Data for Bob Barr from GordonUnleashed.com:
Here is a summary of just the interviews and events Bob did between August 2 and November 3rd. This list does not attempt to include news stories or news coverage that resulted from speeches, events, public appearances, news conferences, news releases etc.
From August 2 through November 3rd Bob did at least:
31 national TV interviews including 15 on CNN and 8 on Fox News Network
31 local TV interviews
90 radio interviews
38 newspaper interviews
8 magazine interviews
3 news conferences
36 speeches, most at Universities
1 debate televised on C-SPAN
The only thing I know of to compare it to is Harry Browne’s list of campaign appearances from 2000. This is not an apples to apples comparison, since Browne’s list covers a longer period of time, and there are many more news shows and outlets now than there were then. Nevertheless, here is Browne’s list. I am omitting the names of the shows, stations and papers, which is at the link.
These lists cover publicity events in which I participated from February 14, 2000 (the official beginning of the presidential campaign) through Election Day, November 7.
Even though there are 852 events shown, this list isn’t complete. There were additional articles written about the campaign that either didn’t come to the attention of the campaign staff or that didn’t involve a personal interview. In fact, we’re aware of 1,655 references in the printed press – articles in which I was mentioned or even covered fairly extensively, but that may not have involved an interview.
These appearances gave me the opportunity to tell Americans that there is a much better country available to us – one in which their children and grandchildren won’t have to face the crushing burden of taxation that they’ve faced all their lives, one in which they can be free of Social Security and plan a secure retirement for themselves, one in which the liberties that made America unique aren’t tossed away on behalf of a futile Drug War, one in which their children will be safe from foreign wars and terrorist attacks because their government will no longer roam the world looking for trouble.
More than anything else, I had the opportunity to show that there are far better alternatives than those being offered by the old parties – that it doesn’t have to be this way.
National TV — 53
National Radio — 90
National Press — 38
Local TV — 80
Big-City Radio — 255
Small-City Radio — 120
Local Press — 137
Internet Sites & Publications — 81
If anyone is aware of similar studies for other years, please post comments.