[John Rossen interview]

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Window burned, raw footage of a interview conducted for "The 90's" with John Rossen, a Spanish Civil War veteran, former Communist Party member, and now editor of The New Patriot, a left-wing newspaper published in Chicago. Topics of discussion include: Vote Smart, a grass-roots political organization dedicated to creating an "informed electorate...problems with control of the media; the problems with 'the American Left'" the upcoming 1992 presidential election, specifically Bill Clinton, the Democratic base of voters, and Ross Perot; Rossen's involvement in 3rd party movements; the future of political conventions; and environmentalism.

The end of the tape (at appx. 01:00:30:00) contains b-roll footage of a political cartoon from, and the front page of The New Patriot; flags in Rossen’s office, including a Gadsden (“Don’t Tread on Me”) flag; and the books that line Rossen’s shelves.

Immediately following the b-roll footage is a very brief interview with a man who is working at a voter registration stand on a Chicago Street.



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