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Laura V. Gonzalez History 1302 In 1959 a young senator wrote an article for Young Magazine called “TV Guide” trumpeting the potential for the new medium of television to permanently change the way politics worked. In a little more than a year, the same senator, John F. Kennedy, would be elected president of the United States, thanks in no small part to his charismatic performance in a series of televised debates with opponent Richard Nixon and a TV ad campaign that featured some catchy jingles. Three years later, news coverage of Kennedy’s assassination would captivate the country, becoming one of the first major tragedies covered by network news. By that time, television’s place in shaping the political landscape was undeniable, which brings us back to the question about what role do I think TV has in politics. Based on recent years, it has had an even larger impact since everything else is televised and recorded to watch and be uploaded all over the
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