This week, From the Vault continues with Part 2 of a special conventions documentary…
“This documentary sets a new high water mark for the preservation of informative insights. Like Pacifica’s history, it shines on the front line of freedom.”
~Molefi Kete Asante – Author of Erasing Racism and The Survival of the American Nation
The various political parties of the American political system are rallying this summer to officially announce their nominee for President of the United States. This week on From the Vault, we present Part Two of an award-winning 2004 documentary A Passel of Pomp and a Circus of Circumstance, produced by the Pacifica Radio Archives, that explores the history of the national political party conventions, and the mission dynamics that set Pacifica Radio’s coverage apart from mainstream media — coverage that remains today an inspiration for independent, progressive journalists everywhere.
Listening to A Passel of Pomp and a Circus of Circumstance, you will travel from the formal speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, to the battles inside and outside the Chicago 1968 convention and the radical sounds of Rage Against the Machine in the streets of Los Angeles in 2000. Every historic recording is quintessential Pacifica; highlights are drawn from both Republican and Democratic conventions over the years, as well as the Mississippi Freedom Party convention in the 60’s, the Shadow Convention of 2000, and the 2004 Boston Social Forum. This special production showcases Pacifica Radio’s innovative reporting at its most daring.
From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.
Archival recordings used in this week’s episode, A Passel of Pomp and a Circus of Circumstance, Part Two:
PZ0595.01-02 A Passel of Pomp and a Circus of Circumstance (ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY) MORE INFO
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