Raw footage for The 90's election specials. This tape features a continuation of an interview with Andrew Wilson, who created a bio campaign spot for H. Ross Perot's presidential campaign. It is followed by footage of the actual spot and of the videomakers' frustration with their lack of access granted by the Perot campaign.
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00:18Copy video clip URL Andrew Wilson interview continued. He says that Perot is very savvy with television and that going on talk shows was a good idea. He explains that Perot’s campaign directors, rather than Perot himself, paid him for the spot he made.
04:18Copy video clip URL Wilson explains that Perot seems uncomfortable with the idea of advertising and spin in general. He attributes Perot’s rejection of the spot to this discomfort and possibly his knowledge that he would eventually drop out of the race. Wilson feels he was naive and over-optimistic in assuming Perot would love the piece. He speaks on his how excited he was to be involved and how it earned him respect from his brothers. He says that as Perot’s reputation fell, so did the benefit and exposure he would have received from the piece.
13:44Copy video clip URL Perot bio spot covers Perot’s involvement with families of missing troops, his childhood, and his time in the navy.
19:20Copy video clip URL Videomaker Bart Weiss plays a phone message from a Perot representative brushing him off.
23:37Copy video clip URL Bart Weiss does two takes describing his frustrating experience with the Perot campaign.
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30:03Copy video clip URL Tape ends.