Inside the presidential debates : their improbable past and promising future / Newton N. Minow and Craig L. LaMay.
This is an inside look into the history of America's presidential debates and the many battles - both legal and personal - that have determined who has been allowed to debate and under what circumstances. While the authors are alive to recent criticism of presidential debates, in the end they c...
University of Chicago Press,
- Foreword /
- Varton Gregorian
- How Adlai Stevenson put John F. Kennedy in the White House
- Presidential debates and "equal opportunity"
- "If you're thirty-two points behind, what else are you going to do?"
- The commission on presidential debates and its critics
- The dilemma : who debates?
- How to improve the presidential debates
- Memorandum of understanding between the Bush and Kerry campaigns, 2004
- Negotiated agreements between the League of Women Voters and the Ford and Carter campaigns, 1976
- Section 312 of the Communications Act : "Reasonable Access" for candidates for Federal Office
- Challenges to the CPD under Federal Election and Tax Law
- Broadcast debates and the First Amendment
- The televised presidential debates, 1960-2004