The year Bill Clinton was elected marked a turning point in politics. The three broadcast television networks lost their hegemony over presidential campaigns. A billionaire announced his candidacy on a cable call-in show. Talk radio became a force. Clinton went on MTV to talk about his underwear. The presidential debates turned to voters rather than journalists for the first time to ask the candidates questions. The roots of 21st century politics can be found in the pivot moment of the 1992 campaign more than any other. Strange Bedfellows tells the story of that tumultuous year from inside the media and the campaigns, with a particular view inside one network, thanks to an agreement between the author and ABC News, then the dominant television news source in America, for complete access for the duration of the race. 

Rosenstiel’s ... searching and occasionally searing criticism of the media in the campaign year is a welcome tonic
— Dan Balz, The Washington Monthly
Wonderfully entertaining...but also a penetrating peek at the people behind the camera
— Ken Auletta
The best of the books on the 1992 campaign. An intelligent, original and educational critical inquiry
— Ronnie Dugger, The New York Times
Wise and iconoclastic...trenchant, breezy...the hot book on [the 1992] campaign. Rosenstiel has set a very high standard
— Fred Barnes, The American Spectator
Entertaining and insightful
— Jerry Roberts, San Francisco Chronicle
Fascinating, absorbing eloquent
— Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
If a political book was ever a page-turner, this is it
— Charlie Rose