National Press Club

Media Coverage of the Congressional Races

October 18, 1999

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Run time: 61 minutes

Participants discussed how the media should cover the 2000 campaign. They focused on the duration of the campaign and the difficulty of maintaining interest among readers. They also focused on the increasing entertainment value in the media and how many candidates have a hard time getting their message to the public. They also talked about the narrow majority in Congress and the importance of this election for both major parties. After their prepared remarks they answered questions from the audience.