We made bingo cards to keep track of which candidates have been on which late-night shows
Ever since Kennedy and Nixon lit up tiny TV sets with their groundbreaking 1960 debate, POTUS and those who’d like to become POTUS have been TV mainstays. More recently, President Obama made history as a Commander-in-Chief for the digital age. His savvy use of social media and viral videos has changed the game for everyone who follows in his wake — or is trying to.
That said, the medium of choice for candidates who want to be heard is still an old favorite: late-night television. Whether they’re singing about their dogs, chatting over soul food, or even getting booed during an interview, 2016’s frontrunners are taking all the visibility they can get — and late-night hosts are racing to try and collect them all, as if the candidates were politically active Pokemon. Read more…
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