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« on: August 27, 2008, 09:39:51 pm »
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This year it seems like each major network is only covering an hour per night of the Conventions.  Even the cable news channels are just providing voice-over analysis with the convention as a backdrop.

It seems like it wasn't too long ago that we at least had two hours or more of live convention coverage.  Does anyone have a history of how many hours of convention coverage the networks provided in the past?
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 09:41:50 pm »
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I don't care. C-SPAN owns.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2008, 09:42:33 pm »
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I don't care. C-SPAN owns.

I know but I'm curious to how much of these conventions that TV viewers in the 1960's and 70's saw.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008, 10:39:40 pm »
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I don't care. C-SPAN owns.

I know but I'm curious to how much of these conventions that TV viewers in the 1960's and 70's saw.

As a whole, I think coverage of the whole political system has declined since Watergate and scripted conventions.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 12:17:40 am »
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I don't care. C-SPAN owns.

I know but I'm curious to how much of these conventions that TV viewers in the 1960's and 70's saw.

As a whole, I think coverage of the whole political system has declined since Watergate and scripted conventions.

     Conventions nowadays aren't really worth watching. Everyone in the world knows who the nominee will be months in advance. Sad
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 12:43:41 am »
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Just watch the whole thing on the DNC website. I am sure RNC will have something of that sort.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2008, 06:49:34 am »
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I think the "broadcast networks only cover the convention for an hour a night" thing started in 2000......maybe even 1996.  I don't remember exactly.  The argument for scaling back was of course that nothing important ever happens at the conventions anymore.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2008, 05:34:51 pm »
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The three major networks used to routinely offer gavel-to-gavel coverage.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2008, 07:58:07 pm »
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The three major networks used to routinely offer gavel-to-gavel coverage.

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008, 12:24:41 am »
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The three major networks used to routinely offer gavel-to-gavel coverage.

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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2008, 05:23:22 am »
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The three major networks used to routinely offer gavel-to-gavel coverage.

Yes, but that was back when the conventions were actually meaningful.

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