The 2008 US Election Campaign in 3 Slate Videos

From the Conventions to the First Debate in Three Minutes


From the First to the Last Debate in Four Minutes


From the Last Debate to the Final Week in Two Minutes 


> More videos at Slate
> Find out more about the 2008 US Election at Wikipedia
> Get the latest polling data at Electoral Vote, BBC News and the New York Times

Amusing TV

John McCain on Saturday Night Live

John McCain and Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) address the Nation on QVC 



McCain unveils his new strategies on Weekend Update.

> Official site for Saturday Night Live 
Tina Fey at the IMDb 
> John McCain at Wikipedia


The Sarah Palin Prank Call

A Quebec comedy duo called The Masked Avengers – notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state – recently reached Sarah Palin, convincing the Republican vice-presidential nominee she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

> Download an MP3 of the prank
> BBC News report on the call

Interesting Viral Video

Barack Obama’s 30 Minute Campaign Ad

This is the 30 minute campaign ad for Barack Obama that ran on most US TV networks last Wednesday.

Entitled Amercian Stories, American Solutions, it was directed by Davis Guggenheim, who also made the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

It was simulcast on NBCCBSFoxUnivisionMSNBCBET and TV One and Fox even asked for Game Six of the 2008 World Series to be delayed by 15 minutes in order to show it.

The ad got just over 30 million viewers across all the networks on which it aired and currently has 1,542,234 views on YouTube.

> Find out more about the Obama Campaign at Wikipedia
Davis Guggenheim at the IMDb


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