GOP, Meet Stoney Burke

“You have to put all your intelligence in your back pocket and you can talk to these people”

                                                                                  -Stoney Burke

Last night’s Republican production reminded us of conventions past. In 1992, performance artist Stoney Burke provided an inside view for our series THE 90’s, which was broadcast nationally on PBS.

Stoney’s confrontational interview style predated The Daily Show by four years. Looking at this pioneering video, you can see it as a precursor to the era of comedic, yet politically engaged commentary on TV.

Watch the full hour-long special documenting both the 1992 RNC and DNC at



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