New York Dems

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New York on Sunday: Woman hatin (Anthony Brocca), At the hall (Gary Smith), Illinois party, Pete Seeger at the Village Gate. Tom Weinberg explores New York during the 1992 Democratic National Convention.

00:01 Two men discusses the changing relationship between men and women in the 1990s while drinking in a bar in New York: “all they were doing was acting instinctively. They grabbed them by the hair. They threw them into the cave, and that’s how you dealt with them.”

01:42 “A woman should just be a woman a pretty submissive thing. Not, I’m going to challenge the world because I’m a woman in the nineties.”

04:35 Man stands outside the democratic national convention advocating for capital punishment saying, “god has given the right of capital punishment to government.”

05:11 Bill Stamets takes photographs as people walk into the national convention. He discusses a video artist who cannot get into the democratic national convention to see his own art. He also discusses an upcoming Robert Downey Jr. film.

06:15 Skip Blumberg smells his press pass for the 1992 national convention saying, “it smells like money.”

06:45 Security searches Tom Weinberg’s bag.

06:55 Weinberg approaches a security officer with a guard dog. Weinberg inquires about the dog’s name but the officer will not respond.

07:21 Officers and security dogs check the marching bands equipment for contraband. Weinberg Jokes, “there’s a bone in there”

09:45 Weinberg practices digital voting.

11:44 Weinberg interviews an ABC employee about the video equipment strapped to a piece of metal on his back.

14:20 Weinberg asks a news reporter, “where is MBC?” The new reporter replies, “Korea.”

15:25 News reporter does several takes of an introduction of his coverage of the convention.

17:00 Show producer prepares for the convention to start.

20:36 Shot of network logos.

22:00 Producer Gary Smith and the marching band work out several technical problems before the convention. At first, the band plays too loud for recording. They also struggle playing in time with the track.

25:01 Band director: “okay band now you’re inside and it’s great acoustics so now you’ve got to lighten up the sound.”

26:35 Smith: “Art, can you move closer to the band a little bit please?” Band director: “it was much better. Bass drums are hitting too hard. Tubas are hitting to hard. It got a little off on the bridge and that’s our problem.”

35:00 Members of the press go up escalator.

25:40 Advertisement for television show Sesame Street featuring big bird.

36:02 Carpenter screws a United States flag to a piece of board.

36:45 Shot of police vehicle with sirens on. Officer: “Go through the light”

37:09 Shot of medieval armor Weinberg jokes, “this is the first Illinois delegate.”

37:52 Shot of Augustus Saint-Gaudens “Diana” as a man tells the backstory of the sculpture saying, “that was the girl that he was in love with. Harry Thaw married her and shot Stanford White of this woman right here.”

39:48 Bill Luers speaks to the crowd at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York saying, “We New Yorkers welcome you to this city. This is a city that has spirit, it has cultural diversity, it has strength.”

41:40 The Mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley speaks to the crowd.

43:50 Artist sketches the crowd at the fundraiser.

46:48 Weinberg interviews man about his upcoming trip to Paris.

46:52 Media interviews Carol Mosley-Braun.

49:25 Congressman Ted Weiss speaks to the crowd about the destructive nature of the current administrations: “We have the urgency of terminating twelve years of the most destructive rule in America’s history.”

52:55 Pete Seeger plays “The Ross Perot Guide to Answering Embarrassing Questions.”

56:16 Randy Harris plays “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize (Hold On).”

1:01:14 Shot of crowd at the Democratic National Convention.

1:03:02 End video.

1:03:47 End tape.



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