It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 211 & 212 – Dan Rather on Election Night/Battle for the White House 2020 Infomercial

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we’re revisiting some past Presidential elections on Television. 

First, Dan Rather is one of the most respected newsmen in media history.  However on two election nights, Rather went off the rails with some of his commentaries and metaphors.  We look back at some of the highlights from the Election Nights of 2000 and 2004. 

Then, advertisers will try to sell you most anything.  At the same time, buyers will purchase most anything.  At least one of those statements is true when it came to a chess set related to the hotly-contested 2020 Presidential election.  Yes, there was a chess set dedicated to a Presidential election and it had its own half-hour infomercial!  When we saw this infomercial, we knew we had to talk about it. Note: Considering we talk about some stuff that happened during the 2020 election and if you  want to stop listening after the first episode the timestamp to stop is 47:18. 

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