Raw tape for The 90's election specials. At Bill Clinton's Illinois campaign office in Chicago. Most of the tape is spent observing the various campaign workers as they perform their everyday work.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with an interview with Pete Helpin, political consultant and acting political director for the Clinton’s Illinois Campaign. He discusses Illinois’ importance in the primaries, traveling to Illinois in order to garner support for Clinton from local politicians, and why he went to work for Clinton. He states that Clinton’s moderate stances on spending and personal responsibility that really drew him in. This lasts for several minutes.
10:21Copy video clip URL Becker gathers footage of Clinton campaign officials and volunteers at work in the office. The office seems fairly calm despite the amount of work taking place. This lasts for a good portion of the tape.
26:40Copy video clip URL Becker speaks with a volunteer about why he chose to help the campaign. The volunteer cites Clinton’s economic ideas as one of the main reasons he likes Clinton. Becker continues to gather footage from inside of the office. This lasts for several minutes.
34:30Copy video clip URL Interview with Chuck Richards, Clinton campaign manager for Illinois. He discusses his role as campaign manager, his qualifications, and his experience in the field. Richards talks about Clinton’s message and whether or not it has resonated with people. Richards also describes some of the charts that are adorned on the walls in the campaign office.
39:45Copy video clip URL Cut to an interview with Jim Wall, special assistant to David Wilhelm and Clinton’s national campaign manager. He discusses his role in the campaign. Becker also gathers footage of Wall at work on the phones. Other campaign officials are seen hard at work. This lasts for the remainder of the tape.
01:01:00Copy video clip URL Tape ends.