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

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12/11/1958

Louis Lyons interviews James Reston, chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times about the relationship between the media and the American government. _-_ _-_ Reston talks about the need to monitor and investigate the ever-growing American government. He does not believe the government is willfully conspiring to suppress information from the people, but he does believe they are more likely to manage the news that is released to the public. _-_ Now that the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower is drawing to a close he talks about government entering a transition period from men born in the 19th century to men born in the 20th century; that a whole new generation of politicians is coming to the fore and we need to start paying attention to these new candidates now, rather than waiting until the parties are at their final selection processes.


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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
Washington And The Press
Program Number

2

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 James Reston, chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times about the relationship between the media and the American government.

Reston talks about the need to monitor and investigate the ever-growing American government. He does not believe the government is willfully conspiring to suppress information from the people, but he does believe they are more likely to manage the news that is released to the public. Now that the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower is drawing to a close he talks about government entering a transition period from men born in the 19th century to men born in the 20th century; that a whole new generation of politicians is coming to the fore and we need to start paying attention to these new candidates now, rather than waiting until the parties are at their final selection processes.

Keywords: Television broadcasting Media History Journalism United States Politics and government Washington (D.C.) Politics and government

Subject headings: Historical television programs

Proper names: Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- Reston, James, 1909- Lyford, Joseph Brydon, Loyd

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Journalism--Washington (D.C.)
Newspaper publishing--United States--History--20th century
China--History--1949-1976
New York Times--History
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989--Decision making
Mass media criticism--United States
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989--Citizen participation
Media and politics
Berlin (Germany)--History--1945-1990
Mass Media--History--United States
Mass media--Social aspects--United States
Mass media--Economic aspects--United States
Locations
Boston, MA
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Contributors
Brydon, Loyd (Director)
Reston, James, 1909- (Guest)
Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897- (Presenter)
Lyford, Joseph (Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Washington And The Press,” 12/11/1958, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F3669EDCE0044D9C97FD3661EF031D95.
MLA: “Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Washington And The Press.” 12/11/1958. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F3669EDCE0044D9C97FD3661EF031D95>.
APA: Press And The People, The: An Inquiry Into The Work Of The American Press In Informing The American People; Washington And The Press. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F3669EDCE0044D9C97FD3661EF031D95
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