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

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03/04/1959

Having shown their power and expertise in the development of nuclear weapons, the nuclear bomb, and space exploration, the Soviet Union is now posing what economists see as the biggest threat yet - an economic competition for the uncommitted and undeveloped areas of the world. Louis Lyons poses the question “how informed is American public opinion on the Soviet Challenge?" _-_ _-_ The former governor of Illinois, Adlai Stevenson, thinks we have been deliberately badly informed, and are badly mistaken, about the state of the Soviet Union. It is a stable power system, and is not on the brink of internal collapse. _-_ _-_ Barbara Ward, London economist and author of “5 Ideas That Change the World” believes we need a much greater understanding of the Soviet Challenge to the West and what other Nations think of us. _-_ _-_ Both are worried about the nature and quality of Western reporting on the Soviet Union, as well as the political bias found in much of that reporting.


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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
Soviet Challenge, The
Program Number

13

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

Having shown their power and expertise in the development of nuclear weapons, the nuclear bomb, and space exploration, the Soviet Union is now posing what economists see as the biggest threat yet - an economic competition for the uncommitted and undeveloped areas of the world. Louis Lyons poses the question “how informed is American public opinion on the Soviet Challenge”?

The former governor of Illinois, Adlai Stevenson, thinks we have been deliberately badly informed, and are badly mistaken, about the state of the Soviet Union. It is a stable power system, and is not on the brink of internal collapse.

Barbara Ward, London economist and author of “5 Ideas That Change the World” believes we need a much greater understanding of the Soviet Challenge to the West and what other Nations think of us.

Both are worried about the nature and quality of Western reporting on the Soviet Union, as well as the political bias found in much of that reporting. Produced by Joseph Lyford, Directed by Loyd Brydon.

Keywords: Media History Journalism Soviet Union Communism Foreign news International relations World Politics United States foreign relations Cold War

Subject headings: Historical television programs

Proper names: Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 Ward, Barbara, 1914- Lyford, Joseph Brydon, Loyd

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Democracy--Developing countries
Mass Media--History--United States
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--Developing countries
United States--Foreign relations--Developing countries
Mass media criticism--United States
Communism and mass media--Soviet Union
United States--Foreign relations--Developing countries
Media and politics
Cold War in mass media
Mass media--Ethical aspects--United States
Cold War--1950-1960
Newspaper publishing--Economic aspects--United States
Newspaper publishing--United States--History--20th century
Journalism--Developing countries
Mass media--Social aspects--United States
Mass media--Economic aspects--United States
Governors--Illinois--Interviews
Locations
Boston, MA
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Contributors
Lyford, Joseph (Producer)
Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- (Presenter)
Brydon, Loyd (Director)
Ward, Barbara, 1914- (Guest)
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 (Guest)
Citation
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