that became intensely popular for its representation of the reality faced by young people growing up in the 90's. It focuses on exposing the stereotypes of the simplistic characters, the moralistic and over-simplified plot lines, and the impossibly beautiful actors and other quirks.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #219


1992
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0191 The Last Frontier: Nancy Hurley Explores Race Relations in Star Trek - Edit Master

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The Last Frontier: Nancy Hurley Explores Race Relations in Star Trek

Although Star Trek was praised for its innovative representation of racial dynamics, Nancy Hurley shows that the supposedly "utopian racial politics" of Star Trek were nothing more than an assimilationist vision of the future. In this PTTV episode, Hurley exposes the underlying racial imperatives of the classic sci-fi thriller. Hurley deconstructs the most foundational elements of the show, from Uhura and Sulu's acquisitions of whiteness to Spock's not so subtle occupation as the black character, to the suggestive and dangerous metaphor of the alien.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #221


1992
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0192 Is Democracy Goin Down the Tubes? Eric Barnow Looks at Television and Elections

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Erik Barnouw Looks at Television and the Elections: Is U.S. Democracy Going Down the Tubes?

Erik Barnouw traces the development of the election campaign through the early days of radio to today's big money TV campaigns. Addressing the roles of media companies, sponsors, government, and the candidates, this video presents an incisive overview of 20th century media and democracy. Barnouw deconstructs the outrageous election system in which the only viable candidates are those who can bring a big bundle of money to the campaign to buy air time on TV. In this system, presidential candidates test their political viability with ad agencies and pollsters rather through ideas and new programs; this is not the case in other countries where candidates are often given free time to speak through the media. To Barnouw, not only is our system undemocratic, but it is ultimately a legalized form of bribery in which the candidates are forced to spend millions of dollars buying media time; 30 minute speeches have been diminished to 30-second advertisements in which emotions take over in mini-dramas that shape our political agenda. Included is a discussion of the powerful influence of Political Action Committees or PACs that wield power through donations therefore heavily weighing in with the interests of business.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #222


1992
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0193 Operation Class War on the Lower East Side

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Tompkins Square Park: Operation Class War on the Lower East Side

This production pieces together the unofficial story behind the Riot of '88 and reveals the ugly side of forced gentrification in New York City. The production traces the transformation of Tompkins Square Park from being a tent city for homeless people and bastion of free expression for artists, bohemians, rebels and crazies, to becoming a central battleground in the fiercely contested class war over the Lower East Side, to a riot scene complete with burning trash cans and unwarranted police violence, to an empty, fenced-in wasteland, and finally, to the safe and sterile environment it is today. The production features interviews with people who made their home in Tompkins Square Park in the 80's and those that defended their right to do so, as well as guerilla footage from the riots, rallies, and protests that occurred in and around the park. It also includes analysis of the political and press environments that allowed the city government's seizure of the park.

1992 TRT: 1 hour #225


1992
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0194 Operation Class War on the Lower East Side - Excerpt Version for Broadcast

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Tompkins Square Park: Operation Class War on the Lower East Side

This production pieces together the unofficial story behind the Riot of '88 and reveals the ugly side of forced gentrification in New York City. The production traces the transformation of Tompkins Square Park from being a tent city for homeless people and bastion of free expression for artists, bohemians, rebels and crazies, to becoming a central battleground in the fiercely contested class war over the Lower East Side, to a riot scene complete with burning trash cans and unwarranted police violence, to an empty, fenced-in wasteland, and finally, to the safe and sterile environment it is today. The production features interviews with people who made their home in Tompkins Square Park in the 80's and those that defended their right to do so, as well as guerilla footage from the riots, rallies, and protests that occurred in and around the park. It also includes analysis of the political and press environments that allowed the city government's seizure of the park.

1992 TRT: 1 hour #225


1992
Box: 65 Media : ID: 276.0195 Unpacking Ted Koppel's Revolution in a Box: Revolution? What a Crock! - Edited Master

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Unpacking Ted Koppel's Revolution in a Box: Revolution? What a Crock!

Dan Rabbit critiques Ted Koppel's examination of the camcorder revolution; Unpacking presents some insights into mainstream journalism's views toward this revolutionary medium.

