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171: Election

171: Election

Nov 3, 2000
Stories for the eve of the Presidential election, in which we try to evade, sidestep or look beneath the candidates' soundbites.
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  • Prologue.

    7 Min
    Host Ira Glass talks with Bennett Miller and Matt Futterman about a campaign for student government that changed the way student elections were done in Mamaroneck High School back in 1985. Futterman, in the waning days of his campaign, tried a radical tactic: A TV ad. It led to a wave of television ads for student office at the school, most of which misunderstood what made Futterman's ad so successful. Ira Glass