[The 90’s Election Specials raw: Clintons at the Hilton and Maine South High School #1]

Raw tape for The 90's election specials. This tape has heavy tracking problems. Visual periodically cuts out throughout the entire tape. This tape has 54 minutes of Bill and Hillary Clinton's visit to the Hilton Hotel in Chicago on Super Tuesday (3/10/92), then their visit to Hillary's alma mater, Maine South High School in Park Ridge, IL. Most of the Hilton footage is just press standing around.

00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with footage from in and around the Hilton Hotel in Chicago on Super Tuesday. Videomaker Eddie Becker speaks with a number of campaign volunteers about their experience working for the Clinton campaign. He also conducts an interview with two paparazzi who are hoping to get a glimpse of Bill Clinton.

8:25Copy video clip URL Becker interviews Clinton’s campaign manager, David Wilhelm, about the campaign’s goals for the future. He refers again to a “secret plan” for success. Becker continues to gather footage around the Hilton as Clinton campaign officials and volunteers prepare for the event. He also speaks with other members of the press as they prepare to document the event.

14:49Copy video clip URL Campaign rally attendees mingle over drinks as a blues band entertains the crowd. Eventually, both Bill and Hillary Clinton make their way into the rally, shaking hands and sharing smiles the whole way through.

25:16Copy video clip URL Hillary Clinton gives a rousing speech introducing her husband: “I guess because this is the city I was born in …” The Clintons are in high-charisma mode. “We believe passionately in this country and we cannot stand by for one more year … [drowned out by applause]” Bill gives his own speech as well: “This election is a choice between more of the ’80s and something new in the ’90s. … No more something for nothing in the 1990s!” The audience is extremely animated and impressed by the speech, making it frequently hard to catch parts of sentences. During Clinton’s speech, Becker continues to gather b-roll. This lasts for several minutes.

38:15Copy video clip URL After Clinton’s speech, the blues band continues to entertain the crowd. Becker briefly interviews a woman about her experience at the campaign event and her support of Bill Clinton.

54:00Copy video clip URL The Clintons visit Maine South High School in Park Ridge, IL. Bill claims to be introducing Hillary, but really does a lengthy campaign speech about issues in education. Tape cuts out in the middle of his speech.

 

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