Raw footage for The 90's election specials. Videomaker Skip Blumberg spends time at Clinton Campaign headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas.
00:00Copy video clip URL The beginning of the tape is a “home video” of behind-the-scenes footage of Clinton campaigners watching the debates on television that Clinton campaign worker Bill Krause shot. It is dubbed from Krause’s footage.
7:37Copy video clip URL The beginning of Skip Blumberg’s footage. Blumberg speaks with the campaign worker, Bill Krause, who shot the previous footage and works for the Clinton campaign’s IT department. They discuss technology while Blumberg gets various close ups of pro-Clinton/anti-Bush campaign buttons. Krause speaks about the advantage of running the campaign outside of Washington.
16:00Copy video clip URL Blumberg interviews Jay, another worker in the Clinton campaign IT department. Jay explains the Clinton BBS he created, and then tells Blumberg about “this thing called the internet” which the campaign uses to communicate with and to distribute information to supporters.
20:59Copy video clip URL Exterior shots in the early morning, as people begin to arrive at the campaign headquarters.
38:00Copy video clip URL Blumberg talks with a campaign worker who has a paddle-ball toy with a picture of George H.W. Bush on the paddle’s face. She calls it her “Bush-whacker.” Then general office shots, enormous amounts of mail being delivered.
40:22Copy video clip URL Craig Smith, Director of State Operations for the Clinton campaign, is interviewed. He discusses the campaign strategy of saturating local news broadcasts every night by arranging local media events nationwide. They have two missions: Get out the vote (GOTV) and Get on TV (also GOTV).
49:07Copy video clip URL Smith discusses how young people have rallied behind Clinton. He says that at 34 years old, he is one of the oldest on the campaign staff.
51:24Copy video clip URL After the interview, Smith shows Blumberg around the office, discussing various aspects of campaign communication.
01:00:52Copy video clip URL End of tape.