Scenes from the 1992 campaign…

“The War Room” (1992)

The “War Room” was an important documentary film project with unprecedented access, but it wasn’t the pioneering effort in this genre of “fly-on-the-wall” depictions of modern American campaigns.  That mantle belongs to Robert Drew’s 1960 film, “Primary,” featuring footage of John F. Kennedy’s primary campaigns.

But arguably the most memorable and unprecedented media spectacle of the 1992 campaign came from Ross Perot and his on again / off again presidential bid.  See this clip of his first appearance on Larry King Live (CNN) in February 1992: