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Harold Wilson makes effective use of early TV political coverage during the General Election of 1970. The film illustrates the power of TV political interviews in determining audience reception, and how TV represents politicians and whether this really has the final say or not in public perceptions of them.
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4 March 2011

Classroom Ideas

The class might consider the functions of interviews on television, and how different hosts and interviewers adopt different approaches to their guests and subjects. The class might discuss how impartiality and fairness can be achieved in the coverage of political issues, and whether they feel bias exists in current television coverage.