Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Author:   Newton N. Minow ,  Craig L. LaMay ,  Vartan Gregorian
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
ISBN:  

9780226530413


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   11 April 2008
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Newton N. Minow ,  Craig L. LaMay ,  Vartan Gregorian
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.30cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.462kg
ISBN:  

9780226530413


ISBN 10:   0226530418
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   11 April 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Minow and LaMay provide a fascinating look at the development of televised presidential debates and provide insightful suggestions on how to improve them. They're the perfect persons to guide our thinking on this important topic, plus they've made the issues fun to read about. - Walter Isaacson Newton Minow is the father of televised presidential debates, the most important new political institution of the last half-century. From his memo to Adlai Stevenson first suggesting the idea in 1955 to his sensible proposals for new formats in 2008, he has stood at the center of the 'debate over debates,' casting a cool eye on the medium and on the democratic process he has done so much to shape. This book tells that compelling story with wit, verve, and penetrating insight. - Jonathan Alter


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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 coauthors of Abandoned in the Wasteland.

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