[Camcorder Tonight tests]

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This tape contains tests for the TV show "Camcorder Tonight".

The beginning of the tape is the very end of a test hosted by Aaron Freeman. This segment ends at 1:52.

After this segment ends another tests begins, this time hosted by Millie Mae, a loudly dressed character with a (mock) southern drawl. Millie Mae’s episode features t he following segments: a New York City cab driver with an anti-television rant, who comments on how stupid “news people” are then cutting to a real life example in which NBC reporter Ed Rabel flubs lines he is trying to memorize for what should appear to be an extemporaneous answer to a question the news anchor will ask him; a piece about a 1960’s TV show, “Varieties”, hosted by Virgil Q. Wacks; a high-strung man on an NYC street ranting about his busy life; women discussing various social and cultural views about menstruation; a type of “music” video for a spoken word piece about girls borrowing boy’s sweaters; a man playing a ukulele signing “What’s That Smell”; “Grab Bag” – featuring “Warm Place Tonight”, a film about a homeless man; and a hemp legalization activist and Wavy Gravy speaking about reforming drug laws. In between each, Mille Mae comments on the previous and upcoming segments. The episode is interrupted by a few seconds of “Wheel of Fortune” at 27:38. This episode ends at

39:20

The next episode is a test hosted by Jody Proctor. Segments include: The same New York City cab driver stupid “news people” rant as the Mille Mae test; a video about the Nixon Museum, in which the videomaker (Nancy Cain) is asked not to tape; a segment in which a videomaker talks with a Freemason about Freemasonry in front of the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C.; A short piece by videomaker Andrew Jones about Los Angeles during the 1992 riots, and another about his time at a peace camp in Iraq just prior to the beginning of “Operation Desert Storm”; “Grab Bag” featuring a video about demonstrators at Super Bowl XXVI, protesting the racism of the team name Washington Redskins; a piece about Ruth Handler, the inventor of the Barb ie Doll and breast cancer survivor, who has invented a new breast prosthesis for women who, like herself, have had mastectomies; and a piece by Skip Blumberg, in which he inte rviews a woman walking to work in New York City. In between each, Jody Proctor comments on the previous and upcoming segments. This episode ends at

1:20:33 The next episode is another test with Jody Proctor. It is very similar to the previous episode, except some of the segments are different. This episode features a short except from “Duck and Cover”, a 1950’s educational film in which children are advised to “duck and cover” when they se e the blast from an atom bomb. This episode does not include the Super Bowl XXVI “grab bag” piece. This episode ends at

1:50:30

The final episode on the tape is the “Grab Bag” segment hosted by Aaron Freeman. He pulls an uninteresting tape from a Miami man that contains foreign tourists on a beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL speaking about America. Following this segment is the Andrew Jones L.A. Riots piece that is abruptly cut off by the end of the tape.

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