MARK RUSSELL COMEDY SPECIAL (TV)

Summary

One in this series of comedy/musical specials featuring political satirist Mark Russell. In this program, Russell entertains an audience-in-the-round at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Buffalo, NY with irreverent song parodies and barbed monologues inspired by current events. Topics of satire include the following: the 1992 U.S. Presidential campaign; conservative firebrand Pat Buchanan's speech at the Republican National Convention, and the G.O.P.'s concomitant espousal of "family values"; why Democratic nominee Bill Clinton chose Sen. Al Gore as his running mate; the Democratic Convention in New York City; speculation about who will fill Clinton's cabinet should he be elected; President Bush's "floundering" re-election campaign; allegations that Bush and independent candidate H. Ross Perot were spying on each other; Perot's unexpected decision to drop out of the race; and right-wing radio programs, including Rush Limbaugh's.

Acquisition and cataloging of this program was made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


Details

  • NETWORK: PBS WNED-TV
  • DATE: August 26, 1992 Wednesday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:48
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:34700
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Parody
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1975-
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Credits

  • Mark Russell … Host, Performer
  • Patrick J. Buchanan
  • George Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • Al Gore
  • Limbaugh, Rush (See also: Christie, Jeff)
  • H. Ross Perot