Book Discussion on Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars

In their book, Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars: The Trivial Pursuit of the Presidency 1988, Germond and Witcover give a retrospective… read more

In their book, Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars: The Trivial Pursuit of the Presidency 1988, Germond and Witcover give a retrospective analysis of the 1988 presidential election. Calling the campaign a “tug-of-war over the flag,” they discuss the patriotic issues that arose and are critical of the manner in which the press handled such matters. They specifically focus on the role of the campaign managers and point out the “defining events” leading up to the election. They share particularly interesting stories of the actual interviews that they conducted with candidates and managers. close

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Book Discussion on Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars

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Program ID:
8879-1
Category:
Booknotes
Format:
Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 27, 1989
Last Aired:
Jan 1, 1990

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  • Aug 27, 1989 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 27, 1989 | 11:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 28, 1989 | 3:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 28, 1989 | 6:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 29, 1989 | 12:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 1989 | 4:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 30, 1989 | 9:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 28, 1989 | 8:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 29, 1989 | 3:07am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 29, 1989 | 11:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 29, 1989 | 4:52pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 1990 | 6:14am EST | C-SPAN 2
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