Television and the Political Process

Mr. Schieffer delivered the Nelson Benton lecture, beginning with reminiscences about his career in news reporting. Then he… read more

Mr. Schieffer delivered the Nelson Benton lecture, beginning with reminiscences about his career in news reporting. Then he talked about the loss of innocence of the U.S., which he ascribes to the assassination of President Kennedy. He said that after that followed ten violent years of civil rights activism and Vietnam War protest, all of which was seen on television. Television became the medium on which people increasingly depended for news. Television especially changed politics because of its visual impact and enormous audience. close

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Television and the Political Process

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Program ID:
79305-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Mar 29, 1997
Last Aired:
Mar 30, 1997

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  • Mar 29, 1997 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 1997 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 30, 1997 | 8:28am EST | C-SPAN 2
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