Sunday, April 20, 2008


Welcome to Political Documentary.

We -- Brian Snee and Tom Benson -- are the editors of The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary, a collection of original critical and historical essays on political documentaries produced for the 2004 election season. We have started this blog as a place to discuss some of the issues raised in the book, and to extend the discussion started there on the politics and rhetoric of documentary.

The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary at Southern Illinois University Press and at

Tom Benson is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Rhetoric at Penn State University.

Brian Snee is assistant professor of Communication at SUNY Potsdam.

The views expressed in this blog are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of our universities.

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