Election Night: A Television History by Stephen Battaglio is a fascinating and revealing look at the evolution of U.S. presidential election night broadcasts and how since 1948.
Through the lens of NBC News, this special 2012 Election chapter of Election Night highlights significant commentary by Brian Williams, David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Tom Brokaw.
Drawing from the NBC video archives, Battaglio presents the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama by selecting a number of the most memorable moments of the evening. With special access to the NBC News control room, Battaglio also provides an insider's perspective from within the walls of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and what occurred throughout the night of the election.
Photos are featured throughout as well as memorabilia from the 2012 campaign.
Election Night: A Television History: 1948 - 2012 is a must read for history buffs, political junkies, television enthusiasts and anyone interested in discovering how every four years our nation elects the President of the United States and how Americans watch it happen.
About Stephen Battaglio
Stephen Battaglio is the business editor for TV Guide Magazine. He has also written about the television industry for The New York Times, Fortune, the New York Daily News and The Hollywood Reporter. He is the author of David Susskind: A Televised Life (St. Martin's Press), the 2010 biography of the influential talk show host and TV producer. In 2011, he wrote From Yesterday to Today (Running Press) a pictorial history of the first 60 years of NBC's Today. Battaglio has appeared as a media commentator on numerous TV and radio programs including CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, Entertainment Tonight , NPR's Morning Edition, NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, WOR's The Joan Hamburg Show and Inside Edition. He was also featured as a television historian in Pioneers of Thirteen, a 2012 TV documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of WNET. He lives in New York City.
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