Sock It To Me? A Short History of Presidents on TV

In the 1960s, the very idea of presidential candidates appearing on television was cause for serious debate. “From now on,” wrote New York Times columnist James Reston, “it will be important to analyze not only who has the best speech writers but who has the best gag-writers.” He called the appearances part of “the rigged political show” and claimed it’s “the greatest development since the stuffed ballot box.” Read more from The Washington Post.

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