Appearances on late night TV have become a go-to campaign tool for presidential candidates looking to soften their image. But the candidate who arguably first turned late-night comedy into an effective platform was Richard Nixon in 1968. Audie Cornish talks with the producer from the comedy classic Laugh In about how the Nixon appearance came to be.
Humor A Key Part Of Presidential Campaign Toolbox
By editor • Jul 30, 2012
Originally published on July 30, 2012 4:46 pm