On-camera air time, cherished by politicians (e.g. a super-size sound bite on the evening news of Senator X's impassioned plea in favor of the flag-burning amendment), actors (e.g. gratuitous reaction shots and close-ups of the sitcom stars), and people in television news (e.g. the anchor reporting live from the latest world-crisis hotspot, flown there by the network for no reason other than to look authoritative standing at that latest hotspot).

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face time n.

[common] Time spent interacting with somebody face-to-face (as opposed to via electronic links). "Oh, yeah, I spent some face time with him at the last Usenix."

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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