Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

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ISBN-13: 9780226530390
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Series: Prehistoric Archeology and Ecology series Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Newton N. Minow is senior counsel of Sidley Austin LLP, where he has practiced law since 1965, and is the Walter Annenberg Professor Emeritus of communications and law at Northwestern University. Craig L. LaMay is associate professor of journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. They are the authors and editors of numerous works and the coauthors of Abandoned in the Wasteland: Children, Television, and the First Amendment.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Vartan Gregorian

Chapter 1         How Adlai Stevenson Put John F. Kennedy in the White House
Chapter 2         Presidential Debates and “Equal Opportunity”
Chapter 3         “If You’re Thirty-two Points Behind, What Else Are You Going to Do?”
Chapter 4         The Commission on Presidential Debates and Its Critics
Chapter 5         The Dilemma: Who Debates?
Chapter 6         How to Improve the Presidential Debates
A          Memorandum of Understanding between the Bush and Kerry Campaigns, 2004
B          Negotiated Agreements between the League of Women Voters and the Ford and Carter Campaigns, 1976
C         Section 312 of the Communications Act: “Reasonable Access” for Candidates for Federal Office
D         Challenges to the CPD under Federal Election and Tax Law
E          Broadcast Debates and the First Amendment
F          The Televised Presidential Debates, 1960–2004

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