0:18 Tape begins abruptly with an Entertainment Tonight anchor reporting on a Beverly Hills 90210 episode about steroids.
0:43 Clip on E Tonight about “The 90’s” television show, produced by Tom Weinberg. He says, “It’s real. It’s people telling stories about other people. And the fact is, if it’s not entertaining, we failed.” The 90’s was called the most important and innovative news show on the air by Bilboard magazine.
1:08 Other Entertainment Tonight clips.
2:18 The 90’s opening.
2:48 Black screen.
3:20 Clip of news anchor Ed Rabel answering a question from a man in the studio. [For the full clip of Ed rehearsing his answer before the question is asked, see the “Watch It!” pilot, 27:49.]
4:09 A man talks about today’s method of “instant journalism.”
4:41 A man on a Ukelele sings “What’s That Smell?”
5:09 A market vendor shows off his fresh fish.
5:36 A man tells a story about a funny vendor guy who would say “Shutamaguy” before every word when he was selling his product.
6:37 Clips of Ostrich and Camel races.
7:20 “Andrew Jones, Roving Corresspondence.” AR ar, Iraq: Kids rap. Andrew Jones talks about wanting to joina group of peacekeepers going to Iraq.
8:34 Some weird reggae music video where people dance.
9:10 Meanwhile, in Watts: Two men drive in a truck and argue about what to call each other.
9:42 A young man talks about the stereotypes television creates about blacks.
10:19 A young girl is interviewed about why adults won’t let her see certain movies.
11:04 A boy of about 4 yrs goes around with a mic and attempts to interview people and pigs. It’s cute.
11:56 Irian Jaya: A very large group of kids play with a plastic ball.
12:15 A clothing vendor in New York City is asked about the latest fashions.
12:34 A man performs a heated monologue about money and the earth being for sale.
13:50 “The 90’s” promo.
14:21 Martin, KY: An angry man yells about his land being ruined
14:58 Phitsanoulak, Thailand. A food vendor on the street cooks by throwing food up in the air and catching it in his pan.
15:18 Erika Becker talks to her father about her “Sever al Policy” [Cerebral Palsy]. She explains what the disease does and how it made her feel. “What’s the worst part of having a handicap?” “I think being made fun of. That really hurts.” “Inside, even grownups treat me differently…but that’s because I’m different.” By Eddie Becker.
16:20 “The 90’s: Something new and different every week. Watch it.”
16:33 End of tape.