The 90s

Actor Todd Alcott performs the monologues "Keys", "Lenore", and "Dave". An ABC news report on John Parker and his controversial needles exchange program.

00:00Copy video clip URL Videographer Skip Blumberg rolls tape against the back of a luminous lens cap.

00:16Copy video clip URL Peter Jennings’ ABC newscast of a NASA shuttle launch. He introduces a report by Joe Bergantino on John Parker’s controversial efforts to distribute free needles to drug addicts in Boston, and a trial that launched to decide whether his efforts were legal or illegal. Footage of Parker and his needle exchange program are also on tapes 11114, 11975, and 15843.

02:14Copy video clip URL Several takes of actor Todd Alcott performing his monologue “Keys”, a comedic retelling of losing his keys. Footage of Alcott is also seen on tapes 15840 and 15841.

07:53Copy video clip URL Takes two and three of the monologue.

13:39 Takes four and five of the monologue.

21:27Copy video clip URL Alcott performs a monologue called “Lenore” about the end of the world.

24:26Copy video clip URL Alcott performs a monologue called “Dave”, a man with¬†pneumocystis pneumonia contemplating suicide.

26:04Copy video clip URL Takes two and three of “Dave”.

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