This series of news reports covers the 1988 Republican National Convention, focusing on Dan Quayle’s nomination and the subsequent media controversy. Continue reading
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.
Raw footage for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. William Gibson, successful science fiction writer (the movie Johnny Mnemonic was based on his story of the same name), chats casually with Joel Gold about his trip to Japan, his career, and the internet. He talks about his shock at the massive success of his first book, “Neuromancer”, which sold 6.5 million copies and initiated a new style of science fiction writing. “I thought that science fiction had become so conservative that I thought Neuromancer would be either ignored or held up for special scorn.” Continue reading
This tape documents an interesting period of time in the early ’90s when people with a satellite dish could receive pre-air non-broadcast feeds. The author captured hundreds of hours of this footage and it is an invaluable look at the way politicians craft media appearances. An extremely valuable tape, both for the general knowledge of media and a specific look at the 1992 presidential race. Continue reading
Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. Behind the scenes with the Clinton campaign after the first presidential debate between George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Particularly notable is an interview with Clinton Campaign Manager David Wilhelm. After this, videomaker Skip Blumberg travels to Little Rock, Arkansas, to check out Clinton’s national headquarters. Continue reading