Presidential Debates: Forty Years of High-Risk TV

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Columbia University Press, Oct 1, 2001 - Performing Arts - 280 pages
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Drawing on his own experience as an award-winning reporter and TV producer and through illuminating interviews with journalists and producers who have worked on presidential debates, Alan Schroeder sheds light on every presidential debate from 1960 to the present. From the selection of questioners to the camera angles, from issues of makeup to lighting and stage set, Schroeder shows how decisions are made that influence every aspect of what the audience perceives. The book takes readers on a fascinating backstage tour, approaching the debates within the framework of the fundamental steps to which TV producers adhere: preproduction, production, and postproduction. Calling upon behind-the-scenes stories from seven campaign seasons, Schroeder illustrates how the live component of the debates, far from diminishing dramatic potential, increases our anticipation - not least because of viewer curiosity to watch one candidate make a grave error and go down in flames.

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Must See TV Is it all style and no substance? Do television debates still matter? Who will win the Obama versus McCain debate and why? Well, maybe the last one was a stretch, but Alan Schroeder ... Read full review

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A descriptive (but not very analytic) look at the tradition of presidential debates. Good for anyone wanting to get a close look at what goes on in the planning and execution of these debates. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

ALAN SCHROEDER is the author of several acclaimed picture books that capture the early lives of notable African Americans. His work has earned ALA Notables and has been honored among TIME magazine's Best Children's Books of the Year. Schroeder lives in Alameda, California.

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