This Week In Joe’s Basement, episode 39a: It Seemed Like the Thing to Do at the Time or The Diapers and Daises Dance, Part II.
Viewer mail for episode 39. Continue reading
Epidose 1302 of “CamNet,” a two hour cable program produced by Nancy Cain and friends in L.A. in the mid-90s. This episode features video from a tunnel infrastructure project in Oahu, Hawaii; a subway construction project in Los Angeles, California, and Louis ‘Studs’ Terkel speaking at his bridge dedication ceremony in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading
Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. The tape begins with footage from a festival. A man plays protest-ish originals and a gospel group performs. “We Shall Overcome” is sung in a host of languages. A man speaks on the rise of Japan and the decline of the United States. Ralph Nader speaks on education, civic involvement, and the economy. Dr. Neal Bernard speaks against unhealthy food and draws parallels to addictive substances. Continue reading
Raw footage for The 90’s Election Specials. Videomaker Nancy Cain visits the set of “Designing Women” in order to talk to longtime Clinton family friend and fundraiser Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. Bill Clinton’s mother, Virginia Clinton, is in the studio audience to see her son (Bill’s half-brother) Roger Clinton play in his band, Politics. This tape is raw footage for the master edit found on 10701. Continue reading
Andrew Jones goes to Los Angeles in the aftermath of the riots of 1992. He speaks with many people about the racial issues that sparked this uprising–the feeling that blacks and Latinos had been systematically discriminated against in their own neighborhoods for years. The main complaint is that stores in their neighborhoods were owned by whites and Koreans and they were overcharged for all services and products. Much of the tension appears to be between the blacks/Latinos and the Korean shop owners. Another interesting feature of the tape is the discussion of the differing motives between rioters and looters and between the actions in different parts of the city. For example, in some areas, only specific businesses, those that were seen as longtime oppressors, were targeted. A man shows footage from his camcorder of the looting, and notes that all of the looters were white, and all were smiling. Clearly, the situation in Los Angeles was far from simple. This tape is a fascinating glimpse into the psychology of the time period. Continue reading
Footage for The 90’s Election Specials. Videomaker Nancy Cain visits the set of “Designing Women” in Hollywood in order to talk to longtime Clinton family friend and fundraiser Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. Raw footage for the master edit found on 10701. Continue reading
This video is the film that was produced for and shown at the 1992 democratic convention. It is a biographical portrait of Bill Clinton. Clinton reminisces on his childhood experiences, his adolescence, and his early political career. It is designed to showcase the values and life views that Clinton gained through his humble beginnings in Hope, AR. It is made up of interviews and narration, often placed over old photographs. The tape also includes an additional “special personal message from Bill Clinton.” Continue reading