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  • Behind the Curtain of the Presidential Debates

    Behind the Curtain of the Presidential Debates

    Tonight Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will meet up in Milwaukee for yet another debate. The candidates undoubtedly have spent quite a bit of time honing their talking points and anticipating the questions they’ll face. As you’ll see in this video below, the preparation actually goes much further than just the rhetoric–candidates are prepared for the color palette of the room, the precise number of inches between their podium and their opponents’, and much more. The video takes place in … Continue reading

  • [1996 Democratic National Convention]

    00:00 Vietnam veterans speak at a ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Park along the Chicago Riverwalk, commemorating combat deaths and POWs from August 26-28, 1968. Their speeches center around the idea that these deaths have been overshadowed by the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and draw attention to the persistent problems of PTSD and homelessness among Vietnam veterans. 11:25 Girls in traditional Vietnamese dresses place white flowers in the Vietnam Veterans Reflection Pool while the names of fallen … Continue reading

  • Inside the post-debate spin machine

    Inside the post-debate spin machine

    As the final presidential debate approaches, take an inside look at the 1992 face-off between President George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton, and H. Ross Perot, moderated by Jim Lehrer. THE 90’s takes us inside “Spin Alley,” where political consultants and spokespeople including Marlin Fitzwater, Mickey Kantor, George Stephanopoulos, and Orson Swindle attempt to craft the post-debate story in favor of their candidate. Don’t miss it. Watch the full debate special from THE 90’s.

  • Essential election viewing: Brian Springer’s Spin (1995)

    Essential election viewing: Brian Springer’s Spin (1995)

    In the early ’90s, media artist Brian Springer learned that, with a home satellite dish, it was possible to pick up and record the raw satellite feeds created by the TV networks. These parallel feeds included the behind-the-scenes signals sent to the TV shows’ control rooms but not intended for broadcast, such as talk show sets during commercial breaks or people waiting to be patched in to an interview with a news anchor. Springer recorded these feeds throughout the 1992 … Continue reading

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: DNC Thursday]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: DNC Thursday]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. This tape covers the last day of the 1992 Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden, culminating with Bill Clinton’s acceptance speech. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: DNC Wednesday]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: DNC Wednesday]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. This tape features footage from the 1992 Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden, focusing on the official tally of votes that leads to the nomination of Bill Clinton. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s Election Specials raw: DNC 6]

    [The 90’s Election Specials raw: DNC 6]

    Raw footage shot for The 90’s election specials. This tape features footage of the Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden, focusing mainly on the Clinton delegates from Guam and American Samoa and a dispute between Clinton and Brown delegates. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s election specials raw: DNC #11]

    [The 90’s election specials raw: DNC #11]

    Raw footage shot for The 90’s election specials. This tape features footage of people leaving Madison Square Garden at the end of the Democratic National Convention. Continue reading