Tom Shales on TV Politics

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August 29th, 2008

Maybe this is the age of YouTube politics, and maybe not. The biggest moments still happen on national television. Tom Shales from his article, A Big Moment for the Small Screen.

I loved that sound bite. Despite my own aversion to politics (which I largely attribute to spending the first 30+ years of my life inside the Capital Beltway), and despite whatever may actually happen in November, there's no denying that Barack Obama getting his party's nomination is a big event.   Big events still play better on television than anywhere else, whether it's Michael Phelps going for a record eighth gold medal in one Olympic Games or the first African American to be on the presidential ballot. 

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