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

Part of Press and the People.

12/07/1958

Louis Lyons interviews Harry Montgomery, assistant general manager, Associated Press (AP) and Robert Farquharson, Information officer, Canadian Embassy in Washington on our relations with Canada; how the media and press coverage has informed the perception the American public has of their near neighbor. _-_ _-_ Harry Montgomery is quoted as saying “the U.S. press does a creditable job of informing the people about Canada. It should not be made a whipping boy. The press should not be expected to do the whole job of promoting better U.S./Canada relations.” _-_ _-_ Robert Farquharson is quoted as saying “the American press would do a far better job of coverage if Americans wrote abut Canada for America instead of leaving the job almost entirely to Canadians.”


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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
Canada
Program Number

2

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 Harry Montgomery, assistant general manager, Associated Press (AP) and Robert Farquharson, Information officer, Canadian Embassy in Washington on our relations with Canada; how the media and press coverage has informed the perception the American public has of their near neighbor.

Harry Montgomery is quoted as saying “the U.S. press does a creditable job of informing the people about Canada. It should not be made a whipping boy. The press should not be expected to do the whole job of promoting better U.S./Canada relations.”

Robert Farquharson is quoted as saying “the American press would do a far better job of coverage if Americans wrote about Canada for America instead of leaving the job almost entirely to Canadians.”

Keywords: Media History Journalism Canada United States foreign relations International relations World politics

Subject headings: Historical television programs

Proper names: Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- Farquharson, Robert Montgomery, Harry Lyford, Joseph Brydon, Loyd

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Mass media--History--United States
Mass media--Social aspects--Canada
Mass media--Social aspects--United States
Mass media--Ethical aspects--Canada
Mass media--History--Canada
Mass media--Economic aspects--United States
Mass media criticism--Canada
Canada--Public opinion
Mass media criticism--United States
United States--Relations--Canada
Mass media--Ethical aspects--United States
Locations
Boston, MA
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Contributors
Montgomery, Harry (Guest)
Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- (Presenter)
Brydon, Loyd (Director)
Farquharson, Robert (Guest)
Lyford, Joseph (Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Canada,” 12/07/1958, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_880495B742B74F42B54A2BD9D3559407.
MLA: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Canada.” 12/07/1958. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_880495B742B74F42B54A2BD9D3559407>.
APA: Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Canada. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_880495B742B74F42B54A2BD9D3559407
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