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AS3217 U.S. Media & Public Policy
Semester 2 2000-2001
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Lecture 8
The Presidency and the Media

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Senator John F. Kennedy debates Vice President Richard M. Nixon in the first televised Presidential election debates, 1960.

Martin Plissner, The Control Room: How Television Calls the Shots in Presidential Elections (New York: Free Press, 1999), Chapter Five. NUS Library Holdings

William C. Adams, "Media Power in Presidential Elections," in Doris A. Grader, editor, Media Power in Politics (Washington, D.C. : CQ Press,  1984). NUS Library Holdings
James Fallows, "Internet Illusions," New York Review of Books, 48 (November 16, 2000): 28-31. Web version
Sidney Kraus editor, The Great Debates: Kennedy vs. Nixon, 1960 (Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1977, c1962). NUS Library Holdings
Sidney Kraus, Televised Presidential Debates and Public Policy (Hillsdale, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1988). NUS Library Holdings
Joe McGinniss, "The Selling of the President, 1968" in The Sixties: Recollections of the Decade from Harper's Magazine (New York: Franklin Square Press, 1995). NUS Library Holdings
John H. Summers, "What Happened to Sex Scandals? Politics and Peccadilloes, Jefferson to Kennedy,"  Journal of American History 87.3 (2000): 825-854. Web version

The Media and the 2000 Election

Greg Palast,  "Silence Of The Lambs: The Election Story Never Told" Web Version

Ian Gordon and Ryan Bishop, "The US Presidential Elections and Digital Media: A View from Singapore,"  (January 2001) Web version

Lincoln and the Media
NYT reports Gettysburg address

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