Election Night: A Television History 1948-2012 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Election Night: A Television History by Stephen Battaglio is a fascinating and revealing look at the evolution of U.S. presidential election night broadcasts and how since 1948, this televised event galvanizes the nation.

It explores the technical advancements in vote counting, live coverage from the field, how the networks get polling information and call a state for a candidate and how the drama unfolds in the control room. Through the lens ...
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Election Night: A Television History 1948-2012

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Overview

Election Night: A Television History by Stephen Battaglio is a fascinating and revealing look at the evolution of U.S. presidential election night broadcasts and how since 1948, this televised event galvanizes the nation.

It explores the technical advancements in vote counting, live coverage from the field, how the networks get polling information and call a state for a candidate and how the drama unfolds in the control room. Through the lens of NBC News, Election Night highlights significant commentary by legendary news figures such as Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert, and Brian Williams.

Drawing from the extensive archives of NBC News, Battaglio goes through every presidential race beginning with Truman vs. Dewey and covers all sixteen elections broadcasted since the dawn of television, including the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama.

Filled with anecdotal stories about political campaigns and network coverage, Election Night provides a "behind-the-scenes" account by industry professionals and gives inside access to history in the making.

Photos are featured throughout as well as memorabilia from each political campaign.

The book features many of television's most memorable appearances by major political figures in U.S. history including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Barack Obama, among many others.

Election Night: A Television History is a must read for history buffs, political junkies, television enthusiasts and anyone interested in discovering how every four years our nation elects the President of the United States and how Americans watch it happen.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938069185
  • Publisher: NBC Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 467,134
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Stephen Battaglio
Stephen Battaglio

STEPHEN BATTAGLIO is the business editor for TV Guide Magazine. He has covered the television industry since 1989, for New York Daily News and The Hollywood Reporter, among other publications. He lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Enhanced version not worth it.

    The book is great reading, but I bought the enhanced version because I saw the author on tv talking about the videos embedded in it. Turns out there are only 4 videos in the whole book, and they are from the 40's and 50'. I should have bought the regular version.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Excellent Book ffom NBC NEWS


    This book is really good you should buybit

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Great storytelling

    Elections from the view of the anchor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Not bad

    Loved reading NBC's account of covering the election. Very insightful on thr anchors and their opinions of the campaigns as it rolled towards Election Night. I got the Enhanced Version, did not view the videos yet, but did have trouble turning the pages, where sometimes I needed to bring up the book menu and use the Go To Page option. Content was great, tech not so great.

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    Posted December 30, 2012

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