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Fighting for the First Amendment : Stanton of CBS vs. Congress and the Nixon White House

Author: Corydon B Dunham
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is an inside look at how a Congressional Committee, supported by the Nixon White House, sought to establish control over broadcast news by investigating editorial news judgment. Frank Stanton, legendary President of CBS, refused to produce outtakes from the award-winning documentary, "The Selling of the Pentagon," subpoenaed by the Committee in an attempt to condemn the program and CBS. The Committee voted to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dunham, Corydon B., 1927-
Fighting for the First Amendment.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997
(OCoLC)605302103
Named Person: Frank Stanton; Frank Stanton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Corydon B Dunham
ISBN: 0275960277 9780275960278
OCLC Number: 36977152
Description: xiii, 233 p. : port. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Congressional subpoena --
'The Selling of the Pentagon' --
Staggers' first hearing on the subpoena --
Stanton: the broadcast executive --
Stanton in Washington --
Congress and television news --
The White House --
Opposition programming and 'The selling of the Pentagon' --
Is this fight really necessary? --
'You are in contempt' --
Down to the wire --
'Dear colleagues' --
The Constitutional debate: historic moment for the press --
The public's interest --
On a personal note: Stanton's departure.
Other Titles: Stanton of CBS vs. Congress and the Nixon White House
Responsibility: Corydon B. Dunham ; foreword by Walter Cronkite.
Local System Bib Number:
62433

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An inside look at how a Congressional Committee, supported by the Nixon White House, sought to establish control over broadcast news. The text examines the ongoing conflict between media and  Read more...
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