1990 TRT: 16 minutes #227


1990
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0196 Breathless - Master

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Breathless: A Toxic Newsflash

In 1992, New York City announced its plan to build seven garbage incinerators as a way to solve the city's growing waste problem. These toxic incinerators posed a great health threat to people and the environment. In addition, the decision to build the incinerators in only lower income, disenfranchised neighborhoods was seen as the newest form of institutional racism. This video examines the economic, social and political aspects of this issue, and makes a case for alternative plans to incineration, such as extensive recycling and composting. Produced by Cathy Scott and Susan Levine of PTTV.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #228


1992
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0197 Breathless - Master Edit - No Titles

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Breathless: A Toxic Newsflash

In 1992, New York City announced its plan to build seven garbage incinerators as a way to solve the city's growing waste problem. These toxic incinerators posed a great health threat to people and the environment. In addition, the decision to build the incinerators in only lower income, disenfranchised neighborhoods was seen as the newest form of institutional racism. This video examines the economic, social and political aspects of this issue, and makes a case for alternative plans to incineration, such as extensive recycling and composting. Produced by Cathy Scott and Susan Levine of PTTV.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #228


1992
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0198 Video Dialtone: Malling Our Free Speech - Fine cut part two - split tracks

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Video Dial Tone: Malling our Free Speech

Produced immediately after the FCC ruling on Video Dialtone, this video examines the possible effects of the telecommunications entry into the cable market.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #229


November 1, 1992
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0199 Video Dialtone: Malling Our Free Speech - mixed audio - dub master from Beta

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Video Dial Tone: Malling our Free Speech

Produced immediately after the FCC ruling on Video Dialtone, this video examines the possible effects of the telecommunications entry into the cable market.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #229


1992
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0200 Tetsuo Kogawa Cooks Up A Radio Transmiter - Master

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Tetsuo Kogawa Cooks Up an FM Transmitter

In this "cooking show," Prof. Tetsuo Kogawa gives us step-by-step instructions on how to create our very own transmitter radios out of transistor radios. Kogawa argues that the present media is too large, therefore smaller media must be created in order to diversify the airwaves. The FM band is a forum to which all people should have access to featuring interviews with other pirate radio founders, including Mbanna Kantanko, who broadcasts Zoom Black Magic Radio out of his Springfield, Illinois living room. This show tries to underline the simple, affordable, and environmentally friendly measures we can take to build our own "mini media" of pirate radio stations using community airwaves.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #230


1992
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0201 Low-Power Empowerment: Neighborhood Radio In Ireland And The U.S. - Master

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Low Power Empowerment: Neighborhood Radio in Ireland and the United States

This video focuses on the existence of two community radio stations and the people who make them work. Mbanna Kantako's Black Liberation Radio along with the housing projects in Springfeild, Illinois were underattack from the police and the FBI; however, the station continues to fight to exist as the voice of the people. In Galway, Ireland there is a very different station called Galway Pirate Women in which this group has programmed radio about the social and political life of, for, and by women in Ireland.

1992 TRT: 28 minutes #231


1992
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0202 Jean Claude Martineau on Images of Immigration: Haiti - Edit Master

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Jean Claude Martineau on Images of Immigration: Haiti

Jean Claude Martineau provides an antidote to Tom Brokaw and other "toxic mouthpieces" of exclusionism with historical, economic, and political whys and wherefores that help to untangle the thorny problem of Haitian emigration to the U.S. and its coverage by American media. Produced in collaboration with Sommerville Community Access Television.

1993 TRT: 28 minutes #232


1993
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0203 Somalia: Kill to Feed - Master

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Somalia: Kill to Feed

In Operation Restore Hope, the American government claimed to be sending in the marines with a humanitarian mission. Asha Samad, Ali Hussein of SAFRAD, and Clayton Ramey of the war Resisters League investigate if there is more to the story by asking the following questions: What colonial history, military buildup, and economic interests were behind a good-will invasion into this "scary Mad Max world," as dubbed by the U.S. media cheer-leaders? Was Somalia a "hungry but grateful nation"?

