This video contains raw footage shot for "Five Day Bicycle Race," a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. This video features footage from a Bloomingdale's champagne breakfast in Manhattan. Videomaker Maxi Cohen interviews the aunt of presidential candidate Jimmy Carter.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a blue screen.
00:50Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of a button that reads “God Bless America.” West Virginia Delegate Shirley Love does two brief intros for the program.
01:38Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of videomaker Maxi Cohen interviewing Jimmy Carter’s aunt. Cohen asks her about what her nephew’s presidential run means to her. She states that she subconsciously always thought Carter would run for president. She goes on to talk about Carter as a child. She talks about Carter’s Annapolis aspirations and refers to him as an “exceptional boy.” “He’s always been very much interested in people and in helping people to help themselves. I think he’s a very special person, I really do.” She also talks about how Carter’s political work transfers into his family world. She said that she had brought an idea to Carter to have hostesses at the Governor’s Mansion on visiting days. She ended up becoming chairman of the hostess program at the mansion. She goes on to talk about the feeling that Carter could bring into Washington.
07:09Copy video clip URL Carter’s aunt comments on First Lady Elizabeth Ford and her outspokenness. She states that if Rosalynn Carter were to become First Lady, she would be much more private while in office.
07:31Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of the empty room where the event took place earlier in the day.
07:51Copy video clip URL Tape ends.