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Twentieth Century America, witnessed the rise of electronic television technologies that brought show business entertainment to politics.  Television spawned a new generation of image politics that transformed political messages, and subsequently American politics. 

In Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman suggests that, “Typography once dictated the style of conducting politics … [but] television now takes command.”   Television brought political speakers to an intimate distance from citizens, Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman observed in  The Press Effect: Politicians, Journalists, and the Stories That Shaped the Political World.  “Television made political speech more personal, more self-disclosive, and more conversational in style.”

Postman asserts that the discourse on television is empty of ideological content and historical context.  There is no contextual basis created for remembering – no theory, vision or metaphor, because television creates a “continuous, incoherent present” in which history does not exist.

Political television’s landmark year was 1952…

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