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1956 Campaigns

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Campaign Spot: Taxi Driver and the Dog (1956)
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In 1956, America was facing the threat of Communism, conflict in the Middle East over the Suez Canal, and domestic issues of wages, education, and family values. This spot dramatizes a regular guy out on his nightly walk with his dog aiming to assure... [more]
June 29, 2012 at 02:25 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Campaign Spot: The Man from Libertyville (1956)
From history.com, produced by History Channel
Adlai Stevenson preferred appearing in weekly, live half-hour televised speeches, which were typical back then. In 1956, Stevenson's second try for the presidency, he agreed to a series of 5-minute campaign spots. Candidates saved money because they ... [more]
June 28, 2012 at 09:55 PM
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