1993 TRT: 28 minutes #233


1993
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0204 East Timor: Turning a Blind Eye - Original

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East Timor: Turning a Blind Eye

East Timor is under attack by the Indonesian military and the atrocities there compare to Pol Pot's Cambodia. This tape examines why it is that we receive very little information about this conflict. East Timorese student activists and resistance leader Constantio Pinto, together with WBAI reporters Allan Nairn, Amy Goodman, and Charlie Scheiner, tell of the impact of the Indonesian invasion and the occupation of East Timor while analyzing U.S. policy and the role of the media in helping America to turn a blind eye on the war and bloodshed.

1993 TRT: 28 minutes #235


1993
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0205 Staking A Claim In Cyberspace - Master Edit

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Staking a Claim in Cyberspace: Information Policy for the People

Who is going to build and control the new Information Superhighway: the data, voice, and video communication tool of the future? Will 500+ television channels mean greater access for those people and ideas which are currently invisible? Produced for the Deep Dish Satellite Network, this video describes the converging technologies of computers, telephone, and interactive TV. Presented are the voices and ideas of media advocates and community organizers working to ensure that the Information Superhighway is accessible and functional for all people.

1993 TRT: 28 minutes #236


1993
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0206 Staking A Claim In Cyberspace - Master

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Staking a Claim in Cyberspace: Information Policy for the People

Who is going to build and control the new Information Superhighway: the data, voice, and video communication tool of the future? Will 500+ television channels mean greater access for those people and ideas which are currently invisible? Produced for the Deep Dish Satellite Network, this video describes the converging technologies of computers, telephone, and interactive TV. Presented are the voices and ideas of media advocates and community organizers working to ensure that the Information Superhighway is accessible and functional for all people.

1993 TRT: 28 minutes #236


1993
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0207 NAFTA: A 3-Way Tie For Last - Master - mix to mono

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NAFTA: A Three Way Tie for Last

This video presents the concerns of Canadian, American, and Mexican workers and Native American farmers and environmentalists, as they try to inform the American public aout this dangerous trade policy; the voices that you didn't hear during the so-called "debate" around the North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico which set the economic tone against workers and the environment.

1993 TRT: 28 minutes #238


1993
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0208 Call It What It Is: Paper Tiger TV-West Looks at Domestic Violence and the Media

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Call It What It Is: PTTV West Looks at Domestic Violence and the Media

Why isn't domestic violence considered to be a national issue? This tape challenges the viewer to examine the social forces which contribute to and perpetuate violence against women and children in the home. This video explores a number of ways the presentation of domestic violence in the media tends to isolate and obscure the seriousness of a social epidemic which causes more injury to women than auto-accidents, rapes, and muggings combined. Often presented as a women's issue, the tape points to the necessity that domestic violence be recognized as a men's issue as well and suggests preventative education as a means of ending this public health crisis. It includes interviews with Sue Martin of the Family Violence Prevention Fund and Jim Shattuck from Men Overcoming Violence, as well as excerpts from presentations by Dorothy Allison, Christine Cobaugh, Cheryl Brodie and Sapphire which were made at the "Feminism, Activism, and Art" conference which was held in San Francisco in November 1992.

1993 TRT: 28 minutes #240


1993
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0209 Sisterhood: Hyping the Female Market

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Sisterhood™: Hyping the Female Market

This video takes an analytical stab at the plethora of "pro-feminist" advertising that followed the emergence of the "new woman" and the increasing presence of women in the workforce during the 1990s. Conventional television genres are appropriated to show how the language and sentiments of feminism have been exploited by the advertising of an industry which cares little for the rights of its own female workers. Through critical examinations of Nike advertising, this show explores the corporate co-optation of feminism that creates a superficial form of " feminine" empowerment, offering female consumer's freedom of choice—that is, freedom to choose between a wide array of products. Those involved in this production believe that this marketable feminism is believed to not only undermines the accomplishments of the woman's movement but also diverts consumers' attention away from the social and economic injustices that affect women globally. This co-opting of feminist rhetoric is particularly egregious in the face of the threatened rights of female workers, as evidenced by Nike's very own questionable and hypocritical overseas' labor practices. Produced by Paper Tiger SouthWest.

1993 TRT: 25 minutes #241


1993
Box: 66 Media : ID: 276.0210 PTTV West Flushes Rush

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Paper Tiger TV Flushes Rush

Paper Tiger takes an analytical look at the "right wing's court jester", Rush Limbaugh.

