During the Republican National Convention, 2000, held in Philadelphia we were on the streets each day interviewing and documenting the action, protests, arrests, happenings and all around general chaos.

We rushed tapes to our editor, Valerie Keller, each afternoon. And each evening we aired a short video on the events, messages and moods on the street via broadcast TV on DUTV, and nationally on satellite TV via FreeSpeech TV.

Later on we produced an award winning commentary on the week called Unconventional coverage: The Message and the Means. This video went on to win the “BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD” at the Festival Of Independent Films, Philadelphia Film Festival. (more)

Following are the videos as they appeared each night on national television.

MONDAY: First in the series that provided unprecedented on-the-ground coverage of the protests at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 2000.
Today’s Topic: gun violence in America

TUESDAY: 2nd in the series that provided unprecedented on-the-ground coverage of the protests at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 2000

Today’s Topic: healthcare crisis in America

Wednesday: 3rd in the series that provided unprecedented on-the-ground coverage of the protests at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 2000
Today’s Topic: a satirical look at the protests

Thursday: 4th in the series that provided unprecedented on-the-ground coverage of the protests at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 2000
Today’s Topic: direct action

Friday: 5th in the series that provided unprecedented on-the-ground coverage of the protests at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 2000
Today’s Topic: the week in askew

And one more for fun. Here’s the commercial for a screening of our hour long documentary Unconventional Coverage: The Message and the Means:

From The Ten Year Anniversary of the Protests read the backstory here to get a feel of what was taking place  — written by the people involved.

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