Book Discussion on Nation of Secrets

Ted Gup was interviewed by Mr. Mills about his book, Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life,… read more

Ted Gup was interviewed by Mr. Mills about his book, Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life, published by Doubleday. Investigative journalist Gup contended that current U.S. political culture is defined by a misguided desire for secrecy. He argued that an ever-growing flood of classified documents undermines the transparency of democratic institutions. He examined the role of the journalist in navigating this terrain and the general public’s access to information that he argued has become increasingly limited. After the interview Mr. Gup responded to audience members' questions.

He was interviewed by Steve Mills. close

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  • Gup, Ted Professor Case Western Reserve University->Journalism
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198470-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Interview
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jun 10, 2007
Last Aired:
Aug 20, 2007

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  • Jun 10, 2007 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 10, 2007 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 20, 2007 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 20, 2007 | 7:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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