Cameron retired from Fox News earlier this month after more than 20 years with the all-news cabler. He was most recently chief political correspondent.
Londonderry founder Patrick Millsaps said Cameron’s background of covering every presidential campaign and White House since 1996 made him well-suited for the job of developing compelling stories for TV. Millsaps formerly worked as chief of staff for Newt Gingrich during his 2012 presidential bid. He launched a talent management firm in 2014 and expanded into film and TV production last year with the Londonderry banner. Former Walden Media executive Chip Flaherty joined Londonderry in July as head of its film arm.
“I am thrilled to have TV veteran Carl Cameron join the Londonderry team,” said Millsaps. “Carl and I met when I was running my first and
Some of the political coverage issues he has identified: an excessive focus on clashing "personalities" and personnel moves to the detriment of policy debates; excessive "screeching"...
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Every four years since 1960, dozens of reporters and cameramen travel the four or so hours from the primary central of Manchester to the remote little town nestled in the woods near the Canadian border. They converge on the Balsams Resort Hotel, a Victorian-style grand hotel that serves as the site of the voting and where the residents live and work.
Like so much in the Granite State, which prides itself on fierce independence and a strict adherence to the idea of retail politics, there's something more than a little quaint about the ritual that that began in 1960 with the Balsams owner, the late Neal Tillotson. A hotel compound wouldn't normally be allowed to vote as a town -- the real Dixville is down the road a piece -- but because it's uncorporated, different rules apply.
And Dixville Notch gets to open and close its voting right around midnight because of an arcane law that says that a polling place doesn't have to remain open until evening if all voters are present.
"It's a gimmick"t on state politics. "Dixville Notch is essentially a hotel, that's all it is."
That doesn't mean that Smith doesn't think it's emblematic of New Hampshire.
"It's fun. It's part of the hoopla, like kissing babies and wearing silly hats," Smith said. "In New Hampshire, politics has a deep element of tradition, and the New Hampshire primary is special because politics is deeply rooted here back to the days of the town meeting."
Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron agrees.
"Dixville has always been first and always been wrong, and it's delightful," Cameron said before traveling up again this year. "They stay up until midnight ... and at 12:03, we know the results of the first in the first, and that is cool."
This time around, the carnival atmosphere starts early in the evening as the TV cameras arrive in the Ballot Room, a small room near the pool tables, where the ballot box lives and where tall, narrow voting booths have been set up for each of the 13 voters present.
ElectionLink, a rolling live news bureau wrapped inside a Ford Expedition, has seen heavy use in the past month or so on the campaign trail. Fox News has two of them, one stationed in Iowa until after the caucuses and another here in New Hampshire to cover the primary.
Most live TV shots are done by large satellite trucks that require a lot of planning, a wide berth and plenty of space where they're going. But some networks, Fox among them, have been experimenting with mobile news bureaus that combine the ease of an SUV with the technical firepower of a satellite truck.
That's the idea with ElectionLink. The Fox News-branded truck comes complete with a flat, upside-down satellite truck on its roof, a video camera that rotates 360 degrees and can be used while the unit is rolling or for live shots alongside the road and another camera that is connected by a WiFi-like device to the satellite dish and can travel with the reporter and camera operator about a quarter-mile away from the dish.
It's turned out to be very handy for Fox News correspondents like Carl Cameron, Major Garrett and Brian Wilson, who have a lot of ground to cover and not a lot of time.
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