Election Essay | Effects of Television on Presidential Elections

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Effects of Television on Presidential Elections

Summary: Since the 1960s television has served as a positive influence on presidential elections. Television enables a greater connection between the American public and its presidential candidates; allows candidates to appear more human in the eyes of the public; and makes candidates more accountable for their actions.
The invention of the television has had an impact on all aspects of American's lives. It has affected how we work, interact with others, and our foreign relations. One part of American society that it has especially affected is presidential elections. Television has impacted who is elected and why they were elected. Since the 1960's television has served as a link between the American public and presidential elections that allows the candidate to appear more human and accountable for their actions; consequently this has made television a positive influence on presidential elections.

Television can be viewed as the medium between the public and candidate. It is the source that allows the public to know what is going on with the candidate and vice versa. Dr. Stanton described this relationship by saying, "Television, with its penetration, its wide geographic distribution and impact, provides a new...

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