To commemorate the historic 2008 presidential election Paper Tiger TV produced an hour-long live election night show, broadcast on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (Manhattan cable access TV)on November 4. Featuring the Indypendent newspaper’s Arun Gupta, Nick Powers and Steve Wishnia and Paper Tiger TV collective member Isabel Macdonald. Bye-bye Republicans! After the announcement of Obama’s electoral victory, in the middle of the show the crew bid farewell to the Republicans with a music video directed by Matthew Filipowicz from headzuptv.com. The show highlights some of the issues that were not addressed in the televised presidential debates. It includes an interview with voting rights activist Frances Fox Piven, as well as a number of short election related videos produced by Paper Tiger, and a 30-second animation that pokes fun at the parallels between presidential campaigns and soda-pop branding by Gary B. Martin.
2008 TRT: 56 minutes #326