1956--How Television Could Help the Voter

Morgan, Edward P.
June 1956
New Republic;6/4/56, Vol. 134 Issue 23, p15
This article focuses on the use of television in political campaigning. The U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower, will make history by conducting what might be called a television screenporch campaign, lighting up the country's 40-million-odd TV sets with periodic messages from the White House. With all the deceptive dangers it holds, with all the capacity it has for making political histrionics more synthetic and less sincere, television may well hold the magic key to a new and priceless dimension in political campaigning: a clear, candid picture of the candidate.


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