The Political Performers

The Political Performers

by Michael Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275944905

ISBN-13: 9780275944902

Pub. Date: 05/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Thirty years after his death, Edward R. Murrow is still a cult figure in American broadcast journalism, and his company has achieved the distinction of standard bearer in the field of broadcast news. This examination of key CBS broadcasts and the people behind them that helped to establish the network as the prototype for excellence provides a unique perspective on

Overview

Thirty years after his death, Edward R. Murrow is still a cult figure in American broadcast journalism, and his company has achieved the distinction of standard bearer in the field of broadcast news. This examination of key CBS broadcasts and the people behind them that helped to establish the network as the prototype for excellence provides a unique perspective on the early era of broadcasting. Included are interviews with major contributors such as former CBS News presidents Fred W. Friendly and Bill Leonard. Going beyond personalities, the specific focus is on major broadcasts, from the early era up to the present-day 60 Minutes, some of which have been overlooked in spite of their formative role in helping CBS to gain its reputation in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275944902
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1994
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1660L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

The CBS Tradition

War of Words

Murrow: Radio Days

Civil Liberties

Coming of Age

Muckraking

Youth Movement

Military Matters

Urban Questions

Most Trusted

Pastor of Public Affairs

Carrying On

Afterword

Appendices

Bibliography

Index

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