0:20 Chicago 1991. Kid talks about the difference, in his mind, between black people and niggers.
1:15 “The 90’s” intro. This program is about race.
2:00 “Drive Through Watts” by Jim Mulryan. In a pickup truck driving through the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, James Woods, an African American man, and Matthew Lang, a white man, discuss racism in America. According to Woods, “Racism in America is like a disease, like alcoholism.” He lists the stages of dealing with alcoholism, emphasizing the prevalence of denial, in order to imply that most Americans are racist yet do not realize it. He discusses the difficulties faced by young African-American men who are looking fo r jobs, insisting that a white man with the same qualifications will always be chosen over the black man. Lang does not believe that racism is as extreme a problem as Woods claims, instead attributing the rampant unemployment of African-American males to other issues, such as poor education.
5:4 0 Music video. White executive gets dressed and eats breakfast, enjoys his wealth. At the end we learn that it was all a fantasy of a restaurant worker.
8:05 Erika Becker talks to her father about her “Several Policy” [Cerebral Palsy]. She explains what the disease does and how it made her f eel. “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.
14:50 Johnny Marijuanaseed plants hemp along a highway and talks about advantages of hemp as a crop.
15:35 The 90’s Intro: Hemp Episode.
16:00 Narrator Talks about hemp’s value as a product.
16:15 Nancy Cain interviews Johnny Marijuanaseed who shows several hemp products, including paper. Says hemp would have ruined the paper/logging industry. Discusses William Randolph Hearst bringing anti-marijuana press into papers to protect his business interests.
18:55 Wavy Gravy says marijuana should be legalized because it’s not at all like hard drugs. Says business interests keep marijuana illegal, then talks about his favorite TV shows: “The Simpsons” “Night Music” and “The 90’s”, “the 60’s standing on your head.”
20:45 Todd Alcott performs a rant.
22:45 David Wilhelm, Clinton’s campaign manager, talks about Clinton’s plans to win presidency.
23:10 The 90’s Election Special: The Primary Intro.
24:00 Super Tuesday: March 10, 1992, the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Tom Hart, advanceman for a Clinton rally. Hart plans music and logistics of event. Hart argues with the press about where they’ll stand during the event.
26:55 Bill Clinton enters the event while leading in the polls. Hart yells at press people for getting cameras in the shot. Hillary welcomes the audience.
27:55 Jerry Brown campaign workers field call s for a live taping. Brown answers questions of callers.
29:40 Crowd of supporters greet Carol Mosley Braun at a rally. Braun speaks to supporters.
30:55 Perot, Bush, Clinton at debates.
31:20 The 90’s: It’s Debate-able intro.
32:20 2 days before the first presidential debate. Kansas City, MO: Three Days of Clinton Debate Prep. George Stephanopoulos talks about debate preparations in Kansas City. Another staffer talks about the mock-debate setup.
34:30 Michael Sheehan and another speechwriter work up lines for the upcoming speech.
35:10 James Carville talks about his hopes for the debates .
35:35 Susan Zirinsky from CBS news talks about the importance of the debate, mainly because of the presence of the third candidate. She calls her work “seductive,” saying that she’s had a great run in the news business.
37:25 Watch IT! clips featuring Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Bush, etc. in politically awkward moments.
40:10 Noelle, host of Watch IT! Introduces the show and Bill Clinton clips, and introduces Joel Cohen describing the show.
41:05 “Beginning of the Trail.” January 7, 1992, Bill Clinton schmoozes, plays pool, bowls, etc.
42:35 Clintons meet a young girl named Destiny . Immediately after Clinton walks away, reporters basically attack little girl for information.
43:25 Hillary Clinton talks about “confused” role of press. Some reporters direct Clinton around to get better photographs.
44:20 Noelle and Cohen introduce next clip.
44:35 David Wilhelm, Clinton campaign manager, talks 5 weeks later about ruthless plans to win presidency.
45:00 END OF TAPE.