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Dispatches from the TV Archive Team

Over past six months, Trump got most mentions on TV news shows on all but two days

As far as TV news shows were concerned, Hillary Clinton’s most shining moment in the sun while campaigning for the presidency occurred on September 27, 2016, the day after the first presidential debate. On that date, her name was mentioned 4,494 on national network news shows, an all time high over the the entire presidential campaign. That same day, President-elect […]

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Trump statements on suing journalists from the TV News Archive

On the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump had harsh words for the media in general and some individual journalists in particular, using words like “scum,” and “sleaze” to describe them. On several occasions, he said he intended to open up libel laws so he could sue journalists and outlets, and indeed he threatened lawsuits when critical stories were published. Many of these speeches […]

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Here are the political TV ad attacks on Donald Trump that didn’t work

Ronald Reagan was famously called the “teflon president“–all criticism of him seemed to slide right off. President-Elect Donald Trump is perhaps a new, updated version, triumphing over a negative political ad onslaught that relied heavily on his own provocative statements and an extensive public record of his business dealings. A review of political TV ad attacks against Trump throughout the 2016 […]

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