Chapter 13--The Media and American Politics Outline Questions

Chapter 13--The Media and American Politics Outline Questions

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Chapter 13--The Media and Name American Politics Period Introduction: Television and politics are inseparable. Much of today’s politics is played out before television cameras and watched nightly by millions of TV viewers. America will always remember television “events” such as the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s remark to Senator Dan Quayle during the vice-presidential debate that “You’re no John Kennedy,” and Ross Perot’s countless appearances on the Larry King show. One of the necessary traits of a president or an aspirant to congressional leadership is media presence, a knowledge of how to handle the news media and an ability to look and sound smooth in front of a camera. The campaign process itself has become dominated by media coverage, actions that candidates take to affect that coverage, and the cost and production requirements of television commercials. Nearly everyone agrees that the electoral process and the operations of government have been affected profoundly by the growth of the media, especially the electronic media. But beyond that, agreement ends.
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