Nine Sundays: A Proposal for Better Presidential Campaign Coverage

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January 1, 1991, 12:00 pm

This Shorenstein Center report by John Ellis provides recommendations for improving election coverage during the nine Sundays between Labor Day and Election Day, when public interest in the presidential campaign increases. This proposal recommends that major broadcast networks provide 90 minutes of evening or prime time coverage every Sunday to a serious and substantial discussion by the two candidates on policy issues that concern the American people, to undercut the effect of political dialogue being reduced to sound bites.

Download the report (PDF).