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All the News Unfit to Print: How Things Were... and How They Were Reported
     

All the News Unfit to Print: How Things Were... and How They Were Reported

by Eric Burns
 

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A premature newswire report announces the end of World War I, spurring wild celebrations in American streets days before the actual treaty was signed. A St. Louis newspaper prints reviews of theatrical performances that never took place-they had been canceled due to bad weather. New York newspaper reporters plant evidence in the apartment of the man accused of

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A premature newswire report announces the end of World War I, spurring wild celebrations in American streets days before the actual treaty was signed. A St. Louis newspaper prints reviews of theatrical performances that never took place-they had been canceled due to bad weather. New York newspaper reporters plant evidence in the apartment of the man accused of kidnapping the Lindbergh baby and then call him a liar in the courtroom once the trial begins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781683366447
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Burns is the former host of Fox News's acclaimed Fox News Watch and a veteran of NBC Nightly News and Today. Burns has written on matters of media and popular culture for such magazines as Reader's Digest, the Weekly Standard, Spy, TV Guide, and Family Circle, in addition to such newspapers as the New York Post and the Los Angeles Times, as well as the Huffington Post. His social histories The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol and The Smoke of the Gods: A Social History of Tobacco each won the highest award given in its category by the American Library Association.

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