Healthy Conflict Between Media and Government

General Powell said that “the foundation of our (U.S.) system of government is the opinion of the people.” The first priority… read more

General Powell said that “the foundation of our (U.S.) system of government is the opinion of the people.” The first priority for the press is to inform the people’s opinion and then report it. When the press does their job well, they help keep the United States strong and the government accountable. He said that there will and should always be conflict between his responsibilities for protecting and keeping secrets and informing the people. General Powell used examples from the Persian Gulf war to explain his stance on information access and media and military responsibility. close

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Healthy Conflict Between Media and Government

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Program ID:
17100-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 15, 1991
Last Aired:
Mar 18, 1991

Airing Details

  • Mar 15, 1991 | 11:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 16, 1991 | 3:31am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 16, 1991 | 5:35pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 1991 | 1:35pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 1991 | 11:08pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 1991 | 6:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 1991 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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