This is a continuation of footage from Bughouse Square in August 1998. Studs Terkel spoke a little earlier in the day and is not included on this tape.
00:00Copy video clip URL The video begins with color bars and tone.
00:34Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of a group of audience members taking their seats and listening to Kathy Kelly as she speaks about the perils of pernicious U.S. Foreign Policy, specifically in Iraq. She shares some of her personal stories about her time spent in Iraq.
02:30Copy video clip URL The cameraman makes his way over to another soapbox where an unidentified man is talking about the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He appears to be giving a fairly entertaining speech and receives both praise and objection for some of his comments. Many of the audience members become actively involved in the speech, repudiating a couple of his statements.
10:34Copy video clip URL Cut to another unidentified speaker. This man’s public address is more like a performance than a mere speech. He is very animated and energetic throughout his time on the soap box. He calls for unity among all people, regardless of race, religion, or gender. This lasts for several minutes. The cameraman eventually makes his way back to the man who had been talking about the Monica Lewinsky scandal. After he finishes his speech, the cameraman follows those in attendance back to the main stage where the best orator of the day will be presented with the dill pickle award.
22:16Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of an unidentified speaker talking about the bourgeoisie of the 1840s and the cutthroat aspect of capitalism in the U.S. There is also a little bit of footage of another speaker talking about the problems of capitalism in the U.S.
31:10Copy video clip URL Tape ends.