[The 90’s Election Specials raw: St. Louis debate]

Raw tape for The 90's election specials. At one of the 1992 presidential debates, in the Washington University debate hall in St. Louis. Clinton after debate.

00:00Copy video clip URL Videomaker Eddie Becker inside the hall at Washington University in St. Louis before the presidential debate. He interviews Mike Waldman, longtime journalist, about politics and the debate; he thinks Bush is in “terrible trouble.”

13:09Copy video clip URL Official debate proceedings begin. Becker is situated very far from the stage. He zooms in on a man introducing the debate to the live audience. The tape cuts, and the audience gives a standing ovation as Bush and Clinton come onstage. The camera zooms in on Bush before cutting.

18:09Copy video clip URL The tape cuts and the debate is over. Becker interviews Waldman again about the results of the debate. Waldman gives the debate to Ross Perot, but says that Clinton won over Bush. Becker makes his way toward the stage, and Clinton signs autographs while Becker interviews people in the crowd. None of them have any particular insights, and some are still undecided.

34:04Copy video clip URL A bird’s eye view of the the press area. Becker talks to fellow journalists and they point out important people in the crowd, including Representative Tom Foley and publisher and Washington Post owner Phil Graham. At about 35:35, Senator Joe Biden is in the crowd. The journalists would like to ask the people about the effect of Ross Perot’s performance in the debate.

37:50Copy video clip URL The tape cuts to a man hurriedly developing film in the bathroom for a Japanese newspaper, mixing chemicals in the bathroom sink. He runs out of the bathroom carrying the strips of film to dry, and onto the main press floor, and examines the negatives before the tape ends.

43:52Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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