Paper Tiger Television Presents: Erik Barnouw Looks at Television and The Elections: Is U.S. Democracy Going Down The Tubes?
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Media historian Erik Barnouw traces the development of the election campaign through the early days of radio to today's big $$$ TV campaigns. Addressing the roles of media companies, sponsors, government, and the candidates, this video presents an incisive overview of 20th century media. Barnouw is the author of many books on media, including "Tube of Plenty" and "Documenting the Documentary".
TRT: 28 minutes
Tape # 222