Landis, Geoffrey. "The Eyes of America"
Divergence: 1901 CE
What if: Leon Czolgosz killed Teddy Roosevelt instead of William McKinley, and desperate for a candidate who could beat William Jennings Bryan, the Republicans picked Thomas Edison as their presidental candidate in 1904.
Summary: When the Bryan campaign counters by hiring Nicola Tesla, the wonders of televideon quickly begin to re-shape American political campaigning, religious ministry, and entertainment.
Published: Posted on-line at SciFiction May 7, 2003
— In The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois), St. Martin's/Griffin 2004 (0312324782BUY, 0312324790BUY), v.t. The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 17, Robinson 2004 (1841199249).
Awards: Finalist: 2003 Sidewise Award for best short-form alternate history.
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