Politics as Seen in the Pages of TV Guide

Even before his debates with Nixon, Kennedy clearly understood the value of television as a political medium. He wrote this article for the November 14, 1959 TV Guide. Click here for the full-text of the article

Reprinted with permission from TV Guide, 1959 copyright TV Guide Magazine Group Inc., November 14, 1959


President Ford and Jimmy Carter appeared on the cover of TV Guide during election week.

 


Reprinted with permission from TV Guide, 1976, copyright TV Guide Magazine Group Inc.,Vol. 24, No. 44, 1976

Absent in 1964, 1968, and 1972, general election presidential debates were once again held and televised in 1976. TV Guide profiled the last of three Ford Carter Debates.


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Vol. 24, No. 42, 1976

The three candidates for President in 1980, President Carter, Ronald Reagan, and John Anderson, were featured on this election week cover of TV Guide.

Reprinted with permission from TV Guide, 1980 copyright TV Guide Magazine Group Inc., Vol. 28, No. 44, 1980




Sometimes politics and television make for strange bedfellows, as evidenced by this 1980 Bob Hope election year special.




Reprinted with permission from TV Guide, 1980 copyright TV Guide Magazine Group Inc., Vol. 28, No. 44,1980


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