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1934 "Newsreels" - California Governor's Campaign

Author and journalist Greg Mitchell discussed three “newsreels” produced by MGM Studios in the 1934 successful campaign to defeat Democratic… read more

Author and journalist Greg Mitchell discussed three “newsreels” produced by MGM Studios in the 1934 successful campaign to defeat Democratic gubernatorial candidate Upton Sinclair. Between screening the five-minute newsreels, Mr. Mitchell described the campaign issues and argued that these were the first modern attack ads. He discovered the newsreels in the early 1990s while researching his book, The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair’s Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics. close

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1934 "Newsreels" - California Governor's Campaign

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Program ID:
508703-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Nyack, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 20, 2021 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 27, 2021 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 20, 2021 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2021 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 22, 2021 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 27, 2021 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 3

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