The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1383 Monday, 5 July 2004
Date: Friday, 2 Jul 2004 13:00:49 -0400
Subject: Showing Candidates, as They Praise Themselves and Bury Others
July 1, 2004
THE TV WATCH
Showing Candidates, as They Praise Themselves and Bury Others
By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
The scariest campaign ad in modern presidential history is not the
"Willie Horton" commercial that George H. W. Bush used against Michael
Dukakis in 1988 or Lyndon B. Johnson's legendary "Daisy" ad of 1964 that
fanned fears about Barry Goldwater.
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Created four years ago by the American Museum of the Moving Image in
Astoria, Queens, the updated 2004 version, which is scheduled to go
online today, allows Internet users to browse through a far richer
collection of TV and Web campaign ads from 1952 to the present.
It is a truism that political campaigns nowadays are fought and won on
television, but it is also true that at this point in the campaign some
of the most talked-about ads are being shown only in swing states like
Ohio or Florida. The Web site allows New Yorkers and Californians to see
how the other half are being wooed.
It also gives Internet users easy access to the current campaign's Web
ads, which are more prevalent and troubling this election year than ever
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