It was the opening night of the Democratic Convention and Anthony Corrado, headphones in place, was seated in a soundproof cubbyhole on the fourth floor of the Eustis Building at Colby awaiting a call from National Public Radio's Scott Simon. The NPR host was at the convention in Los Angeles. The interview was to be broadcast live. When Simon came on the line, his first question was whether the entertainment industry is more likely to give to the Democratic Party than to Republicans. "They certainly are," Corrado said, without missing a beat. "In fact, one of the groups that the Clinton administration has brought into the Democratic fund raising over the past eight years is the so-called Hollywood money. He had roots there with the Thomasons back in his first bid in 1992..."

Corrado's face was turned to a bank of dials, his words beamed from the dimly lit room to listeners across the country. "With experience, one gets used to the surreal character of live broadcasts," he said later.

And like fellow Colby political scientists G. Calvin Mackenzie and L. Sandy Maisel, Corrado has had plenty of experience.


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