1993 TRT: 28 minutes #243


1993
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0211 Mythmaking: The Balkans - Final Cut

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Mythmaking: The Balkans

Bill Weinberg of the Balkan War Resource Group and Laura Flanders of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting turn a critical eye on the mainstream media and discuss the consequences of this kind of oversimplified and dramatic coverage. This video also highlights the efforts of individuals and activist groups working to end the war and conflict in the former Yugoslavia and resist the policies of their nationalistic leaders.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #244


1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0212 Twist Barbie: Lynn Spigel Dreams of Plastic Feminism - Sub Master

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Twist Barbie: Lynn Spigel Dreams of a Plastic Feminism

Lynn Spigel dreams of feminism and femininity, high art vs. "low culture," and Barbie gender-bending activism. Barbie is a multimillion-dollar business and this show looks at the many layers of marketing, collecting, displaying, and discussing - all of course, with a twist.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #245


1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0213 NetRoots: Cultivating the Digital Park - Submaster - No titles

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NetRoots: Cultivating the Digital Park

This show gives an early analysis of information equity issues surrounding the internet through an examination of the need for a policy that guarantees public access to the information superhighway: new computer networks and information resources are sprouting up all over the globe as new users continue to redefine and cultivate the communications landscape. Schools, community groups, local governments and individuals are creating digital gardens where we all can sow the seeds of our communications future. This show examines how the paths connecting our digital gardens must be protected from the gates of private interest by a policy which should nurture public communications.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #247


1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0214 The Media Blanks Out On Health Care Reform

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The Media Blanks Out on Health Care Reform

What's the score on the healthcare reform card? Players from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), Health Care We Gotta Have It, labor unions and others give the play-by-play on how the administration went to bat for the big business of the health insurance industry, how the mainstream media declared it safe, and how the Single-Payer national health care option got fouled out of the debate.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #248


July 1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0215 The Power and the Pride - Master cut from live studio tape

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The Power and The Pride

Members of "Lesbian Avengers" and "Stonewall Now" discuss counter activities to the mainstream 25th anniversary celebration of Stonewall—a consumer-oriented, transphobic and apolitical commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. This show features Melanie Fallon and Lysander Puccio, members of Lesbian Avengers, and Julia Smedley, a member of Stonewall Now. Both organizations discuss actions planned to counter Stonewall 25, which reflects a limited, mainstream understanding of gay culture and politics.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #249


1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0216 The Power and the Pride

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The Power and The Pride

Members of "Lesbian Avengers" and "Stonewall Now" discuss counter activities to the mainstream 25th anniversary celebration of Stonewall—a consumer-oriented, transphobic and apolitical commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. This show features Melanie Fallon and Lysander Puccio, members of Lesbian Avengers, and Julia Smedley, a member of Stonewall Now. Both organizations discuss actions planned to counter Stonewall 25, which reflects a limited, mainstream understanding of gay culture and politics.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #249


1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0217 Dis-Function: A Case of the Health Care Blues - Edited Master

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Disfunction: A Case of the Health Care Blues

Marilyn Clements and Diane Lacy Winley of "Health Care: We Gotta Have It" explain how the crisis in health care would best be resolved with a Single- Payer Healthcare System, a movement that was derailed by First Lady Hilary Clinton.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #250


1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0218 Breaking the Gaze of the Lion

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Breaking the Gaze of the Lion

A look at the media's coverage of the 1994 elections in Mexico.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #252


1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0219 Landmark High: Big vs. Small

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Big vs. Small: Overcrowding in NYC Public Schools

With thousands of students enrolled and 30 kids in a single class, overcrowding in public schools was a significant challenge faced by public school students in the early 90's and remains a difficult dilemma still today. This youth-produced exploration of the issue, explores how overcrowding affects school safety, violence, and the learning environment through the eyes of those who live it. Through testimonials with teens attending some of the most crowded schools in New York City and those enrolled in smaller schools, the video makes the case for smaller classes, smaller schools, and individualized attention as a necessary way to improve education in New York City.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #253


1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0220 CVL: Flava In Ya Ears - Master Edit

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Flava in Ya Ear

A group of East Harlem High school students decide to make their own opinions heard through video after they are faced with massive city budget cuts to social services, the constant deluge of negative media coverage of inner city youth, and unresponsive mayor. In addition to providing a description and analysis of Mayor Guiliani and Govenor Pataki's cuts, this video shows the formation of the Community Voices League (CVL).

