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Nonna has the makings of a new San Antonio institution: a telegenic chef, an elegant cafe space at an historic hotel with wide windows onto a busy street, a service team that improved with each outing.
And Baker, the telegenic Ivy League grad with a fiscal focus and an aversion to picking fights on social issues — not to mention a willingness to work with Democrats and buck President Trump on occasion — is providing an appealing model.
While earlier presidents, notably John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, benefited from being telegenic, they were still tied to an earlier, pre-television world in ways that Trump isn’t.
France secured the top spot this year, on the back of the election of the telegenic 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron as president.# Despite the ranking, America still holds an enduring allure for many around the world.
Kurz, a telegenic politician who drew big crowds at his public appearances, helped differentiate the People's Party in style and rhetoric from the Freedom Party, which has embraced xenophobic comments about migrants and Muslims.
Kennedy made his first appearance as a young Boston congressman, already defining telegenic for a still-new medium.
France secured the top spot this year, on the back of the election of the telegenic 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron as president.
Los Angeles is filled with telegenic chefs, but Ludovic Lefebvre might be the restaurant scene’s equivalent of the Most Interesting Man in the World.
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The History of telegenic
Telegenic, which began to appear in print in the 1930s, is essentially a compound formed out of "television" and "photogenic." "Photogenic" is also the word that caused the addition of a new sense to "-genic," namely "suitable for production or reproduction by a given medium" (as in the occasionally seen "videogenic": "The '80s were a time that created a lot of videogenic bands who weren't necessarily compelling live artists...." - Ron Shapiro, quoted in Entertainment Weekly, September 25, 1998). "Telegenic" may seem like a word that would primarily refer to people, but there is evidence for telegenic events (such as popular sports), objects, and responses. Occasionally, one even sees reference to a telegenic attitude or other intangible.
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