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Talking politics : choosing the president in the television age /
Liz Cunningham.
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1995.
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xiv, 174 p. : ill.
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0275941876 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1995.
isbn
0275941876 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
937398
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1995-04-03:
Freelance journalist Cunningham here sets out to determine the influence of TV on the election of the U.S. president and interviews a number of luminaries for their opinions, including Robert MacNeil, Linda Ellerbee, Larry King, Pierre Salinger and Tom Brokaw. Ellerbee and Salinger come across as the most perceptive of her interviewees, the former commenting that politicians don't care whether they are good or bad so long as they are perceived as being good. Strong opinions pepper the work, such as Ellerbee's ``The Ross Perots of the world‘that's how you get Hitlers.'' Some of Cunningham's subjects suffer from being asked tangential questions, as when CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is queried, ``What do you say to the criticism that we are too emotional about our presidents, that we should choose...[them] more along the lines of their stances on specific issues?'' Others she sometimes allows to ride their hobbyhorses; the news director of MTV suggests that the Bush-Quayle snubbing of his station probably cost the ticket the 1992 election. A probing glimpse at a process irrevocably changed by the tube. Photos not seen by PW. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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'œIn a lively collection of interviews intended to probe the relationship between presidential candidates and television broadcasters, Cunningham presents the perspectives of 10 well-known media and political personalities. Suggested for mass media students and political junkies.'' Booklist
'œInteresting exchanges and provocative observations. . .'' Kirkus Reviews
'œThis book is unique because it reflects the experiences and personality of each broadcaster....Talking Politics is a useful work. It is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students of politics and media. This study allows us to "listen in" on important conversations about transforming democracy, cleansing political processes, and electing the president.'' Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
'œA probing glimpse at a process irrevocably changed by the tube.'' Publishers Weekly
'œCunningham uses her talents as an experienced journalist to ask petrinent questions and to elicit insightful comments....this work addresses s vital issues in an intelligent and informative manner.'' Academic Library Book Review
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Talking Politics presents the opinions of some of America's leading broadcasters and political commentators on the tension-fraught relationship between politics and the media. In a series of personal, frank, and in-depth interviews, Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Robert MacNeil, Linda Ellerbee, Bernard Shaw, and others talk about the extraordinarily influential, sometimes volatile, relationship between journalists and political figures. Providing a window onto political campaigns and governance, political analysts, journalists, and media figures address issues such as: * When does a tabloid story become news, worthy of the attention of the serious media * Can a talk show really give us a "closer look" at a candidate or is that closeness an illusion? * When can voters trust candidate images presented on TV--network news, talk shows, or otherwise? In an age when the media has become as much a topic as the politicians it covers. Talking Politics will be fascinating reading for all who follow politics.
Long Description
Talking Politics presents the opinions of some of America's leading broadcasters and political commentators on the tension-fraught relationship between politics and the media. In a series of personal, frank, and in-depth interviews, Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Robert MacNeil, Linda Ellerbee, Bernard Shaw, and others talk about the extraordinarily influential, sometimes volatile, relationship between journalists and political figures. Providing a window onto political campaigns and governance, political analysts, journalists, and media figures address issues such as: * When does a tabloid story become news, worthy of the attention of the serious media * Can a talk show really give us a closer look at a candidate or is that closeness an illusion? * When can voters trust candidate images presented on TVnetwork news, talk shows, or otherwise? In an age when the media has become as much a topic as the politicians it covers. Talking Politics will be fascinating reading for all who follow politics. Talking Politics gives us an inside view of the relationship between journalists and candidates, one that shapes the way most Americans choose their president. In a series of personal and in-depth interviews, some of America's top broadcasters and political commentators talk about the extraordinarily influential relationship between the nation's most powerful journalists and political figures. Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Robert MacNeil, Linda Ellerbee, Bernard Shaw, and other media figures address issues such as: o When does a tabloid story become worthy of the attention of the serious media? o Can a talk show really give us a closer look at a candidate or is that closeness an illusion? o When can voters trust candidate images presented on televisionnetwork news, talk shows, or otherwise? Each chapter in Talking Politics features a frank, revealing interview with one of the nation's most influential broadcasters or political commentators. The result is a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the tension-fraught relationship between TV news and political candidates. In an age when the media has become as much a topic as the politicians it covers, Talking Politics will be fascinating reading for all who follow politics.
Main Description
Talking Politics presents the opinions of some of America's leading broadcasters and political commentators on the tension-fraught relationship between politics and the media.
Long Description
Talking PoliticS≪/i> presents the opinions of some of America's leading broadcasters and political commentators on the tension-fraught relationship between politics and the media. In a series of personal, frank, and in-depth interviews, Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Robert MacNeil, Linda Ellerbee, Bernard Shaw, and others talk about the extraordinarily influential, sometimes volatile, relationship between journalists and political figures. Providing a window onto political campaigns and governance, political analysts, journalists, and media figures address issues such as: * When does a tabloid story become news, worthy of the attention of the serious media * Can a talk show really give us a closer look at a candidate or is that closeness an illusion? * When can voters trust candidate images presented on TVnetwork news, talk shows, or otherwise? In an age when the media has become as much a topic as the politicians it covers. Talking Politics will be fascinating reading for all who follow politics. Talking Politics gives us an inside view of the relationship between journalists and candidates, one that shapes the way most Americans choose their president. In a series of personal and in-depth interviews, some of America's top broadcasters and political commentators talk about the extraordinarily influential relationship between the nation's most powerful journalists and political figures. Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Robert MacNeil, Linda Ellerbee, Bernard Shaw, and other media figures address issues such as: o When does a tabloid story become worthy of the attention of the serious media? o Can a talk show really give us a closer look at a candidate or is that closeness an illusion? o When can voters trust candidate images presented on televisionnetwork news, talk shows, or otherwise? Each chapter in Talking Politics features a frank, revealing interview with one of the nation's most influential broadcasters or political commentators. The result is a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the tension-fraught relationship between TV news and political candidates. In an age when the media has become as much a topic as the politicians it covers, Talking Politics will be fascinating reading for all who follow politics.
Authored Title
Ten well-known media & political personalities discuss the relationship between presidential candidates & television broadcasters.
Long Description
Talking Politics gives us an inside view of the relationship between journalists and candidates, one that shapes the way most Americans choose their president. In a series of personal and in-depth interviews, some of America's top broadcasters and political commentators talk about the extraordinarily influential relationship between the nation's most powerful journalists and political figures. Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Robert MacNeil, Linda Ellerbee, Bernard Shaw, and other media figures address issues such as: o When does a tabloid story become worthy of the attention of the serious media? o Can a talk show really give us a "closer look" at a candidate or is that closeness an illusion? o When can voters trust candidate images presented on television--network news, talk shows, or otherwise? Each chapter in Talking Politics features a frank, revealing interview with one of the nation's most influential broadcasters or political commentators. The result is a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the tension-fraught relationship between TV news and political candidates. In an age when the media has become as much a topic as the politicians it covers, Talking Politics will be fascinating reading for all who follow politics.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Robert MacNeil Linda Ellerbee Larry King Pierre Salinger Dave Sirulnick Jeff Greenfield Geraldine Ferraro Bernard Shaw Tom Brokaw Roger Rosenblatt
Bibilography
Index
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