1995 TRT: 28 minutes #262


February, 21 1995
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0221 Mumia Abu-Jamal: Giving Face to the Death Penalty - Master Deep Dish TV / Paper Tiger TV - An Emergency Broadcast

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: Giving a Face to the Death Penalty

Who is Mumia Abu-Jamal and why has he been sentenced to death in the state of Pennsylvania?

This tape looks at the personal history of Mumia Abu-Jamal, from his membership in the Black Panther Party, to his career as an award-winning journalist, and ending with his trial and sentencing in the death of a Philadelphia police officer. Interviews with his legal counsel, friends, and colleagues expose the criminal ways the prosecution attained his conviction and the concerted efforts on the part of the Fraternal Order of Police, the FBI, and the mainstream media to silence this prominent revolutionary journalist.This video raises critical questions about the rights of the accused, the inherent injustice of the U.S. judicial system when trying the poor and people of color, the function of the death penalty in the U.S., and our first amendment right to free speech.

1995 TRT: 28 minutes #260


1995
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0222 Falling Into the Trade Gap - mix - Original Edit

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Falling Into the Trade Gap

This video introduces you to Leslie, a 16 year old Honduran girl, who makes sweaters for Liz Claiborne, earning 60¢ for each one completed. Her story is a common one among many girls in Central America. In countries across the region young women work 12 hour days making clothing for U.S. companies such as Liz Claiborne and the Gap. Charles Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee joins Paper Tiger in piecing together this tale of the reality behind these popular clothing manufacturers.

1995 TRT: 28 minutes #263


1995
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0223 Amy Goodman Takes Aim at the Contract on America

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Amy Goodman Takes Aim at the Contract on America

This episode exposes the 1994 Contract With America, a document written by the US Republican Party detailing the actions the party promised to take if they became majority party in the United States House of Representatives. Amy Goodman tries to decipher: What lies behind the Republicans' Contract with America? What we find is more of a contract ON America, one that details a programmatic assault on civil liberties and women's rights. In response to the media representation around the Contract, and citizens' protests against it, comes the demand that media MUST stop being a vehicle for those in power. In order for the country to have a free media, it has reflect the democracy in this country, that is, the input of people who make up the majority of the population as opposed to the powerful minority.

1994 TRT: 28 minutes #263b


1994
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0224 America's Least Wanted

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America's Least Wanted

"America's Least Wanted" takes a bite out of crime hysteria by exposing the media's fetish for high-profile crime stories. Robin Andersen takes you on a rare trip through the streets of corporate gangland, where "necktied hoodlums" get away with mass murder while a disinterested media and justice system turn a blind eye. Learn how prisons have become a high-stakes profit-making venture and why the Crime Bill is only the latest in ineffective and repressive anti-crime legislation.

1995 TRT: 28 minutes #264


1995
Box: 67 Media : ID: 276.0225 Narrowcasting: Technology and the Christian Right - Master

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Narrowcasting: Technology and the Rise of the Christian Right

This video explores the Christian Right's use of a constellation of communication technologies: satellite networks, cable TV, video production, and the internet to achieve their vision for the future, a dark void of democracy. With an in-depth analysis of this theocratic movement by authors Sara Diamond and Fred Clarkson, and activist/researchers Loretta Ross, Chip Berlet and the Rev. Barry Lynn, they point to how stealth campaigning, wedge issues, and "family values are used to navigate the program.

1996 TRT: 28 minutes #265


February 1996
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0226 ABC Survives, 5th Street Buried Alive

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ABC NO RIO Survives, Fifth Street Buried Alive

This is a live discussion with the squatters of 5th Street after the city demolition of their building. Speakers include Brad Will as well as squatter activists Shawnee Alexandri, Jason Fitzsimmons, Corinne Bordeaux, Steven Englander, Frank Morales, and Kurt Allerslev. In presenting their views, the squatters levy a powerful interrogation of not only Giuliani's clean up policies, but also the exorbitant Manhattan real estate prices that have made their style of life all the more necessary.

