Press Gallery

Donald Ritchie traced the evolution of Washington print reporting from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the advent of radio in 1932. He received his… read more

Donald Ritchie traced the evolution of Washington print reporting from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the advent of radio in 1932. He received his bachelor’s and advanced degrees from the University of Maryland and spent several years teaching in Washington-area universities. Mr. Ritchie’s book, Press Gallery, centers on the ethics of the early Washington correspondents and the ways which their ethical standards reflect the era in which they worked. He explored the changing relationship between journalists and elected officials and how that relationship influenced the public. Mr. Ritchie, who has been the associate historian of the U.S. Senate since 1976, explained that his book “starts in 1800, when the first reporters arrived in Washington, when Congress was really the center of attention rather than the presidency.” He discussed the changes involved in the way the press covered issues concerning the President and Congress and politicians' responsiveness to questions from the press. close

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Program ID:
18786-1
Category:
Booknotes
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Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 07, 1991 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 07, 2004 | 5:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jul 07, 1991 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 07, 1991 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 08, 1991 | 2:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 08, 1991 | 6:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 24, 1991 | 8:35pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 25, 1991 | 4:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 1992 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 02, 1992 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 03, 2004 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 2004 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 07, 2004 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 07, 2004 | 5:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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