Bill Singer campaign

This short news segment describes Bill Singer's loss at the 1975 race to become mayor of Chicago, as well as his current campaign for the 1979 mayoral election.

0:03Copy video clip URL A reporter, Elizabeth Brackett, describes Bill Singer’s campaign to be elected mayor of Chicago in the 1975 mayoral race. He spend over $1 million and campaigned 14 hours a day, but still lost the election to Richard Daley. He then began working as president of Prime Time School Television, “a firm helping teachers use television in the classroom”, but he still holds onto his dream of becoming mayor.

0:35Copy video clip URL Singer talks about his passion for Chicago. The reporter talks to the campaign organizer that is working on Singer’s campaign for the 1979 mayoral race.

1:29Copy video clip URL The video shows Singer campaigning on the street. Brackett says that many people believe that Singer will never become mayor of Chicago, and that either a “black candidate or a conservative white ethnic candidate” would have a much better chance of winning the election.

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