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  • Innovations in Campaign Advertising
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    Innovations in Campaign Advertising

    David Schwartz presented numerous selections from his online exhibit, “The Living Room Candidate,” which features more than 300 television commercials from every presidential election since 1952. He examined the…

  • Campaign and Election Tactics
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    Campaign and Election Tactics

    Jon Grinspan and Zephyr Teachout talked about the tactics used by political parties in the late 19th century to secure votes, with public rallies, newspapers and even bars playing a…

  • History of Political Polling
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    History of Political Polling

    Vanderbilt University history professor Sarah Igo, and Washington Post polling director Jon Cohen talked about the history of political polling in America at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.…