News clips and various other footage examining the disparity between treatment of the black men who beat Reginald Denny during the 1992 uprising and the acquittal of the officers who beat Rodney King. Shot by Nancy Buchanan with Michael Zinzun driving & commenting. Continue reading
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Yesterday Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to her hometown of Park Ridge for a day packed with fundraisers (tickets for which ranged in price from $45-$27,000). Clinton was met largely with hometown support and reminisced about her days in Park Ridge. She spoke about national security, the importance of accountability in politics and being true to one’s word. According to the Chicago Tribune, Clinton encountered some protesters as well. A senior from Hillary’s alma mater, Maine South High School, said he couldn’t … Continue reading
In the Clintons’ long political history together, each has played the supporting role at some point in time. As much as their reciprocal campaigning has garnered support, it has led to some public missteps that have proved difficult to sweep under the rug or past the ever-vigilant media. Hillary has been haunted by remarks she made in 1996, calling certain children “super predators” in defense of racially discriminatory criminal justice legislation like her husband’s 1994 crime bill. On a few occasions, Bill … Continue reading
Footage from the 1992 presidential election, including fights by white supremacist candidates to get on the ballot in Illinois, a Richard M. Daley press conference, and primary election night at the Illinois headquarters for the Paul Tsongas campaign. Continue reading
As the final presidential debate approaches, take an inside look at the 1992 face-off between President George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton, and H. Ross Perot, moderated by Jim Lehrer. THE 90’s takes us inside “Spin Alley,” where political consultants and spokespeople including Marlin Fitzwater, Mickey Kantor, George Stephanopoulos, and Orson Swindle attempt to craft the post-debate story in favor of their candidate. Don’t miss it. Watch the full debate special from THE 90’s.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots that were triggered by the news of the acquittal of the five L.A. police officers who had beaten Rodney King (1965-2012) after a car chase and his arrest in 1991. The police actions against King were captured on videotape which was broadcast worldwide on TV. Videomaker Andrew P. Jones created a stunning portrait of Los Angeles and its people shortly after the 1992 riots. Jones, one of the most talented videomakers ever, passed … Continue reading