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Willie Horton: Ads That Changed the Game
The ad went on to became a model for outside groups seeking to influence a campaign – the forerunner to the Swift Boat Veterans and today’s Super PACs. This series of mini documentaries on ads that changed the political landscape was created in partnership with NBC News.
From Lyndon Johnson's “Daisy” to Hillary Clinton's “It's 3 am,” Image Makers goes behind the scenes of some of our most historically influential political ads with the people who made them. This series of mini docs was created by Matthew Spolar in collaboration with NBC News.
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