Political Advertising


Fri September 28, 2012


Wed September 26, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Apparently, Dancing With The Stars Isn't Dancing With The Political Ads

Dancing with the stars, circa 2008. April, 21st 2008 to be exact. I was watching for the ads not the competition.
Robbie Wagner Flickr - Creative Commons

It was with unbridled enthusiasm that I settled into my living room arm chair Tuesday evening - not with a cold pint of IPA after a long day’s work - but rather a laptop and a remote control searching for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

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Wed September 26, 2012
It's All Politics

One Way To Avoid Political Ads: Watch 'Dancing With The Stars'?

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Pamela Anderson performs with Tristan MacManus on Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars. Anderson was the first contestant eliminated on the show this season.
Adam Taylor ABC

It's no secret that TV watchers in swing states are getting flooded, bombarded, practically drowned in political ads.

According to data from Kantar Media, as of a week ago, nearly 700,000 political ads had aired throughout the country during the general election campaign. The estimated spending on those ads: $395 million.

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Tue September 25, 2012

VIDEO: NewsHour On Political Ad Spending, Colorado Ad Spend Jumps 146%

Screencap from the NewsHour report on the ad spend in Colorado Springs

Colorado is assuredly a battleground state, evidenced by several visits by both candidates. The battle for votes though is duking it out on the TV across Colorado.

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Mon September 24, 2012