Harry and Louise Return to Stir Up Health Care Debate
The National Federation of Independent Business has teamed up with several other organizations to sponsor a health-care advertisement to be televised during the Democratic and Republican national political conventions.
The ad will feature "Harry and Louise," who became famous in the early and mid 1990s for their roles in ads to defeat health care reform.
In the new ads, the couple at the kitchen table will remind America that they are still waiting "for a better way" when it comes to better health care. They also will promote health care reform as the top domestic priority for the nation's next president and Congress.
The small business group, alongside the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Hospital Association, Catholic Health Association and Families USA, will unveil the health-care television ad this morning at the National Press Club.
The ads are expected to air from Aug. 24 through Sept. 7 on national cable networks and local markets in Denver and St. Paul where the national political conventions are being held. The "multimillion dollar" ad buy also will be seen on Comedy Central, according to Stephanie Cathcart, senior media manager for NFIB.
Goddard Claussen, the ad agency that put together the original ad with the same actors, created the newer version. It can be viewed at harryandlouisereturn.com starting today.
By Sharon McLoone |
August 19, 2008; 10:00 AM ET
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