1997 TRT: 28 minutes #269


1997
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0227 Colombia and the Media: Illusions of the Drug War - Master

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Colombia and the Media: Illusions of a Drug War

PTTV in conjunction with

The Colombia Media Project bring us an in-depth look at the mainstream media's misrepresentation of the political conflict in Colombia. In this presentation of Colombia's political situation, Mario A. Murillo locates the tragic global consequences of the US' "War on Drugs" in Colombia's rural communities. Murillo's presentation is spliced with Victoria Maldonado's interview with exiled Colombian journalist and human rights activist Richard Velez, who has been a vocal witness to his country's "Dirty War". Velez was forced to flee Colombia when he recorded army troops killing civilian protestors. This interview used Velez's story to reveal the paradoxical nature of US foreign policy in Colombia, which has allowed the Colombian government to perpetrate extreme violence and civil rights abuses all in the name of the US-led War on Drugs. Ironically, as Mario A. Murillo points out, the US media is equally complicit in obscuring this country's strife by figuring Colombia simply as "the Kingdom of Cocaine."

1998 TRT: 28 minutes #274


1998
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0228 Robert McChesney Takes On Media Globalization - Edit Master - 2 channel mono

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Robert McChesney Takes on Media Globalization

Robert McChesney explains the conglomeration of culture and information. According to McChesney, Murdoch to Microsoft are pushing their way to the front of the line, leaving the forces for democracy, diversity, and decentralization scrambling to catch up. He explains the impact of the new telecommunications laws on chances for fair and open media landscape, and where the next big battles are shaping up.

1997 TRT: 28 minutes #267


1997
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0229 Keep On Living- Master - from Mini-DV Master

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Keep On Livin'

Le Tigre, encapsulated by Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman, and J.D. Samson, is a feminist electronic-punk band that has staged multi-media performance art within our live show. In collaboration with Le Tigre, Paper Tiger Television organized a group of G/B/L/TS/T/Q youth in New York to produce a three minute video for the song "Keep On Livin'". This visual layer will foreground conceptual and theoretical ideas that might otherwise be lost in the rock club settings where the band often perform.

2002 TRT: 3 minutes #308


2002
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0230 Market This!

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Market This!: Queer Radicals Respond to Gay Assimilation

MARKET THIS! is a documentary that explores the desire for radical politics and culture in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Two-Spirited and Transgender community. The documentary began in 1999 after the Queeruption gathering in New York City. During workshops and caucuses and through discussion and entertainment, participants came together to explore ways that this community can sustain and validate itself without supporting a system that actively exploits poor people, women, People of Color, g/b/l/TS/t people. This video takes the dialogue from Queeruption one step further. MARKET THIS! considers both the successes as well as the problems which resulted most visibly (and ironically) from a lack of involvement and presence of People of Color and Transgender people. While the gathering was an interactive platform for sharing and inspiring DIY (Do It Yourself) culture, it was, in many ways, a homogeneous White-dominated event.

2003 TRT: 28 minutes #310


2003
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0231 Re-Station The Union Address - Master

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Restating the Union

"Restating the Union Address" attempts to correct George Bush's 2003 State of the Union Adress, a speech that "dropped the ball in the fact-checking department". Featuring pop-ups correcting President George''s most obvious blunders, it also includes interviews with anti-war demonstrators in Manhattan, Washington D.C., and the Bronx. It is rounded out with a counter-military recruitment segment and a segment from the PTTV/Impact Coalition/Bronx Defenders production "War and the Economy" where High School students from the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn look at how the threat of war with Iraq would economically impact the communities of New York.

2003 TRT: 28 minutes #311


2003
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0232 War and the Economy - Master

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War and the Economy

Produced by high school youth from Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn in reaction to the financial stress felt in New York pre-dating the war in Iraq in 2003. In the search for the true opinions of New Yorkers on the war and local economy, the young producers conduct interviews in some of the diverse neighborhoods in New York City including Soho, Times Square, and in their neighborhoods in the Bronx. The production illuminates opinions on how the war would impact New York City ­ and has been used as an educational tool about the war with Iraq.

