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Political Campaign Ads / Newspaper Truth Boxes #125622

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Prospect of "furloughing" politicians in next election mentioned. Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Jeff Greenfield) Coverage by print press of credibility of negative television campaign ads of politicians examined; details given of development of newspaper "truth boxes." [Dianne Feinstein's campaign aide Bill CARRICK - comments.] [Reporter Keith LOVE - says he suggested putting a box in the newspaper to hold political consultants accountable for ads.] ["Los Angeles Times" Julie WILSON - comments on ads.] Case of Texas governor's race between Clayton Williams and Ann Richards cited as example of newspaper's evaluation of negative campaign advertising. [Media consultant Don SIPPLE - says truth boxes will keep the players more honest.] Questions of what would happen if paid television ads were subjected to on-going examination on television raised.

Greenfield, Jeff;
Jennings, Peter

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