Obama Buys Half-Hour of Network Primetime

30 minutes on October 29th may be accompanied by other TV buys
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2008 6:02 PM CDT
Barack Obama during a townhall-style presidential debate.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama’s campaign is planning an 11th-hour advertising blitz and has purchased a half-hour of primetime TV on CBS for October 29th, Politico reports. A special will air that night, just days before the election, at 8pm. Rumor has it that Obama also is nearing deals with NBC and Fox, though details of those buys are for now elusive.