(MIAMI HERALD) — WASHINGTON — Tina Fey’s red suit, flag pin and eyeglasses worn to channel her Sarah Palin parodies of the 2008 presidential race are going on view at the Newseum, along with items from journalists and candidates who made history in presidential politics.
A new exhibit, “Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press,” which opens Friday at the museum and will be updated with material from the long campaign season ahead. It also includes relics of presidents and comics from long before “Saturday Night Live.”
There are handwritten notes by the candidate John F. Kennedy during a 1960 debate with Richard Nixon, a radio microphone used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for his “fireside chats” and political ads from Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as early political laughs from “Puck” magazine in 1877.
“You can see all the way back more than a century ago people were poking fun at presidents,” said Newseum exhibits chief Cathy Trost. “This is nothing new.”