Early stages in the race to become TV-friendly
The 1960s and the age of deference to politicians on TV is at an end, with Robin Day transforming political TV interviewing. The huge contrast between the performer Harold Wilson and the old-fashioned Douglas Hume is shown, with Wilson using comic timing to great effect. Politicians soon discover the power of make-up. Compare the footage of the Robin Day interview to a modern day political interview. How have TV political interviews developed?

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Created: Mar 12, 2012

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