Geraldine Ferraro's teleprompter wars
The Eloquent Woman
AUGUST 29, 2008
Geraldine Ferraro's details her battle with the teleprompter in preparing her acceptance speech. She started with a good goal, checking the venue: I wanted to scope out the arena, to test the height of the lectern (I’m 5 feet 4 inches tall and needed to be seen above it) and, of course, to practice with the teleprompter. As a third-term member of Congress from Queens, I had never had the need nor the opportunity to use a teleprompter.