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Introduction

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

President John F. Kennedy said that without the televised debates he would not have been elected president in 1960. Going into the campaign, Kennedy was not nearly as well known as Richard M. Nixon, ... More


The Dilemma: Who Debates?

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The most serious criticism of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is that it conspires with the major parties to deny candidates other than the Republican and Democratic nominees the ... More


The Political Information Cycle

Andrew Chadwick

in The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199759477
eISBN:
9780199345113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759477.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Following chapter 3, the emphasis shifts toward deeper exploration of key events and processes that reveal the hybrid media system in flow. Chapter 4 proposes a new approach to political news making ... More


Do Televised Debates Affect Voting Behavior?: Evidence from the 2009, 2013, and 2017 German Federal Elections

Jürgen Maier, Michaela Maier, and Thorsten Faas

in The Changing German Voter

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198847519
eISBN:
9780191882197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847519.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Although televised debates between party leaders nowadays are a staple of German electoral campaigns, their behavioral effects are still unclear. Based on quasi-experimental data for the 2009, 2013, ... More


Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Newton N. Minow and Craig L. LaMay

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Newton Minow's long engagement with the world of television began nearly fifty years ago when President John F. Kennedy appointed him chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. As its head, ... More


The Commission on Presidential Debates and Its Critics

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Institutionalizing presidential debates had been the goal of the League of Women Voters, but by 1984 it was clear that it simply did not have the clout to succeed. In 1976, 1980, and 1984, the ... More


“If You're Thirty-two Points Behind, What Else Are You Going to Do?”

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

The 1960 temporary exemption to the Equal Time law provided by Congress marked the formal beginning of televised presidential debates in the United States. That they happened at all, however, owed ... More


How to Improve the Presidential Debates

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

The 2008 presidential election was the first in fifty-six years—since Dwight D. Eisenhower ran against Adlai E. Stevenson in 1952—that American voters did not have a choice on their ballots that ... More


Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Edmund F. Kallina Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is a book for everyone who thinks they know what happened in the pivotal election year of 1960. For 50 years we've accepted Theodore White's premise (from The Making of the President, 1960) that ... More


How Adlai Stevenson Put John F. Kennedy in the White House

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1955, two of the most powerful men in the United States, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, both suffered heart attacks. Eisenhower decided to run again ... More


Presidential Debates and “Equal Opportunity”

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

From the vantage point of the twenty-first century, it is easy to overlook the fact that much of the long controversy surrounding the presidential debates in the United States had nothing to do with ... More


The Political Information Cycle

Andrew Chadwick

in The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190696726
eISBN:
9780190696764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696726.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, International Relations and Politics

Following chapter 3, the emphasis shifts toward deeper exploration of key events and processes that reveal the hybrid media system in flow. Chapter 4 proposes a new approach to political news making ... More


The process of frame-building

Marina Dekavalla

in Framing referendum campaigns in the news

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119896
eISBN:
9781526136145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119896.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 attempts to explain the prominence of these frames in the media coverage, based on insights from interviews with broadcasters and their sources. It proposes five factors which played a role ... More


The media framing of the referendum

Marina Dekavalla

in Framing referendum campaigns in the news

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119896
eISBN:
9781526136145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119896.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 looks at which frames were most prominent in the media coverage of the referendum. The frames identified earlier are traced in the coverage of the end of the campaign on BBC Scotland and ... More


Conservative Revival and the Rise of ‘Others’: Elections, 2010–15

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198844952
eISBN:
9780191880322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844952.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the closely fought elections of 2010 and 2015, the first of which produced the first British coalition government since 1945 in a period which saw the continued fragmentation of ... More


British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

David Denver and Mark Garnett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Despite a recent decline in voter turnout, British general elections are still the centrepiece of Britain's liberal democracy and their results make a real difference to every British citizen. They ... More


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