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Political Campaign Ads from the NBC News Archives Find New Audience on Hulu.com

Thinking about politics, but waxing nostalgic for the good old days of movie stars and snappy jingles? Surf over to Hulu.com’s new gallery of Historic Campaign Ads. These are from iCue, which bills itself as “A fun, innovative learning environment built around the video from the NBC News Archives“.

And what would a political video blog post be without a political video? If you don’t see the video below, you can click through to view the I Like Ike ad from 1954 I chose for your viewing pleasure.

This is a great example of finding new audiences for material from archives. In this case, I had to dig for a while to discover that these were from the NBC News Archives. The Hulu iCue network/studio home page doesn’t really tell me anything – but you can imagine using a page like this to supply more information if you wanted to stress the archival origin of a set of videos.

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