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Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Press and Foreign Policy, The

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01/01/1959

Louis Lyons interviews Walter Millis, lecturer and writer on U.S. foreign and military policy and Barry Bingham, president and editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times _-_ _-_ Lyons poses the questions “What effect can public opinion have on our or foreign policy? And what is the state of our public opinion in this vital area? Is it informed enough? Is it organized enough to be effective?” _-_ _-_ Barry Bingham is quoted as saying “American foreign policy is suffering from mental malnutrition. The thought must be shared at least three ways – there is a failure of leadership at the White House; a failure of interest among the general public, and a failure of adequate information and useful comment among large segments of the American press” _-_ _-_ Walter Mills is quoted as saying “our newspapers are performing their function by no means perfectly, but by no means disastrously. Our press could do more to interpret our national administration to the people, and the needs of the people to the administration”


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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
Press and Foreign Policy, The
Program Number

15

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 Walter Millis, lecturer and writer on U.S. foreign and military policy and Barry Bingham, president and editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times

Lyons poses the questions “What effect can public opinion have on our or foreign policy? And what is the state of our public opinion in this vital area? Is it informed enough? Is it organized enough to be effective?”

Barry Bingham is quoted as saying “American foreign policy is suffering from mental malnutrition. The thought must be shared at least three ways – there is a failure of leadership at the White House; a failure of interest among the general public, and a failure of adequate information and useful comment among large segments of the American press”

Walter Mills is quoted as saying “our newspapers are performing their function by no means perfectly, but by no means disastrously. Our press could do more to interpret our national administration to the people, and the needs of the people to the administration” Directed by Loyd Brydon, Produced by Joseph Lyford.

Keywords: Media History Journalism United States Foreign relations World politics International relations

Subject headings: Historical television programs

Proper names: Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988 Millis, Walter, 1899-1968 Lyford, Joseph Brydon, Loyd

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Newspaper publishing--Economic aspects--United States
Mass media--Social aspects--United States
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989--Citizen participation
Mass media--Economic aspects--United States
Democracy--United States--Citizen participation
Mass media criticism--United States
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989--Public opinion
Public opinion polls--United States
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989--Decision making
Mass Media--History--United States
Newspaper publishing--United States--History--20th century
Media and politics
Mass media--Ethical aspects--United States
Locations
Boston, MA
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Contributors
Brydon, Loyd (Director)
Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988 (Guest)
Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- (Presenter)
Lyford, Joseph (Producer)
Millis, Walter, 1899-1968 (Guest)
Citation
Chicago: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Press and Foreign Policy, The,” 01/01/1959, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B8198E58B3834AA99E4914DE819B97FF.
MLA: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Press and Foreign Policy, The.” 01/01/1959. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B8198E58B3834AA99E4914DE819B97FF>.
APA: Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Press and Foreign Policy, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B8198E58B3834AA99E4914DE819B97FF
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