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PBS NewsHour Ad Libs 2012

PBS NewsHour logo Presents Biographical Small-town Metro America Attack Credentials Character Zombie Ad Libs for 2012.
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  • Biographical

    Where do you hail from?

    A biographical ad captures a candidate’s life story. But depending on a candidate’s origins, the ad could be a tale of small-town values or a record of experience.

    • Small Town
    • City or Suburb
  • Zombie

  • Attack

    Do you want to attack your character or credentials?

    Attack ads instill doubt about a political opponent. How will you show that this candidate is unfit for office, or even dangerous?

    • Credentials
    • Character
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