Ira Teinowitz is covering the Democratic and Republican conventions, documenting how television and advertisers mix it up with the politicians.


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McCain's VP Pick Has TV Experience

August 29, 2008 9:54 AM

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was selected today as Sen. John McCain’s running mate, may be best known for her political career, but her first job after returning to Alaska from college was as a part-time sports reporter for an Anchorage TV station.

Ms. Palin also was working as a commercial fisherman at the time, along with her husband, and the gig on TV apparently didn’t last long.

The TV job followed her graduation from the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism and a return to Alaska, where she grew up.


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