[The 90’s Election Specials raw: South Side Irish Parade #1]

Raw footage for The 90's election specials: the South Side Irish Parade in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood.

00:00Copy video clip URL Videomaker Pat Creadon interviews people before the parade, including children marching with their school as well as workers on national political campaigns (including a large group of Jerry Brown supporters), and representatives from local wards. The first section of the tape is spent mostly talking with the Jerry Brown supporters about their candidate, though there are some Mario Cuomo supporters as well.

21:42Copy video clip URL George Grey, a representative from the Illinois office of the Pat Buchanan campaign, candidly expresses his disappointment that the national office didn’t see fit to have Buchanan attend the parade and claims they haven’t even paid him for his work yet. He feels that Buchanan could have “stolen the parade,” since the Beverly neighborhood is the type of area ripe with “Reagan Democrats,” who could be convinced to vote Republican.

26:30-37:00Copy video clip URL (the rest of this interview), the tape goes to static and won’t play.

37:15Copy video clip URL Senator Paul Tsongas waits in the parade line. In contrast to the earlier segments with the friendly Jerry Brown supporters, Tsongas’ people will not talk to the camera. Tsongas gives high-fives to several children who seem excessively excited to see him. More visual problems.

43:56Copy video clip URL Creadon walks with a man carrying a George H.W. Bush sign and asks the Bush/Quayle supporters, “Is it harder for you to get excited since your candidate isn’t here?” They give an unintentionally humorous response, “No, we’re excited about George Bush all the time.”

56:34Copy video clip URL Jerry Brown marches in the parade and responds to rapturous praise from attendees.

58:02Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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