From the Publisher: Nov 14 1988

Seated behind a row of tables decked out in red, white and blue bunting, workers answered the intermittent jangle of ringing telephones. Others stared intently at their computers, logging results state by state. And every few minutes a worker walked over to a map of the U.S. and attached a blue or red cutout over one or more states.

A dress rehearsal for Election Night at one of the television networks? No, the program, which originated from the auditorium of the Time & Life Building in New York City, was broadcast live over the C-SPAN network last Thursday evening. Though the...

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