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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:19 PM
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Presidential Campaign TV ads/videos from 1952
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 09:12 PM by Tx4obama
There's an article on HuffPo and at the end of the article there is an embedded video from 1952 with a question
"First Televised ATTACK Ad?"
VIDEO here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/fcc-online-pol...
Note: in the video there is a republican with 'two heads'


So, then I wandered over to YouTube and found a few other ads from 1952 (but they wouldn't be considered attack ads like the one above)

Eisenhower Presidential Campaign Ad - "I Like Ike" Animated Television Commercial (1952)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zB2rqaLXP4

Adlai Ike 1952
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAsEDVIJ-84

1952 - Adlai for President
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgaUVvmMRLU

Adlai Stevenson 1952 campaign ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxYDTTNYMic


Times sure have changed :)



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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:06 PM
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1. It's the lack of content that's most striking in these ads.
Of course, television was still a new medium, and candidates (and their supporters) not only didn't know how to appeal to audiences with it, but, since most voters didn't have television sets yet, they probably didn't think it was as important as other venues (and they were right about that). It would be another twelve years before it was taken seriously for a presidential election.
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