A Presidential Truman Show?

Not in Iowa or New Hampshire?

Tired of not really being able to follow the Presidential Primary close enough from your state short of some text on a screen or a twenty-second clip on MSNBC or YouTube?

If you had the opportunity, would you spend an entire day with a Presidential candidate on the trail?  What if the you could have the campaign make a stop right in your living room?

Well, let me introduce you to D-TV.


Current Show: Internet Pod in D.C. HQ

Next Live Show: Senator Dodd from Dubuque, IA @ 1:40

Embed our "River to River Tour" cam live on your website.  The cam will go live whenever we are, stream begins with the click of a "play" button, just like YouTube.


We're gonna try something new here at the Dodd campaign. 

Four channels.  Live video, recorded video, all Dodd, all the time.

For example, right now we are streaming from campaign headquarters in Washington, D.C.  At 1:30, we'll cut away and go live to a campaign stop in Dubuque, Iowa.  All throughout the rest of the day, we'll be updating the other three channels with clips from campaign stops and behind-the-scenes footage happening that day.

Schedule: July 5, 2007
Channel 1:  Senator Dodd speaking at an ice cream social in Wellman, IA.
Channel 1: Clips from the Cintron Deli in Iowa

Channel 2: Live from campaign headquarters in DC (10 to 1)
Channel 2: Live from a campaign stop in Dubuque, IA (1:30 P.M.)

Channel 3: Parade footage from Norwalk, IA
Channel 3: Video from the Field of Dreams movie site
Channel 3: Clips from event at Waterloo, IA (6 PM)
Channel 3: Clips from Waverly, IA event (8 PM)

Channel 4: How you can get involved with the campaign

Tomorrow, we'll be live-streaming a concert with Paul Simon and Senator Dodd and, again, tons of video updated throughout the day.

This is going to be an endeavor we will strive to continue at this pace throughout the campaign.  Whenever we can go live, we will.  Whether it's from the campaign bus, campaign headquarters, and wherever/whenever the cell-card will allow us to stream live-video from.

Finally, we'll be taking questions from online viewers as often as possible.  Just the other day in Iowa, Senator Dodd answered a question about Libby from West Virginia.  If you have a question you'd like answered, please don't hesitate to email dtv at chrisdodd dot com.

Here's an example of one such stream we did on Tuesday from Ottumwa, Iowa.  

Ultimately, the goal is to give you as comprehensive a window into the campaign as possible.

I hope you'll check in early and often to learn more about Senator Dodd.


Relevant Disclaimers: I am proud to work for Senator Dodd's campaign, and UStream.Tv

Tags: Chris Dodd, DTV, Iowa caucus, Presidential Campaign, UStream (all tags)



Re: A Presidential Truman Show?

Funny Story.

Matt Browner-Hamlin is traveling with Senator Dodd, and is responsible for going live from the road.  The video clip at the bottom of this entry was done at the Canteen in Ottumwa, Iowa.  Matt had one bar on his cell phone, and the stream held on the entire way through.  In fact, the restaurant itself was literally located under a parking garage -- so it can be literally considered underground video.

Take a look at it.  It's the clip at the bottom.


by Tim Tagaris 2007-07-05 08:21AM | 0 recs
I'm disappointed that Dodd

does not believe that the BUsh phrase of "global war on terror" is a political slogan to silence critics.

I'm surprised senator Dodd doesn't realize that the "gwot", "mission accomplished" , "cut and run"  "stay the course" are bushco political slogans..

Terrorism is a tactic, not a country.  And terrorism has no end in site, with no one or country to "surrender".  Thus it appears Senator Dodd is in agreement with the Orwellian GWOT.

by TarHeel 2007-07-05 08:23AM | 0 recs
Re: A Presidential Truman Show?

Although Dodd is a long shot, his use of technology this cycle really stands out. Congratulations to those innovative approaches.

by areyouready 2007-07-05 08:24AM | 0 recs
D-TV vs. Hill Cam

Tech President

# Last week Hillary Clinton said she'd be using HillCam to provide a "behind-the-scenes" look at the Clinton's trip through Iowa this week. Now, after two videos, we've been treated to titillating footage of Bill ordering chicken at a Dairy Queen, the power couple walking down the street talking to people, and Hillary saying hello to curious Iowans. In other words, there's nothing very behind-the-scenes about it, and in fact there's nothing different from what most of the candidates have been doing already. The fact that Hillary -- who's been much less enthusiastic about video until recently -- is now showing a "less guarded" view of herself is supposed to be the big news.

# Meanwhile, the Chris Dodd folks are actually doing innovative work with online video, offering several clips a day of campaign stops, live-streaming video, and more.

Jeff Jarvis on our campaign's use of video.

Dodd has been more open and expansive with his internet video strategy than most of the candidates. They've webcast staff meetings. They broadcast live interaction with staffers during the debates, getting 9,600 viewers during the second debate.


by Tim Tagaris 2007-07-05 08:25AM | 0 recs
Re: D-TV vs. Hill Cam

Too bad, I wish Team Hillary had hired you guys. Very impressive work. Hillary needs to retool her internet operations.

by areyouready 2007-07-05 08:30AM | 0 recs
Re: D-TV vs. Hill Cam

I've worked with a few of them personally -- they have a good team.

You couldn't catch me saying an ill word about Peter Dauo, Jesse Berney, Crystal Patterson or Kevin Thurman.

I am, however, quite proud of the work Tim Cullen, Brett Schekner, Matt Browner-Hamlin and Erik Moe has done with Dodd -- and especially with video.  And, I just happen to think we have the better candidate as well =)


by Tim Tagaris 2007-07-05 08:37AM | 0 recs
Re: D-TV vs. Hill Cam

I do believe you have better use of technology. Those real-time videos, those little time counting stuff during debates. Awesome.

Team Hillary + Innovative technology = unbeatable!

by areyouready 2007-07-05 08:44AM | 0 recs
Re: D-TV vs. Hill Cam

We all appreciate it.



by Tim Tagaris 2007-07-05 08:47AM | 0 recs
Tim, this rocks

I don't know how great Dodd's chances really are, but I'm very happy with him for backing Reid-Feingold early, and I think he would make a good President.

by andgarden 2007-07-05 08:36AM | 0 recs
I noticed that

Dodd voted for Bush's tort "reform" bill back in 2005.

That was one awful vote. Tim, please ask the Senator if he stands by that vote.

by david mizner 2007-07-05 09:19AM | 0 recs
Re: I noticed that

Can you give this gentleman a break?

by areyouready 2007-07-05 09:24AM | 0 recs

Geez, Tim, every time I write off Chris Dodd as unelectable and forget about him, you guys do something to catch my attention and impress me!

When Michigan's caucus finally comes around, I really doubt that I'll end up voting for Dodd. That said, I do appreciate the hard work you and your campaign have been doing.

by Fitzy 2007-07-05 09:31AM | 0 recs
Re: Excellent

Yeah, I keep overlooking Dodd, then I'll see him on the Web or C-Span and think; "Gee, he would make a good presidential candidate."

Just have to get him past the nutjobs who control the primaries.

by Bush Bites 2007-07-06 09:15AM | 0 recs
Re: A Presidential Truman Show?

And a Paul Simon concert too!  Excellent.

by Melissa Ryan 2007-07-05 09:52AM | 0 recs
Re: A Presidential Truman Show?

Y'all have done some terrific work. Congrats!

At first, I thought this post would focus on the MSM's selective journalism, picking and choosing what we see. This is much better!

by domma 2007-07-05 12:57PM | 0 recs


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