"The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2004" is an innovative new online exhibit from the American Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibit displays more than 250 television commercials from every presidential campaign year since 1952. The site includes a searchable database and features commentary, historical background, election results, and navigation organized by both year and theme. "This timely exhibition comes during a year when the major parties will spend hundreds of millions of dollars creating and airing commercials," says Rochelle Slovin, director of the museum. It "combines the museum's three key subjects--film, television, and digital media--to create an...

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