0:30 Tom Weinberg and Joel Cohen introduce some of the first clips on Camcorder Tonight.
0:55 Cab driver rails on TV
1:55 Ed Rabel, for NBC, in Nicaragua, can’t get his lines right. He doesn’t really know what he’s talking about, but when the clip airs, it looks like he does.
3:18 Cab driver hates TV these days, and the people who watch it. Says he’s more informed than the so-called educated in the ivory towers.
3:35 Jody Procter marvels at the previous clip.
4:00 Judy Markey wants you to keep watching.
4:10 Erika Becker talks to her father about her “Several Policy” [Cerebral Palsy]. She explains what the disease does and how it made her feel. “What’s the worst part of having a handicap?” “I think being made fun of. That really hurts.” “Inside, even grownups treat me differently…but that’s because I’m different.” By Eddie Becker.
10:35 Judy talks about why that clip was the best, is like a Christmas card in your heart. Judy calls Erika o n the phone and chats for a bit.
11:25 Andrew Jones, from Boston, went down to Los Angeles to tape the riots.
12:14 Andrew Jones in LA. Cesar Noriega drives the cameraman to the site of siege. Hundreds of police. Mia Ruiz, a protestor, insults the policemen.
13:00 Rioters burned down a piano house, where his son studied music for three years. Three days ago, the site held a piano recital, with Steinways galore, and now the wrecked and looted site represents the downfall of civilization. Man talks about the looters.
15:30 Judy opens a package from a viewer, a 3/4″tape, where kids talk about issues. Judy argues about Tipper Gore.
16:55 The video asks “kids” (actually young adults), about what they would do if president. One girl says that people are too much into money and power. Judy calls the girl “rich.” A young girl says she wants to help trees and rivers. Judy calls her rich too, because she didn’t say anything about jobs. A “Jerry Brown for President” button comes on the screen, and a notice that his committee had paid for the video. The Camcorder Tonight crew is annoyed.
18:30 Millie Mae Smithy. Sends out a video to that special someone.
19:30 Doug Skinner sings and plays the ukelele by the side of the road. A woman behind him plays the violin.
20:4 5 In the studio, the crew talks about looking at things from different perspectives.
22:00 Information about Camcorder Tonight.
22:10 End of tape.