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CLIP: Campaign Voter Targeting
John Aristotle Phillips talks about the tactic of voter targeting and how campaigns use this approach to make candidates appealing to voters.
August 27, 2014 : 5 min. 56 sec.

CLIP: Historical Campaign Ad Analysis
Brian Donahue and Joe Fuld discuss and analyze the effectiveness of historical campaign advertisements. Examples include one of the earliest televised Presidential advertisements from Dwight Eisenhower's 1952 campaign and the 1964 Lyndon Johnson "Daisy" advertisement. Do you agree with their assessments?
August 26, 2014 : 4 min. 23 sec.

CLIP: Scottish Independence Referendum
Brian Taylor, Political Editor, BBC Scotland discusses the upcoming Scottish independence referendum.
August 26, 2014 : 8 min. 30 sec.

CLIP: Young Voters and Campaign 2014 & 2016
Evan Feinberg, president of Generation Opportunity, and Matthew Segal, co-founder and president of OurTime, discuss important issues in the 2014 and 2016 elections and what candidates and political leaders can do to attract millennial voters.
August 24, 2014 : 10 min. 52 sec.

CLIP: 2014 Midterm Elections
Larry Sabato gave a preview of the November 2014 midterm elections, including voter attitudes and which races to watch. Topics included the possibility that Republicans could gain control of the Senate.
August 17, 2014 : 10 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: Americans' Attitude Toward Economic Recovery
NBCNews.com political reporter Carrie Dann was interviewed by phone about the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC Newspoll showing that Americans were pessimistic despite the economic recovery.
August 10, 2014 : 7 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: History of the Iowa Caucuses
Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, talked about the history of the Iowa Caucuses and how Iowa became so important to the U.S. presidential election process.
July 20, 2014 : 7 min. 58 sec.

CLIP: 50th Anniversary of 1964 Republican Convention
Richard Norton Smith talked about the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Republican National Convention where former Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) was nominated as the party’s presidential candidate. He discussed the historical and political significance of the event, including the split between the Republican Party’s “establishment” and “conservative” wings and its continuing effect the on Republican Party, the tea party movement, and American politics overall.
July 13, 2014 : 14 min. 53 sec.

CLIP: Freedom Summer and Mississippi Civil Rights
Stuart Rockoff, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, talked about “Freedom Summer” and the movement to promote voter registration and civil rights in Mississippi in the 1960s. He explained why segregation was so intertwined in Mississippi’s culture and why civil rights efforts were so important in the state.
July 13, 2014 : 11 min. 30 sec.

CLIP: Young Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections
Ashley Spillane talked about Rock the Vote’s campaign to sign up young voters for the 2014 midterm elections. Topics included the group’s revamped mission and Web site, its goal of registering 1.5 million new voters, and younger voters' attitudes toward government.
July 13, 2014 : 8 min.
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