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a bit of background

September 14, 2007

I’ve been looking at some scholarly atricles and essays that apply to our presidential debate blog. Even with the rise of sites like Youtube, television still dominates how many Americans watch candidates debate, and in turn form their opinions on how to vote. So I thought it would be interesting to look at how this precedent was set. The Kennedy/Nixon debates in 1960 were the point at which the electoral process moved into the livingrooms of Americans across the nation. An article by Liette Gidlow at historynoy.org takes a look at the rise of the television era of debate. The link: http://www.historynow.org/09_2004/historian2.html

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  1. Zakahi permalink
    September 15, 2007 6:41 am

    Hey, you should try making that a link in the future. Do you have any thoughts on the article?

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