Debate '08 Taft and Bryan campaign on the Edison phonograph.

"A new animal disrupted the political circus in 1908 when the phonograph carried the voices of presidential candidates directly to the people. Debate '08 marks the centennial of this historic premiere with the first reissue of all 22 Edison wax cylinders recorded by the Democratic candidat...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Taft, William H. 1857-1930.
Other Authors: Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.
Format: CD Audio
Language:English
Published: Champaign, IL : Archeophone Records, ℗2008.
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Summary:"A new animal disrupted the political circus in 1908 when the phonograph carried the voices of presidential candidates directly to the people. Debate '08 marks the centennial of this historic premiere with the first reissue of all 22 Edison wax cylinders recorded by the Democratic candidate, William Jennings Bryan, and the Republican candidate, William Howard Taft. The two-minute duration of these records forced an eager Bryan and a reluctant Taft to excerpt their nuanced speeches and get to the point. Thus began the 20th century's march to the sound bite-- and the redefinition of political communications for all time"--Container.
Item Description:Presidential campaign speech excerpts.
Compact disc.
Accompanying booklet contains historical notes with bibliographical references and discography by David Giovannoni and Patrick Feaster, political cartoons from the era, and texts of recorded speeches.
Physical Description:1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (79 pages : color illustrations ; 12 cm)
Production Credits:Produced by David Giovannoni, Meagan Hennessey, and Richard Martin.
ISBN:778632901964