Unsilent Revolution: Television News and American Public Life, 1948-1991 / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$39.73
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 95%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (40) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $5.73   
  • Used (36) from $1.99   

Overview

Unsilent Revolution is the story of the impact television news has had on politics, current events and the print media. Looking at major events over the past four decades, this work is an episodic history of the rise and ascendency of television news. Donovan and Scherer have used several unpublished journalists' accounts in this book, which differs from other studies in that it synthesizes scholarly sources along with first-hand experiences. Robert J. Donovan was chief of the Washington bureau of the New York Herald Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. He is currently a writer in Washington, D.C. Ray Scherer was a member of the NBC News Washington staff when its television broadcasts began in 1947. He was NBC's White House correspondent during the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations and, later, NBC London correspondent.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"They are at their best as they amble through four decades of the most memorable moments in television coverage, from Richard Nixon's 'Checkers' speech of 1952 to the old guard's attempted coup in the Soviet Union in 1991. As a compilation of images and episodes, this book is a feast. They do make some fascinating observations. These authors have given us a welcome reminder of how deeply we have been touched by television news, and they encourage us to recall episodes that go beyond their own book." The New York Times
Library Journal
This is a thoroughly researched, well-written, yet disappointing volume. Its theme is that the advent of TV news changed America's social fabric, altered the way we elect presidents, destroyed major newspapers and magazines, while modifying the way all surviving publications now present the news. TV news, we are told, has become a multiarmed monster of influence embracing all the world. That's true, but such conclusions are hardly revelatory. Donovan formerly New York Herald Tribune / Los Angeles Times and Scherer ex-NBC News have quoted dozens of books and articles reaching the same conclusion but have added little new of their own. Recommended only as an updated compilation.-- Chet Hagan, Berks Cty. P.L. System, Pa.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521428620
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 357
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Twelve Episodes: 1. Police dogs, firehoses, and television cameras: shockwaves from the South; 2. Exit Joe McCarthy; 3. Television news and the ups and downs of Richard Nixon: the 1960 election; 4. Television's march on Cape Canaveral; 5. Television's supreme hour: the Kennedy funeral; 6. In the eye of the storm: television news and the urban riots; 7. Vietnam, 1965-1967; 8. Vietnam, 1968-1975; 9. Nixon's presidency: a difficult time for television news and the press; 10. Nixon in China and Watergate; 11. Infuriating pictures from Iran: television news, Jimmy Carter, and the Iranian hostage crisis; 12. The call: relief for the Ethiopian famine, 1984; Part II. Ongoing Impact: 13. The White House in the television age; 14. The television president: Reagan on prime time; 15. The television occupation of Capitol Hill; 16. From Dulles to Gorbachev: diplomacy and terrorism in the television age; 17. Television and the transformation of American politics, 1952-1984; 18. 1988; 19. Profound change in print journalism: the invasion by television news; 20. Newspapers in the age of television; 21. Television's intrusion in the press box; 22. Two different mediums: newspapers and television news; 23. Conclusion: Tiananmen Square, the Berlin Wall, the Persian Gulf War, and the Russian coup; Notes; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)