2002 TRT: 7 minutes #312


2002
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0233 Resisting the Empire - Master

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Resisting the Empire

Resisting the Empire was completed as a tool to critique the media's coverage and participation in the War in Iraq (Gulf War II). Resisting the Empire features interviews with organizers from DRUM, Peace Williamsburg, The Green Party, Corporate Lawyers Against the War, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Colombia Social Justice, Labor against the War, Riot Grrls NYC, Nodutdol, High school students, a Long Island resident and father of 4, and other New York based organizations. The show looks at the history of US military involvement and foreign policy, the corporate media's coverage of the resistance against the war, techniques for illustrating military intervention on the major networks, and gives some instructions on how to get involved in your own community in activism for peace.

2003 TRT: 28 minutes #316


2003
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0234 Standing with Palestine - Master

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Standing with Palestine

"Standing with Palestine" looks at the growing movement in the United States in support of the Palestinian people and against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Through interviews with activists, the video shows how many Americans are no longer accepting the traditional views and official policies that have contributed to, if not caused, the worsening situation in the Middle East. These organizations are finding creative ways to be heard and to affect real change from a grassroots perspective. Groups highlighted include the ''International Solidarity Movement'', which seeks to bring attention to the Palestinian cause through direct action and confrontation of the Israeli army in the Occupied Territories, ''Jews Against the Occupation'', and ''Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now'' (SUSTAIN), which are finding creative ways to raise consciousness in the United States and force change in the US''s role in the Middle East. The video also includes interviews with activists on US campuses who are building a campaign, based on the Divestment campaigns in the 1980''s against Apartheid South Africa, to force Universities to withdraw their investments from companies that contribute to and support the Israeli Occupation.

2004 TRT: 12 minutes #314


May 5, 2004
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0235 Homeless in Toronto - Master

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Homeless in Toronto: Fighting Back

Dee Dee Halleck and Rebecca Garrett help relate the struggles of the homeless in Toronto, Canada. The last two years have seen major confrontations as the population of people without shelter seek redress by squatting, protesting, live-ins in the municipal park and a militant march on the Canadian parliament. Although continually met with violence and harassment, they fight back for the right to affordable housing. This program features John Clark, who had been charged with sedition against the nation for his actions as a leader of OCAP, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. Clark is an inspirational leader whose tactics have influenced homeless organizing from Delhi to Capetown. His persecution by the Canadian government is used as an example of the attempts to silence international radical opposition. This production was made by students at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) and OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design.)

2003 TRT: 28 minutes #315


2003
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0236 20th Anniversary Compilation 2001 - Master - made from Mini-DV Master

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20th Anniversary Compilation: Sampling 20 Years

Paper Tiger looks back at its productions from "Herb Schiller Reads the New York Times" and "Elayne Rapping on Soap Operas" as well as more recent productions such as "Military Myths" and "Rock, Paper Missiles". This compilation of short clips is a way to see the strength of the collective's contribution to Independent Media and to providing alternative information resources.

2001 TRT: 10 minutes #317


2001
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0237 Hollywood Victory: Delusions of a Maverick President - Master

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Hollywood Victory: Delusions of a Maverick President

Produced in reaction to George Bush Jr's landing on the USS Lincoln to declare an "end to physical combat" in Iraq in June 2003, Hollywood Victory is a culture Jamm to offer an alternate spin to what the corporate media dishes out.

2003 TRT: 3 minutes #318


2003
Box: 68 Media : ID: 276.0238 Class Dismissed - Master - made from Mini-DV Master

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Class Dismissed

Class Dismissed provides a critical look at how U.S. history is taught in high school, at the myths that reduce the complexity of history into simple soundbites, and the information that never seems to make it onto the textbook pages.This video takes a beginning step by looking at the textbook industry, standardized testing, the lack of race and class analysis in textbooks, and the teacher's role in introducing a range of perspectives into the classroom. Featuring authors Howard Zinn (A People's History of the United States) and James Loewen (Lies My Teacher Told Me), New York public high school students, textbook industry insiders, and teachers.

2004 TRT: 28 minutes #320


2004

Subseries C: Miscellaneous Videotapes

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0458 TPTV Compilation - a Global Action Production

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0459 Dolls and Dust - Thailand/HK

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Original format: VHS ; NTSC ; Audio on RCA not RF

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Currently unavailable.

