Television

Monday Slightly Fun Link: The Presidential Campaign Commercials of Yesteryear

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The modern-age miracle of Hulu has a nice selection of old presidential campaign political TV commercials, from little girls with flowers getting nuked to Willie Horton.

In ye olden days, I had to walk uphill both ways through the snow to spend the day at the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills to research this 1997 Reason magazine article arguing that the quality of political ads qua political ads had, despite conventional wisdom, improved in the 1990s compared to the often contentless or bizarre hysteria of the past. Now, we all have a museum of television and radio at our desks. Two cheers for the 21st century.

[Hat tip on link: Steve Finefrock]

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