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Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Economic Facts Of Life, The

Part of Press and the People.

01/12/1959

Louis Lyons introduces Dr. John Kenneth Galbraith, professor of economics, Harvard University and author of the bestselling book “The Affluent Society” and Joseph A. Livingston, author of the book “The American Stockholder”. _-_ Galbraith believes “one of the most disastrous trends in the newspaper business is the notion that all a reporter needs is a strong pair of legs and a sharp pencil. This is one reason why some of our most important economic stories are so badly covered”, while Livingston is quoted as saying “it happens that financial writers on daily newspapers, who ought to be objective, become apologists for Wall St. They are drawn into the inner circle of thought and attitudes. Management, if successful, can do no wrong”. _-_ Lyons asks “what are the qualifications for reporting in the field of economics, and what areas are particularly badly covered by the press?” _-_


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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
Economic Facts Of Life, The
Program Number

5

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 introduces Dr. John Kenneth Galbraith, professor of economics, Harvard University and author of the bestselling book “The Affluent Society” and Joseph A. Livingston, author of the book “The American Stockholder”.

Galbraith believes “one of the most disastrous trends in the newspaper business is the notion that all a reporter needs is a strong pair of legs and a sharp pencil. This is one reason why some of our most important economic stories are so badly covered”, while Livingston is quoted as saying “it happens that financial writers on daily newspapers, who ought to be objective, become apologists for Wall St. They are drawn into the inner circle of thought and attitudes. Management, if successful, can do no wrong”.

Lyons asks “what are the qualifications for reporting in the field of economics, and what areas are particularly badly covered by the press?” Directed by Loyd Brydon, Produced by Joseph Lyford.

Keywords: Television broadcasting Media History Journalism Newspaper publishing Economics

Subject headings: Historical television programs

Proper names: Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006 Livingston, J. A. (Joseph A.) Lyford, Joseph Brydon, Loyd

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Journalism, Commercial--United States--Public opinion
Newspaper publishing--United States--History--20th century
Mass media criticism--United States
Stock Market Crash, 1929
Mass media--Social aspects--United States
Inflation (Finance)--Social aspects
Mass Media--History--United States
Media and politics
Newspaper publishing--Economic aspects--United States
Mass media--Economic aspects--United States
Mass media--Ethical aspects--United States
Locations
Boston, MA
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Contributors
Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- (Presenter)
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908- (Guest)
Brydon, Loyd (Director)
Lyford, Joseph (Producer)
Livingston, J. A. (Joseph A.) (Guest)
Citation
Chicago: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Economic Facts Of Life, The,” 01/12/1959, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BC796D8D044744AA968730A640E2BC28.
MLA: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Economic Facts Of Life, The.” 01/12/1959. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BC796D8D044744AA968730A640E2BC28>.
APA: Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Economic Facts Of Life, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BC796D8D044744AA968730A640E2BC28
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