1998
Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0460 TV Viva - Brazil

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0461 Who's Taking Over? World Trade Organization, Seattle

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

1999
Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0462 Mining the Land of Cain: The Innu vs Inco at Voisey's Bay

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0463 Gallery TV - Brazil

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

1997
Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0464 Nuyorican Dream - HRWIFF

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

2000
Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0465 Nebbish - an Andy Andrew film

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

2000
Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0466 TV Plus! #7

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

2003
Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0467 The Trickle Down Theory of Sorrow, part 1 - Safe at Home

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0468 One Family - Global Action Project

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0469 Holler

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Original format: VHS

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Currently unavailable.

Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0470 Maxinbomba TV / Interview with Dee Dee

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Original format: VHS

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0471 Remembering the American Farm: Scenes from Howell Farm Living History Museum

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0472 W-TV Office / Yutaka Tsuchiya - Master

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0473 Without Television, volume 001-003/ Yutaka Tsuchiya - Master

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0474 DC Youth - transferred footage

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0475 Green Chimneys / what is this?

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0476 DC Youth - transferred footage

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0477 A Good Kill - dailies, day 6, for Greg Tilson

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September 28, 1992
Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0478 Green Chimney - Tampon Commercial

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0479 Green Chimneys Deconstruct Commercials

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0480 Human Rights: 10 Years in 10 Minutes - Chuck Scott

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0481 America's Least Wanted / C + OK

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0482 Dissent in RGB - Dee Dee

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0483 Rhythm and Rights: Radio Station Lok'shini FM, South Africa - a dramatic 13-part series - NTSC dub tape 2

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0484 Columbian video 1. Yo'upkku .... illegible

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0485 Global Show Interviews 1. Videoazimut 2. Kyla Slaven

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0486 Dreams, Desires, Lunacies

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0487 Rhythm and Rights: Radio Station Lok'shini FM, South Africa - a dramatic 13-part series - NTSC dub tape 1

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0488 TV (Espera) Sala de Espera / Brasil - A Sampler Shot - about cooperatives in the town for cheaper food...

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0489 Document Karoshi

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0490 Okinawa's Anti-war Landownders

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0491 Waiting Room TV (Brazil) - in Portugese

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0492 Korean Labor Movement: 1987-1995

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Box: 83 Media : ID: 276.0493 Video Press - sample of our media - Tokyo, Japan

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0494 Da Zanza A Marcha Da Luta A Terra

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0495 Unicamp sampler

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1996
Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0496 Pela Trilha De Arquimedes

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0497 Radio Novelas

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1994
Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0498 Identity? / What Do You Think About the Was Responsibility of Emperor Hirohito?

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August 15 1996
Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0499 Identity? / What Do You Think About the Was Responsibility of Emperor Hirohito?

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0500 Blood and Sweat of Migrant Workers in China

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0501 Dongguan Fire

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1991
Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0502 TV Pinel

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0503 Historia de Pescador - Um video educativo sobre pesca predatoria

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0504 Withdraw U.S. Bases! Appeal From Okinawa

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0505 ZTV: Resistance Through Communication - Zapatista

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0506 Democracy Now! Democratic National Convention - 1 hour compilation - edit master

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0507 Democracy Now! LA Democratic National Convention - part one of compilation

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0508 Democracy Now! Democratic National Convention - part 2 compilation - 2nd 1/2 hour

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0509 Democracy Now! LA - control track break approximately 16 min

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0510 Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square / Democracy Now! Philladelphia Republican National Convention 2000 - part 1

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0511 Democracy Now! LA

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August 18
Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0512 Democracy Now! LA - Wednesday

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August 16
Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0513 Democracy Now! LA - Tuesday

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August 15
Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0514 Saude Mitos & Verdades - Stress E Coracao

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August 1997
Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0515 La Matanza de Aquas Blancas / Marcos

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0516 Vagrom - tape 1

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0517 Encuentro Feminista Latinoamericano y del Caribe - Tejiendo Rebeldias

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0518 Democracy Now! LA - Democractic National Convention 2000 - 1 hour compilation

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0519 Democracy Now! Woman With Black Eye / Live Broadcast

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0520 Democracy Now! LA Democractic National Convention 2000 - 1 hour compilation

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Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0521 Democracy Now! Breaking With Convention - Broadcast second hour - copy from Master DVCam

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August 17, 2000
Box: 84 Media : ID: 276.0522 Democracy Now! Breaking With Convention - Broadcast first hour - copy from Master DVCam

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August 17, 2000

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