January 11, 2008
Kathleen Hall Jamieson spoke with Bill Moyers last week about life after Iowa and the power of good speechmaking. She returns this week to look behind the flurry of post-New Hampshire predictions and how to watch debates:
"I recommend not watching before the debate and after the debate. I recommend that after the debate you turn the debate off and you talk with your family about what you saw and what was important to you. And you think about what you saw."
Jamieson has long been interested
in making sure Americans get beneath the veneer of politics and campaigns. Check out her advice to political
consumers from EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT POLITICS...AND WHY YOU'RE WRONG. True or false? "Attack benefits
the sponsor and hurts the person attacked." Take
the quiz. We're asking Jamieson for some campaign-watching tips for 2008 stay tuned on the blog.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jamieson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society. She is the author, co author or editor of fifteen books including: UNSPUN: FINDING FACTS IN A WORLD OF DISINFORMATION, THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF PARTY POLITICS, THE PRESS EFFECT and EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT POLITICS...AND WHY YOU'RE WRONG. During the 2004 general election, Jamieson regularly appeared on NOW WITH BILL MOYERS and THE NEWSHOUR.
Published on January 11, 2008
Guest photo by Robin Holland.