[The 90s Election Specials raw: Clinton at Beasley School #2]

Footage for The 90's Election Specials. Presidential candidate Bill Clinton visits Beasley School on Chicago's South Side. This footage is a continuation of a previous tape, and picks up in the library where Clinton has just given a speech.

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00:36Copy video clip URL Clinton answers questions from students. One young girl asks, “If you become president, will you take good care of our future and our country?” Clinton explains his plan for the economy and system for loans.

04:30Copy video clip URL A man asks about how Clinton will address drugs, but the camera cuts and instead records some of the parents and students. Clinton continues to discuss issues in the background. Videomaker Andrew Jones briefly zooms in on David Wilhelm, Clinton’s campaign manager.

08:50Copy video clip URL A man asks about unemployment and foreign relations, and Clinton discusses the end of the Cold War and the importance of US presence abroad, though “it is time to put the needs of our people first.”

10:55Copy video clip URL A man asks about public housing and crime. Clinton uses the good environment in the school to model what should be done in prisons. He talks about partnerships with African Americans.

16:27Copy video clip URL Clinton’s speech is over, the crowd surrounds him for autographs and handshakes. Clinton leaves in a motorcade.

23:50Copy video clip URL Back inside to the school’s office, people get ready to end the day.

26:50Copy video clip URL Jones leaves the school and gets in a car, where the driver points out landmarks in the area.

29:45Copy video clip URL Inside The 90’s office, where Skip Blumberg, Tom Weinberg, Joel Cohen, Eddie Becker, Pat Creadon and other The 90’s crew discuss footage. The visual here is odd, almost pixelated.

43:50Copy video clip URL Someone else tapes Jones as he explains that since he is black he was filming black politics and now he will do white politics. “The best way to be objective is to be reborn… to be objective is to be dead.” They play with the camera for a while.

50:58Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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