Episode 101 of the award-winning TV series, The 90's. This episode features the following segments:
02:02Copy video clip URL “Love on $14” by Steve Martini and James McCarthy. A portrait of the Grateful Dead concert experience. The videomakers spent three days at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin interviewing Deadheads camping on the concert grounds and exploring the reasons behind their intense devotion.
09:46Copy video clip URL Mickey Finn commentary. Finn, director of the Center for Drug Free Schools and Communities, calls for more research into the effects of marijuana and its place in our economy.
11:05Copy video clip URL A vintage Phillip Morris cigarette commercial featuring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
12:19Copy video clip URL “More Than A Game” by Joel Cohen and Joe Angio. An excerpt from a documentary about the role of basketball in the lives of African American men in Chicago.
17:33Copy video clip URL Erika Becker commentary by Eddie Becker. Erika Becker, a young girl, talks about her hopes for the 1990’s. She hopes that the ’90s will have less crime than the ’80s.
19:32Copy video clip URL “Latvian Music.” Musician Valdis Muktapavels plays a traditional Latvian wedding song.
21:26Copy video clip URL “Varela in Xingu” by Ohlar Electronico. A documentary examining the native Xingu people of Brazil hosted by Ernesto Varela. Their leader talks of his love of the jungle. In Portuguese w/ English subtitles.
25:38Copy video clip URL “Afternoon TV in Mexico” by Karen Ranucci. A compilation of snippets from Mexican television. It focuses on the similarities between Mexican programming and U.S. programming (in fact, we see some if the very same shows, just in Spanish).
29:24Copy video clip URL “Wisconsin Wiener Mobile” by Matt Gilson. A short look at the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile.
31:53Copy video clip URL “Krishna vs. Christians” by Nancy Cain. A short video about a Hare Krishna parade in Venice Beach, California and the Christians who are on hand to protest it.
36:28Copy video clip URL Louise Hay commentary. Hay, a metaphysical counselor, shares some predictions for the 1990’s, including the medical community embracing holistic therapies and a “cleaning up of the planet.”
37:19Copy video clip URL Chip Lord commentary by Skip Blumberg. Lord shares some former predictions for the 1990’s, including the replacement of cars by computers and interspecies communication.
38:28Copy video clip URL “Greater Yellowstone News.” Phil Morton and Elizabeth Laden search for two missing bison carcasses that were removed by park rangers, arguing that Yellowstone visitors should be allowed to see death as well as life.
42:34Copy video clip URL “Talkin’ ‘Bout Droppin’ Out!” by Teen Vision Posse and Branda Miller. A documentary about an African American boy who tells how his family motivated him to stay in school.
45:14Copy video clip URL An excerpt from the documentary “Four More Years” by TVTV. In this piece Ronald Reagan gives a speech to the young people gathered at the 1972 Republican National Convention.
46:00Copy video clip URL “Homeless Demonstration” by Eddie Becker. Marchers demonstrate in Washington D.C. for affordable housing.
48:30Copy video clip URL “Machine Song” by Chel White. An animated piece examining the commoditization of workers.
50:25Copy video clip URL “Nuestro Tequio” by the Zapoteca Indians. A short documentary about the communal work of the Zapoteca Indians of Mexico. We watch the them put a new roof on a municipal building.
53:52Copy video clip URL Richard Trumpka, President of the United Mine Workers Union, gives a speech in St. Paul, Virginia. He talks about disappointments of the ’80s and his hopes for the ’90s.
54:43Copy video clip URL “Jose and His Car” by Skip Blumberg. We talk to a man named Jose while he washes his car on the street. He talks about looking forward to making money in the ’90s and is happy to see the ’80s go (citing lack of opportunities).
55:51Copy video clip URL “Joe Cummings’ People.” Cummings talks about wanting to see regular people on television.
57:31Copy video clip URL The 90’s end credits.
59:40Copy video clip URL End of tape.