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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