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  • [Election Night at Tsongas Illinois]

    00:00 Footage of a preliminary hearing for the David Duke presidential campaign, whose place on the Illinois ballot was contested. 03:00 Dawn Larson, organizer of a petition to put David Duke on the ballot in Illinois, talks about her efforts to a reporter. “So you think that anyone who wants to run for president of the United States should be allowed to run?” “Absolutely.” She then talks about inconsistencies in the primary system, and points out that New Hampshire and … Continue reading

  • Why people don’t vote

    Why people don’t vote

    It’s likely that millions of eligible voters will choose not to go to the polls next Tuesday. In 2008, voter turnout was estimated at only 63%, and that was the highest since 1960. Trying to understand the reasons for this American phenomenon, John Callaway and Tom Weinberg interviewed non-voters from around the country in 1996. As our videos so often do, it still rings true today. Watch the full documentary None of the Above.

  • George McGovern (1922-2012) and TVTV on Thursday

    George McGovern (1922-2012) and TVTV on Thursday

    This weekend marked the passing of the George McGovern, the former senator and 1972 candidate for president. A fiery and passionate champion of liberal causes, he was a formidable political presence even well into his 80s. Below, you’ll see him in 1971 talking about what it took to stand up against Vietnam in 1963. The clip is from TVTV’s landmark 1972 work of guerrilla television, “World’s Largest TV Studio.” Coincidentally, this week you have the opportunity to see two founding … 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.

  • [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 Tuesday]

    [The 90's Election Specials raw: DNC Tuesday]

    Raw footage for The 90′s election specials. This tape focuses on the 1992 Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden. The majority of the tape features footage of the American Samoan delegation sightseeing around New York. At the end of the tape, “the only drag queen presidential candidate” Joan Jett Black gives a few statements. Continue reading

  • [The 90's Election Specials raw: DNC 7]

    [The 90's Election Specials raw: DNC 7]

    Raw footage for The 90′s election specials. This tape features footage of the 1992 Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden, focusing on the debate between supporters of presumptive nominee Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown over whether Brown should be allowed to speak at the convention, as well as continuing to follow the American Samoan delegation. Continue reading