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Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Responsibilities Of Television, The; Part I

Part of Press and the People.

01/24/1959

Following closely on from his speech to a professional group in Chicago, where he made the following quote “Surely we shall pay for using this most powerful instrument of communications to insulate the citizenry from the hard and demanding realities that must be faced if we are to survive”, Louis Lyons interviews America’s foremost television journalist Edward R. Murrow on the state of television broadcasting. _-_ Murrow believes that the program structure is in imbalance, and that the American television audience is being fed a diet of programming that insulates them from the realities of the world around.


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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
Responsibilities Of Television, The; Part I
Program Number

8

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

Following closely on from his speech to a professional group in Chicago where he made the following quote “Surely we shall pay for using this most powerful instrument of communications to insulate the citizenry from the hard and demanding realities that must be faced if we are to survive”, Louis Lyons interviews America’s foremost television journalist Edward R. Murrow, on the state of television broadcasting. Murrow believes that the program structure in imbalance and that the American television audience is being fed a diet of programming that insulates them from the realities of the world around.

Keywords: American society and culture Television broadcasting Media and society History Journalism

Subject heading: Historical television programs

Proper names: Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- Murrow, Edward R. Lyford, Joseph Brydon, Loyd

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Mass Media--History--United States
Documentary mass media
Radio journalism
Television news anchors
Mass media--Ethical aspects--United States
Mass media--Social aspects--United States
Television broadcasting of news
Education in mass media
Mass media and culture--United States
Mass media criticism--United States
Locations
Boston, MA
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Contributors
Lyford, Joseph (Producer)
Murrow, Edward R. (Guest)
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; Responsibilities Of Television, The; Part I,” 01/24/1959, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_993182647CAF461AA71D722FCC6D0D44.
MLA: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Responsibilities Of Television, The; Part I.” 01/24/1959. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_993182647CAF461AA71D722FCC6D0D44>.
APA: Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Responsibilities Of Television, The; Part I. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_993182647CAF461AA71D722FCC6D0D44
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