Musical Persuasion in US Presidential Campaign TV Ads from 1952 to 2020

Dr. Paul Christiansen of Seton Hall University will present a captivating lecture and discussion about how music has been used in political advertising for television presidential ads in the United States.
He will share insights from his book, Orchestrating Public Opinion: How Music Persuades in Television Political Ads for US Presidential Campaigns, 1952-2016, which is the first book to offer a detailed exploration of the role of music in US presidential campaign advertising, from Eisenhower to the present, showing that in many cases music isn't simply one element in the presentation of an ad's message—it's the dominant factor, more important than images, words, or narration.

Contact Information
  1. Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library
  2. (973)744-0500 x2224
  3. info@adultschool.org
Tue, March 31
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 03/31/2020 7:00pm 03/31/2020 9:00pm America/New_York Musical Persuasion in US Presidential Campaign TV Ads from 1952 to 2020

Dr. Paul Christiansen of Seton Hall University will present a captivating lecture and discussion about how music has been used in political advertising for television presidential ads in the United States.
He will share insights from his book, Orchestrating Public Opinion: How Music Persuades in Television Political Ads for US Presidential Campaigns, 1952-2016, which is the first book to offer a ...

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library

50 South Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

Sign Up for E-Calendar

Passaic Valley

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-Calendar

Passaic Valley

Passaic Valley Water Commission Implements COVID-19 Coronavirus Protections

Coronavirus is not transmitted by water. Still, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) wants to protect its ability to deliver water even if employees are impacted by the virus. “We’re being proactive by taking steps to help prevent employee illness and prepare for operations should significant illnesses occur,” said Executive Director Joseph Bella. The goal is to ...

Third Confirmed Case of COVID-10 Coronavirus in Little Falls

March 26, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Authorities report that there is a third confirmed case of COVID-19 coronavirus in Little Falls. The most recent case is a 71 year old male. 

The first two cases were a 50 year old Female, and the second is a 57 year old male.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at a press conference Tuesday that positive cases in parts of New Jersey could surge in the next two ...

2 Confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - There are currently two confirmed COVID-10 Coronavirus cases in Little Falls.

According to health officials, one is a 57-year-old female, the other is a 50-year-old male. 

For general questions pertaining to COVID-19, please call the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 211 or text NJCOVID to 898-211. For mental health-related concerns during ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 30, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

No Tax Increase in Little Falls Mayor's 2020 Municipal Budget

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Damiano presented an overview of the 2020 municipal budget during the Township Council meeting on March 23, which features no tax increase to the municipal portion of taxes. 

Damiano touted the Township's strong financial position and the recent upgrade to a AA bond rating the Township received this past year from Standard & Poor's.

"We ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Publisher Reflects on the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 31, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- As part our ongoing coronavirus coverage in New Jersey, Cheryl Brown, the Publisher of TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV about the effects of the pandemic on daily life in her community. 

Both Verona and Cedar Grove are located in Essex County, New Jersey, which currently has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the state.

On the Ground in Nutley, New Jersey: the Community Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

LITTLE FALLS & NUTLEY, NJ -- John Lee, Publisher of TAPinto Nutley, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV to report on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the town of Nutley, New Jersey. On March 21, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued orders to close non-essential businesses and dictated strong social distancing guidelines statewide. This piece was recorded on March 24, 2020 and ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Cooking Classes

March 30, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cuddle Up with Dinner & a Movie

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Hunkering down home-side is the rule of the day. And while chez living room is getting a little repetitive, jazzing up a stay-at-home rendez vous is definitely possible; it just takes a little creativity and a little help from the resources at hand.  Luckily, many New Jersey restaurants and shops are ...

Fire at Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven

March 29, 2020

BEACH HAVEN — A large fire was reported at the Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven Sunday night.

At approximately 10 p.m. Fantasy Island posted:

This evening there was a structural fire at the Ice Cream Parlor at Fantasy Island Amusement Park. As of 9:30pm the fire has been put out. Thanks to the incredible response of the many fire and police departments on Long Beach ...

NJ Man Cited for Hosting 47 People at "Corona Party"

EWING, NJ -- A 54-year-old Ewing Township man faces multiples citations after hosting a "Corona Party" Friday evening in violation of the State's temporary ban on gatherings during the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic announced Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.    He and Ewing Police Chief John P. Stemler III reported the man was issued two ...

'Conscience' Recreates Red Scare Clash

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - A riveting, timely play is now on view at George Street Playhouse, exploring the conflict between Senators Margaret Chase Smith and Joseph McCarthy.

With the red scare taking place in the U.S., Smith became concerned that McCarthy had created an atmosphere of fear, where citizens were afraid to speak out. They might be labeled Communists or Fascists. Countless careers and ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, 2018)

 

Who is “the perfect couple”in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel The Perfect Couple. Is it Greer Garrison Winbury, famous mystery author, and her husband, Tag, the owners of the Summerland estate on Nantucket? Is it the Winbury’s son, Benji and his beautiful fiancé, Celeste Otis? Is it Celeste’s ...

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)

 

Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

Tips to Stay Positive and Productive During the Coronavirus Outbreak

There are very real challenges facing our world today. A pandemic, financial concerns, isolation, and health issues can create anxiety and fear. When the news is all doom and gloom, it’s hard for even the most optimistic among us to stay positive, but that is exactly what we must do!

Just at a time when we need each other the most, self isolation rules have been put in place leaving many ...

Tear Down that Wall!

This morning, I received a phone call from a business colleague with whom I have forged a friendship. During the call, she informed me about her recent illness and shared the challenges that she endured. After hearing about her suffering and subsequent recovery, I said, “Oh honey, I’m so happy that you’re feeling better.”

After my statement, there was a moment of ...

IRS unveils new People First Initiative; COVID-19 effort temporarily adjusts, suspends key compliance programs

March 31, 2020

To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.

“The IRS is taking extraordinary steps to help the people of our country,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.

Economic impact payments: What you need to know

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

Who is eligible for ...