Raw tape for The 90's election specials. This tape covers the 1992 Illinois Senatorial primary between incumbent Alan Dixon, Carol Moseley Braun, and Al Hofeld. After the Senatorial debate at WLS-TV, Alan Dixon speaks to the press about the results of the debate and talks about his record, followed by Braun, then Hofeld. Afterward, reporters talk casually with the candidates.
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00:19Copy video clip URL After the Senatorial debate at WLS-TV, reporters mill around waiting for the candidates in the TV studio where the debate has just taken place.
03:45Copy video clip URL Alan Dixon speaks to the press about the results of the debate and his record, about which he feels confident. Reporters question him about his confidence, and the other candidates. He is, perhaps, overly confident about winning. “This is not going to be a landslide, but I assure you it will be a comfortable victory.”
11:12Copy video clip URL Braun takes the podium, and she believes she won the debate, but immediately pushes for additional debates: “The only way we’re going to be able to restore accountability… is if we have actual discussion in which people are made accountable.” The tape cuts, and Braun answers questions and criticism about some sort of contract. The camera looks at reporters listening to Braun. Someone asks about the separation of church and state.
18:54Copy video clip URL Hofeld now comes onstage, and someone begins by asking about separation of church and state. He keeps his opinions about the debate to himself, but wants Braun to be scrutinized. He criticizes her lobbying and the contract being discussed earlier. The contract apparently gave one million dollars to contractor who is a friend of Braun’s. “She is no different than Alan Dixon.” He then criticizes Dixon for taking free plane rides. “I am too independent for them,” he says, speaking about how he funds his own campaign. “Dixon is in a free fall” in the polls and “the race is liquid.”
27:13Copy video clip URL Afterward, reporters talk casually with the candidates. Videomaker Diane Abt talks to one of the reporters she saw beforehand (on tape 10450).
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