[The 90’s Election Specials raw: Daley votes, Tsongas headquarters]

Layoff of raw tape for The 90's election specials. Videomaker Bill Stamets briefly interviews Mayor Richard M. Daley about the upcoming election and his thoughts on the media. Stamets also gathers footage of a Paul Tsongas campaign rally.

00:00Copy video clip URL Black.

00:13Copy video clip URL Outside a polling place in Chicago.

00:43Copy video clip URL Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley and his associates walk toward the polling place off of 34th Street on the South Side of Chicago. Daley makes his way inside, shaking hands along the way. Daley then casts his ballot, as the camera watches from afar.

03:47Copy video clip URL An interview with Daley. “The single most pressing issue on the minds of every American is whether or not they’re going to have a job tomorrow, or next week, or next year. That is the most pressing problem in America.” He goes on to talk about the dissatisfaction of American voters, and criticizes the media. “The press to me are a group of entertainers and so they’re the ultimate entertainers of America. So it’s really unfortunate that you want entertainment. Someone comes along with substance you’ll say well, they don’t have charisma… you constantly criticize them. That’s what the American press does.” Stamets then debates Daley about the media presenting only entertainment. Daley gets a little perturbed about the issue.

05:48Copy video clip URL Cut to a Paul Tsongas campaign headquarters. His staff and supporters celebrate Tsongas’ good showing in the Illinois primary. A staff member speaks with a news reporter about Tsongas’ run for President. “We got to Illinois very late and with very few resources, but we were able to convert a lot of people in a very short time. Paul Tsongas is not someone whose message can be understood in thirty second sound bites… but when people hear Paul Tsongas’ message, they respond to it… Unfortunately in politics these days, money is what it takes to stay in the game. We’ve got money, we got momentum, and we’ve got the message.” The staff member thanks those involved with Tsongas’ good showing in the primary. A CBS news reporter speaks with the same representative about Tsongas’s good showing for the remainder of the tape.

10:49Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

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