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Eyes On City Hall
Eyes On City Hall

A day-to-day account of the 1997 New York City mayoral race told from the perspective of the research director on Ruth Messinger’s doomed challenge to Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Eyes on City Hall offers a behind-the-scenes look at political campaigns in the television era. It takes us to the real battlegrounds of modern politics: polls, focus groups and television editing studios. We watch first-hand as political consultants, conceive of the ideal candidate and then attempt to fit their client into that ideal, no matter how uncomfortably.