Congress, the Media, and the Public: Who Reveals What, When, and How?

Congress, the Media, and the Public: Who Reveals What, When, and How?

by Stephen E. Frantzich


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612054254
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/27/2015
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Stephen E. Frantzich is Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was selected as outstanding civilian professor in 1990. He is the author of over two dozen books and has served as a consultant to the U.S. Congress, Dirksen Center, C-SPAN, and a variety of foreign parliaments. He was one of the pioneers in the study of the impact of information technology on American politics. In his spare time, he run Books for International Goodwill (, which has distributed over 7 million books to underserved populations around the world.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS: Chapter 1: The Media and Representative Government: The Necessary Evil? Chapter 2: The Love/Hate Relationship: The Media Approaches Congress Chapter 3: The Congressional P.R. Machine: Selling a Single Product Chapter 4 : Catch Me If You Can: News Hooks and Nobodies Chapter 5: From Props to First Responders: Congress and the State of the Union MessageChapter 6: Mr. Chair and My Loyal Fans: Celebrity Testimony on Capitol Hill Chapter 7: Bombasters and Buffoons: Making Congress an Easy Target Chapter 8: Congress, the Houses of Ill Repute: Cartoonists Take on the House and Senate Chapter 9: Congress and Popular Culture: Dissing Congress on a Grand Scale Chapter 10: C-SPAN: A Window on Congress Chapter 11: Congress and the New Media: Challenges and Opportunities Chapter 12: Congress and the Media: The Continuing Odyssey

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