The Acting President

Authors Schieffer and Gates assert in their book, [The Acting President], that for eight years American foreign and domestic policy was… read more

The Acting President Authors Schieffer and Gates assert in their book, [The Acting

President], that for eight years American foreign and domestic policy

was controlled and shaped as much by the advisors to President Ronald

Reagan as by the president himself. Schieffer and Gates discuss their

early careers in journalism and how network news coverage has changed

over the past twenty years. They analyze how the presidency has also

evolved to adapt to changing technology and how Ronald Reagan used

that technology to his benefit. Schieffer and Gates look at the

progress of the Bush administration, comparing it to the Reagan

years. They provide insightful discussion concerning the

controversial Dan Rather-George Bush interview during the 1988

campaign, using that event to show the power of the media. close

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Program ID:
8678-1
Category:
Booknotes
Format:
Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 13, 1989 | 8:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Nov 20, 2005 | 12:55am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Aug 13, 1989 | 8:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 1989 | 12:11am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 1989 | 3:13am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 14, 1989 | 6:31am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 1989 | 4:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 15, 2005 | 12:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 18, 2005 | 12:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 20, 2005 | 12:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
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