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实用英语口语(高级) 1.Politics in the television era[1]

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实用英语口语(高级) 1.Politics in the television era[1]
实用英语口语(高级) 1.Politics in the television era[1]英语口语

PROFESSOR:

For the last 50 years in the United States, television has dominated political campaigns.Voters turn on the TV and are presented with constant news coverage of campaignsnegative and positive advertisements by candidates, interviews with political expertsabout the election .... and the debates. Television emphasizes the visual. So on TV, it'simportant a politician looks good. But are looks really the most reliable way to choosethe leader of a country?

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Should television have such a strong influence on the decisions we make about ourpolitical leaders? In the United States, the presidential debates are one of the mostimportant events of the campaigns. Elections can be won or lost based on thesedebates. The Great Debate, 1960.. Two candidates: Richard Nixon and John F.

电视应该在我们选择政治领袖时发挥如此之大的影响吗? In the United States, the presidential debates are one of the most important events of the campaigns. Elections can be won or lost based on these debates. The Great Debate, 1960. Two candidates: Richard Nixon and John F.

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Kennedy. Nixon, a Republican with years of experience. Kennedy, the Democrat candidate, criticized by many as being too young and inexperienced. 1960 was the first year the debates were televised. The debate drew over 66 million viewers out of a population of 179 million, making it one of the most watched broadcasts in US television history.

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Nixon was a champion debater and welcomed the opportunity to debate with his opponent on national TV. But, unfortunately for Nixon, television can be unflattering to the.... 'average looking'' person. Kennedy had a young, handsome face, and his recentcampaigning in California had given him a healthy tan. Nixon, on the other hand, waspale and still recovering from a recent flu. He appeared thin and sickly.

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He arrived at the debate in a gray suit and he refused makeup to improve his color. TheTV audience watc英语口语