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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 06:27 AM
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Info about the content of Obama's 30-min telecast tonight:
http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/10/obama-ad-may-ha.html

UPDATED: Wednesday night's Barack Obama primetime ad will contain a live segment near the end of the telecast.

The Democratic candidate is in Florida tomorrow and teaming with former president Bill Clinton for the first time on the campaign trail. The live portion will be broadcast from an evening rally, though it's not clear if Clinton will share the stage during the segment.

"The entire half hour is being fed live to various outlets from a site in Florida," a source said. "They'll be feeding a tape for most of the broadcast and then a live portion at the end."

Though going live is technically more challenging and potentially more risky for Obama should something go awry, the plan will likely result in higher viewership than a mere taped telecast. The move also further explains why the Obama camp insisted on having all its ads run during the same time period.

The special -- titled "Barack Obama: American Stories" -- marks the first time in 16 years a presidential candidate has purchased a national address before the general election.


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Update: The Obama campaign provided The New York Times with a trailer from the taped portion. The footage is described as--

"...heavy in strings, flags, presidential imagery and some Americana filmed by Davis Guggenheim, whose father was the campaign documentarian of Robert F. Kennedy. As the screen flashes scenes of suburban lawns, a freight train and Mr. Obama seated at a kitchen table with a group of white, apparently working-class voters, Mr. Obama says: Weve seen over the last eight years how decisions by a president can have a profound effect on the course of history and on American lives; much thats wrong with our country goes back even farther than that.

The Times added that the content will highlight the stories of four American families and the challenges they face.



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UnrepentantUnitarian Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 06:34 AM
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1. Damn, is that link from Hannity's office?
The comments are the epitome of skewed, naive, ditto-head thinking.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 07:52 AM
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2. The Hollywood Reporter, link from Huffpo
It sounds like he will make a good pitch to the middle class, with issues most of America can relate to (not in the John & Cindy tax-bracket).
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 07:55 AM
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3. I'm surprised Obama is going to have a live segment
I figured the logistics of that would prohibit it, but it sounds like they've figured it out just like everything else. :)
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:18 AM
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4. yeah, I'm less concerned now that I know what he plans to do.
I'm crossing fingers, toes, anything that can be crossed! :)
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:19 AM
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5. WHERE IN FLORIDA? URGENT!!!
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:20 AM
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6. Do not underestimate our guy.
This is totally do-able and I'm sure the next leader of the free world knows exactly what he is doing.

Chin up gang - we are winning!
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