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Press Secretary, The
Program Description

THE PRESS SECRETARY presents a case study of technology and governance at the world's most important news source - the White House. Following former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart and his staff in the days leading up to a formal presidential press conference, the program considers the consequences of the ever-increasing demand for information and how that insatiable appetite for news has transformed the relationship between the American public and their government.

For three days in September of 2000, former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart granted documentary film cameras unprecedented access to himself, the press office and the president. As the White House prepares for the visit of a foreign leader and faces questions on the controversial holding of Wen Ho Lee, rare interviews with White House staff and the press corps provide an intimate, eyewitness account of the complex and often contentious relationship between the presidency and the press.

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Broadcast program

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Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Journalism
Government
Citation
Chicago: “Press Secretary, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D33668ED630A4EBB84EFD5B2BA6B1224.
MLA: “Press Secretary, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D33668ED630A4EBB84EFD5B2BA6B1224>.
APA: Press Secretary, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D33668ED630A4EBB84EFD5B2BA6B1224
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