Media Access During the Persian Gulf War

Asst. Secretary Williams spoke as part of the Society of Professional Journalists' Freedom of Information Day. He talked about… read more

Asst. Secretary Williams spoke as part of the Society of Professional Journalists' Freedom of Information Day. He talked about the government’s imposition of restrictive war time policy on the release of information during the Persian Gulf. He discussed how and what type of information was released to the press. The history of access to military information was discussed. Topics included press pools, press escorts, and military briefings. He spoke of two myths that have arisen over Persian Gulf war coverage: reporters did not do a good job of covering the war and reporters did not have much of a chance to cover the war. close

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Media Access During the Persian Gulf War

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Program ID:
17071-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 14, 1991
Last Aired:
Mar 17, 1991

Airing Details

  • Mar 14, 1991 | 1:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 14, 1991 | 6:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 14, 1991 | 7:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 14, 1991 | 11:10pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 15, 1991 | 6:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 1991 | 11:53am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 17, 1991 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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