Raw footage for The 90's Election Specials. Videomaker Eve Saxon at a Mario Cuomo (1932-) event in Chicago, taping speakers who promote the New York Governor for president, though he is not on the ballot.
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00:12Copy video clip URL Videomaker Eve Saxon is “just burning some tape” outside on the street.
01:39Copy video clip URL Saxon enters the Cuomo event in a tent, where an accordionist and a guitarist perform. The event does not have very many attendees. The tape cuts before a man introduces speakers for Cuomo.
04:40Copy video clip URL Cal Sutker speaks, calling Cuomo the “most exceptional Democrat,” though Cuomo is not actually running because he cannot violate the New York State Constitution. “We cannot allow Mario Cuomo to sit on the sidelines of this campaign!”
15:30Copy video clip URL Dominic DiFrisco, an Italian American from Chicago, begins to speak, praising Cal Sutker.
18:00Copy video clip URL The tape cuts, and DiFrisco is talking about Ireland and Israel. He says the government is “turning its back on friends like Israel,” and Cuomo “believes in the Jewish people.”
21:29Copy video clip URL DiFrisco reads a quote of Cuomo’s from his ’83 inaugural address, describing Cuomo’s opinions on the role of government. He then addresses the issue of labor unions, and explains Cuomo’s opinions on the subject. He concludes by encouraging everyone present to be “troubadours of truth for Mario Cuomo.”
29:02Copy video clip URL End of tape.