Raw footage for The 90's election specials. This tape covers the last day of the 1992 Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden, culminating with Bill Clinton's acceptance speech.
00:00Copy video clip URL Footage of video equipment.
01:05Copy video clip URL Brief footage of the Samoan delegation on the street in New York. The Samoans sight-see.
05:00Copy video clip URL Samoan delegate describes how their delegation schedules meetings that are then cancelled. He says that the officials with whom they wish to meet are very busy, but also that they take a favorable Samoan vote for granted. He says that they always “cave in” and give their votes anyway.
06:24Copy video clip URL Videomaker Skip Blumberg enters the subway headed to the last day of the convention. Outside Madison Square Garden, people demonstrate and advertise. Several women promote their book “Elvis for President.” Blumberg enters the Garden, running his camera through the x-ray scanner.
09:25Copy video clip URL Footage from the floor and of the Samoan delegation. The crowd at the convention gives the pledge of allegiance. The Star-Spangled Banner is sung. Blumberg talks to members of the Samoan delegation.
16:28Copy video clip URL A whip for Brown speaks on the mixed accomplishments and disappointments of the week.
17:15Copy video clip URL Footage from the street follows. Scores of police officers prepare for a demonstration. A group protests the funding of death squads in El Salvador. A dozen link arms and lie down in the intersection. Eventually they are arrested.
25:46Copy video clip URL Blumberg rejoins the Samoan delegation on the floor. Daniel Langkilde says that he preferred the Atlanta convention. He says that the highlight so far was Governor Mario Cuomo but that the expects Clinton’s arrival to shine. He talks about the demonstrations. The delegates meet and talk to reporters. Langkilde says that he recognizes the importance of AIDS awareness but that HIV has not yet affected American Samoa.
32:02Copy video clip URL The 90’s correspondent Pat Creadon takes a photo of several Arkansans. A woman says that they don’t mind losing Bill from Arkansas as they’re “willing to share” and says that Jim Guy Tucker will serve finely.
33:29Copy video clip URL Blumberg talks to a young girl who is a Clinton delegate at the convention. He asks her how she got into politics and she replies, “I don’t know.” She says the sprinkles were her favorite part of the convention and that she is looking forward to the balloons.
41:05Copy video clip URL Samoan Sister Langkilde talks about visiting Washington Square Park where “crazy people” demonstrated in favor of legalizing marijuana. She says she does not care for the convention and is not into politics.
42:51Copy video clip URL Interview with Elizabeth Holtzman concerning women in politics and how voters go against their own interests.
47:38Copy video clip URL Two wheelchaired conventioneers get a photo taken. Blumberg passes Pat Creadon and comments that he’s only interviewing cute girls.
54:40Copy video clip URL Congressman Eni Faleomaveaga speaks on the convention and his take on his reelection in American Samoa.
58:33Copy video clip URL Blumberg speaks with the candidate for the congressional district of East Los Angeles county.
1:01:35Copy video clip URL Blumberg talks to police and paramedics in the hallway. Video quality drops briefly. Blumberg captures the fire department closing the floor.
1:18:11Copy video clip URL Video resumes normalcy. Mario Cuomo claps to the music. Excitement builds in the crowd. Jennifer Holiday performs.
1:20:51Copy video clip URL A video bio of Clinton runs.
1:23:51Copy video clip URL Bill Clinton gives his speech. A man holds a script and says that Clinton is sticking to it. The speech focuses on optimism and change.
1:26:37Copy video clip URL A woman holds a sign reading “Gennifer for VP.” Two Brown supporters are unenthusiastic. Blumberg focuses on a disenchanted conventioneer who reads along with the speech disbelievingly.
1:36:58Copy video clip URL Faleomavaega says Clinton’s speech is getting too long. An independent delegate says that anyone at the convention should be cheering on the man who will be running for president. The crowd celebrates after Clinton’s conclusion: “I still believe in a place called Hope.”
1:46:22Copy video clip URL A Brown demonstrator says that Clinton is an excellent speaker and that he doesn’t know what he’ll do come the general election.
1:49:37Copy video clip URL A man promotes the legalization of marijuana. He draws a parallel between Clinton claiming not to inhale marijuana and not reaching orgasm with Gennifer Flowers.
1:52:53Copy video clip URL Clinton, his staff, and his family celebrate on stage. Bill and Chelsea hold a sign that reads “Boot Bush ’92.” Crowds mill about and begin to leave. Reporters talk about the stress and chaos of conventions. A reporter says that his African Americans readers are wondering if there will be neglect with two southerners on the ticket and says that he will also be covering the Republican Convention.
1:58:32Copy video clip URL Blumberg speaks with Alfred Stein. He quotes William Tweed as saying, “He’ll make a lousy mayor but a beautiful candidate.” They make predictions on the election.
2:03:30Copy video clip URL Tape ends.