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For those involved in its production, a national political convention may come under the heading of televised event programming, but it is event programming like no other. Rather than being produced for carefully selected and choreographed coverage by a single network, a convention is something of a televised free-for-all. “The problem that is inherently different from all other shows is that there are a hundred channels, a hundred different press cameras out shooting any shot they want to

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