Book Discussion on Infamous Scribblers

Eric Burns talked about his book Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism, published by… read more

Eric Burns talked about his book Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism, published by Public Affairs. In his book he recounts the impact of colonial newspapers on early American culture. The author explained that since Boston’s Publick Occurrences newspaper of the 1690's, the founding fathers continuously made headlines and were subject to both character assassinations and outright fabrications. Mr. Burns recounted examples fabricated stories. He responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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197965-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
May 5, 2007
Last Aired:
May 6, 2007

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  • May 05, 2007 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 06, 2007 | 12:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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