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Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Secrecy In Government

Part of Press and the People.

01/03/1959

Louis Lyons interviews Clark Mollenhoff, Washington correspondent, Des Moines Register, Minneapolis Star and other Cowles Publications and Edwin Lahey, Chief Washington Bureau, Chicago Daily News, Detroit Free Press and other Knight Newspapers on the topic of secrecy in government. _-_ _-_ Clark Mollenhoff is quoted as saying “our federal administration is practicing a doctrine of secrecy which carries in it seeds of dictatorship. The press must destroy this doctrine of secrecy before it can be used to wreck our system of free government.” _-_ _-_ Lahey is quoted as saying “a good reporter is the natural enemy of the public official. The reporter tries to get the news; the bureaucrat tries to conceal it.”


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Series
Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People
Program
Secrecy In Government
Program Number

4

Series Description

Louis Lyons hosts this series of programs that discuss the problems and performance of the American Press in reporting leading questions of the day. Series release date: 1958

Program Description

Louis Lyons interviews Clark Mollenhoff, Washington correspondent, Des Moines Register, Minneapolis Star and other Cowles Publications and Edwin Lahey, Chief Washington Bureau, Chicago Daily News, Detroit Free Press and other Knight Newspapers on the topic of secrecy in government.

Clark Mollenhoff is quoted as saying “our federal administration is practicing a doctrine of secrecy which carries in it seeds of dictatorship. The press must destroy this doctrine of secrecy before it can be used to wreck our system of free government.”

Lahey is quoted as saying “a good reporter is the natural enemy of the public official. The reporter tries to get the news; the bureaucrat tries to conceal it.”

Keywords: Media History Journalism United States Politics and government Washington (D.C.) Politics and government Secrecy

Subject headings: Historical television programs

Proper names: Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- Mollenhoff, Clark R. (Clark Raymond), 1921-1991 Lahey, Edwin A., 1902-1969 Lyford, Joseph Brydon, Loyd

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Mass media criticism--United States
Media and politics
Political corruption--Press coverage
Mass media--Social aspects--United States
Mass media--Economic aspects--United States
Mass media--Ethical aspects--United States
Newspaper publishing--United States--History--20th century
Journalism--Washington (D.C.)--History
Mass Media--History--United States
Newspaper publishing--Economic aspects--United States
Political corruption--United States--History--20th century
Locations
Boston, MA
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Contributors
Mollenhoff, Clark R. (Clark Raymond), 1921-1991 (Guest)
Lahey, Edwin A., 1902-1969 (Guest)
Lyford, Joseph (Producer)
Brydon, Loyd (Director)
Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- (Presenter)
Citation
Chicago: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Secrecy In Government,” 01/03/1959, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 23, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D5A70A572304400A941F7DA67E484A9.
MLA: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Secrecy In Government.” 01/03/1959. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 23, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D5A70A572304400A941F7DA67E484A9>.
APA: Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Secrecy In Government. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D5A70A572304400A941F7DA67E484A9
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