Trump once said TV ruined politics. Then it made him a star.
The Washington Post - 09/22/2016
“This guy is gold on TV. That was a huge factor in why they turned over their airwaves to him,” said Alan Schroeder, a journalism professor at Northeastern University in Boston who has written a book on presidential debates. “He was getting on TV on his own terms. There were allowances made for him because of his ability to drive ratings.”