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Presidential Debates : Fifty Years of High-Risk TV / Alan Schroeder.

Author/Creator:
Schroeder, Alan author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Edition:
second edition
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Campaign debates -- United States.
Presidents -- United States -- Election.
Television in politics -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Alan Schroeder's popular history now covers the 2000 Bush-Gore and 2004 Bush-Kerry debates, including innovations in format and press coverage, and adds new research on televised debates since 1960. Schroeder organizes his book according to a television production timeline, highlighting the importance of pre- and postdebate periods, as well as the live telecasts themselves. He describes production in painstaking detail, from the selection of questioners to camera angles, from makeup to lighting and set design. Televised debates represent a rare departure from well-choreographed campaigns, and new media such as YouTube continue to reshape form and content. Conducting interviews with journalists and industry insiders, and drawing on his own experience as an award-winning reporter and television producer, Schroeder delivers a fascinating backstage tour of every aspect of debate performance.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The First Presidential Debate
Part I: Preproduction
1. The Predebate Debate
2. Predebate Strategy
3. Candidate Preparation
4. Predebate News Coverage
Part II: Production
5. The Debaters
6. The Questioners
7. The Productions
Part III: Postproduction
8. Postdebate News Coverage
9. The Audience
10. Making Presidential Debates Better
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Appendix: Schedule of Televised Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates, 1960-2004
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231511780
OCLC:
1013944526
Publisher Number:
10.7312/schr14104 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.