[The 90s Election Specials raw: Arkansas / Hollywood connection]

Footage for The 90's Election specials. Videomaker Nancy Cain talks to longtime Clinton family friend and fundraiser Linda Bloodworth-Thomason on a TV set in Hollywood. This tape also features Bill Clinton's mother, Virginia, as well as his half-brother, Roger Clinton, Jr., who performs in his band, Politics.

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00:59Copy video clip URL Videomaker Nancy Cain tapes a comedian amusing a studio audience from behind, while a TV set is being set up. The woman has the audience say “Y’all” and “chitlins” in unison.

02:11Copy video clip URL At a TV set for the sitcom “Evening Shade,” Linda Bloodworth-Thomason works with people on the script last-minute.

05:56Copy video clip URL The filming begins, actors start speaking, and a cameraman rolls back and forth in front of the set before the tape cuts.

06:46Copy video clip URL Tape cuts, interview with Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. Cain asks her about her involvement with Bill Clinton’s campaign. Bloodworth-Thomason says they have a home in Arkansas, and have been involved in many aspects of the campaign, primarily fundraising. Her family has introduced a lot of their social connections to the Clintons for years. She tells Cain that the show “Evening Shade” was actually named by Hillary Clinton. Cain brings her back to the campaign, but the interview is interrupted.

14:47Copy video clip URL Back to the interview. Bloodworth-Thomason tells us about the lack of campaign slogans in the Clinton campaign, and ads that she put together. She continues to talk about her fundraising work, and says that the Clintons are “not doing this for personal glory,” but have a record of legislation that shows their qualifications.

19:12Copy video clip URL Cain asks about Hillary Clinton and questions about her possibly becoming president. Thomason says Hillary is one of the most impressive people she’s ever met, and praises the marriage of Bill and Hillary. “They really are a love story.”

21:08Copy video clip URL Cain asks about Hillary possibly having a place in the cabinet, and Thomason says that it is a possibility, but regardless Hillary will be “the greatest first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt, and maybe better.” The interview ends as Thomason returns to the set.

24:46Copy video clip URL Cain talks to people on the set, who are also involved with the campaign. One man emphasizes the number of people involved with the national campaign. A woman in the office talks about Linda and Harry Thomason, but she runs off quickly.

29:27Copy video clip URL Roger Clinton, Jr. (Bill’s brother) is in the office, and he is in a band called Politics. Thomason presents him to the studio audience as the “Future First Brother.” Virginia Clinton (Bill’s mother) is also in the audience.

35:25Copy video clip URL Roger Clinton sings in his band, Politics.

42:34Copy video clip URL Virginia Clinton watches her son. Cain asks her about her musically talented children.

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