Series
The Campaign and the Candidates
Episode Number
No. 1
Episode
1978 Senatorial Race
Producing Organization
WILL (Radio station : Urbana, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-930ns0mz05
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Description
Series Description
"Serving as the culmination of pre-election coverage in 1978, 'The Campaign and the Candidates' was broadcast two days before the November general election. The two-hour program covered in-depth the gubernatorial and senatorial campaign in Illinois. "The enclosed audio tapes contain the two feature-length reports. The first, running 31:40, profiled the race between incumbent Republican Senator Charles Percy and challenger Alex Seith. An eleventh-hour effort by Percy reversed Seith's lead in the polls which came as the result of a series of cleverly produced commercials. The second tape, running 41:30, highlighted the governor's race between incumbent James Thompson and democrat Michael Bakalis. Thompson has become a national figure in the Republican party and is often mentioned as a future Presidential candidate. These two profiles were the principal material in the over-all program, which included discussions on those races and others with a syndicated newspaper political writer and a university professor of government. "Selection of the appropriate category for this material was difficult, since it appears to fall into 'public service', 'documentaries,' or one of the 'news' subcategories. Please use your discretion in deciding how to handle this entry."--1978 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1978-11-05
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:31:32.112
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Credits
Director: Jankowski, Ted
Executive Producer: Simeone, Dan
Producer: Toft, Stu
Producing Organization: WILL (Radio station : Urbana, Ill.)
Speaker: Percy, Charles
Speaker: Seith, Alex
Writer: Toft, Stu
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-fb38a467850 (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:32:00
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Citations
Chicago: “The Campaign and the Candidates; No. 1; 1978 Senatorial Race,” 1978-11-05, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 27, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-930ns0mz05.
MLA: “The Campaign and the Candidates; No. 1; 1978 Senatorial Race.” 1978-11-05. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 27, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-930ns0mz05>.
APA: The Campaign and the Candidates; No. 1; 1978 Senatorial Race. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-930ns0mz05