[The 90’s Election Specials raw: Bill Clinton at Beasley School #2]

Raw tape for The 90's election specials. Bill Clinton visits the Beasley Academic Center, a predominantly African-American elementary magnet school on Chicago's South Side. Press and students' parents are assembling for Clinton's visit. Videomaker Eddie Becker asks students and their parents about Clinton and his upcoming visit. Parts of Clinton's speech are covered as well as the media coverage of Clinton's speech.

00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with an interview with a Beasley student. The child says that Clinton’s visit to the school is “just great.” Videomaker Eddie Becker continues to interview several students and parents in anticipation of Clinton’s appearance at the school. This lasts for for a long portion of the tape. Becker eventually makes his way into the library where Bill Clinton will speak. He speaks with a group of reporters at the event about Bill Clinton.

17:58Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of a large group of attendees standing outside of the library. Becker briefly speaks with a member of the press about Bill Clinton. Footage of the press preparing for the event.

22:12Copy video clip URL Bill Clinton arrives and is greeted by a round of applause. Principal Ollie McLemore introduces Clinton and presents him with a Beasley sweatshirt. Chicago politicians Bobby Rush and Joe Gardner are also in attendance. Clinton then begins to speak to the crowd. He makes positive comments about the parental involvement at Beasley. Clinton then talks about some of his educational goals for the presidency. He then asks the children what makes Beasley School so special. He also speaks to a parent and McLemore about the positive aspects of Beasley.

47:44Copy video clip URL Clinton hosts a Q&A session with the kids. They ask him questions about the future of the country, government financial assistance for students, and homelessness. Becker then interviews a young student before the end of the video.

52:31Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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