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Top 10 most viewed videos for 2011

In our first full year operating under the name Chicago Public Media we produced a lot of content besides radio reports. Obviously our bloggers are a major part of that, but the area furthest from our natural comfort zone is video.

It's like going from creating "theater of the mind" to just creating "theater."

We've taken an experimental approach to our production, trying to add value and avoid merely duplicating the work of our colleagues at Chicago area TV stations.

Looking over our top videos of the year, that sense of freedom is evident in the broad range of work that found a large audience. Out of 850,000 plays in 2011, these were our ten most popular videos.

Join me for a stroll down celluloid memory lane...

10. Louder Than a Bomb: High School Training Ground

9. Wild Flag perform 'Nothing' on Sound Opinions

8. Iron and Wine perform 'Tree By The River' on Sound Opinions

7. Marc Maron fact-checks his Wikipedia File with Justin Kaufmann

6. Chicago Police engage in questionable tactics

5. The CityRoom: YouTube video of Chicago Police

4. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker heckled at Chicago's Union League Club

3. Arcade Fire performs "We Used To Wait" on Sound Opinions

2. Arcade Fire perform "Sprawl II" on Sound Opinions

1. Opening Day: The Cubs biggest fan

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