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Election 2004
11.05.04
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Kathleen Hall Jamieson Biography

Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and author, most recently, of THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF PARTY POLITICS, talks to David Brancaccio about the most recent negative campaign ads and how the media and both presidential candidates are framing the issues.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson
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.

An expert on political campaigns, Dr. Jamieson has received numerous teaching and service awards including the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award. She is the recipient of many fellowships and grants including support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Ford Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation and The Carnegie Corporation of New York. 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 thirteen books including: THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF PARTY POLITICS (Cambridge, 2004); THE PRESS EFFECT (Oxford, 2003); EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT POLITICS...AND WHY YOU’RE WRONG (Basic Books, 2000); DIRTY POLITICS: DECEPTION, DISTRACTION AND DEMOCRACY (Oxford, 1992); BEYOND THE DOUBLE BIND: WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP (Oxford, 1995); and SPIRAL OF CYNICISM: PRESS AND PUBLIC GOOD (Oxford, 1997).

She received the Speech Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Book Award for Packaging the Presidency (Oxford, 1984) and the Winans-Wichelns Book Award for Eloquence in an Electronic Age (Oxford, 1988).

Bill Moyers talked with Kathleen Hall Jamieson about President Bush's convention speech on September 3, 2004. Read the transcript.

David Brancaccio talked with Kathleen Hall Jamieson about the election ad wars on August 20, 2004. Read the transcript or

Bill Moyers talks with Kathleen Hall Jamieson about Election 2004 on July 9, 2004. Read the transcript or

Read more from Kathleen Hall Jamieson:

  • Interview for THE 30-SECOND CANDIDATE on PBS

  • Take a Campaign Knowledge Quiz adapted from Jamieson's EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT POLITICS...AND WHY YOU'RE WRONG

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