Portraying the President

The media have become principal actors on the American political scene.

Portraying the President

The media have become principal actors on the American political scene. Politicians and their press secretaries release news items with one eye on the event and the other on the millions of voters who depend on the White House press corps to keep them informed about the workings of their government.

Portraying the President

The media have become principal actors on the American political scene.

Portraying the President


Managing the President s Message

Painful as it sometimes is for past press secretaries, this is a remarkably accurate picture of how presidents deal with the press."—Marlin Fitzwater, Press Secretary for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush Martha Joynt Kumar ...

Managing the President s Message

Laced throughout with in-depth statistics, historical insights, and you-are-there interviews with key White House staffers and journalists, this indispensable and comprehensive dissection of presidential communications operations will be key reading for scholars of the White House researching the presidency, political communications, journalism, and any other discipline where how and when one speaks is at least as important as what one says.

The Politics of the Presidency

180 Grossman and Kumar, Portraying the President, 244. 181 Pollard, The Presidents and the Press, 14. 182 Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Matthew Rosenberg, “With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media on Turnout and Intelligence Rift,” New York ...

The Politics of the Presidency

The most up-to-date coverage and analysis of the presidency Never losing sight of the foundations of the political office, The Politics of the Presidency maintains a balance between historical context and contemporary scholarship on the executive branch, providing a solid foundation for any presidency course. In the highly anticipated Tenth Edition of this bestseller, Pika, Maltese, and Rudalevige thoroughly analyze the change and continuity in the presidency during President Trump′s first term, his relations with Congress and the judiciary, the outcomes of the 2018 midterm election, and the competitive setting for the 2020 presidential race.

Vital Statistics on the Presidency

At the Margins: Presidential Leadership of Congress. New Haven: Yale University Press. Edwards, George, III, John Kessel, and Bert Rockman, eds. 1993. Researching the Presidency. ... Portraying the President ...

Vital Statistics on the Presidency


Report to the President and Congress

Adjacent to the inaugural image , around a corner of the wall though still within the arrival plaza , will be a series of portrait plaques depicting the President with different people : miners , farmers , a factory worker , along with ...

Report to the President and Congress


Presidential Power

Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-First Century Robert Y. Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, Lawrence R. Jacobs ... and Michael Baruch Grossman and Martha Joynt Kumar, Portraying the President: The White House and the News Media ...

Presidential Power

Richard Neustadt's seminal work Presidential Power: The Politics of Leadership has endured for nearly four decades as the core of academic study of the American presidency. Now, building on and challenging many of the arguments in Neustadt's work, Presidential Power: Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-first Century offers reflections and implications from what we have learned about presidential power as the new century dawns. These essays—including a new contribution by Neustadt himself—forge a solid reexamination of Neustadt's Presidential Power that address questions raised but not resolved by his work. A notable aspect of this volume's analysis is the transformed institution of the presidency in the wake of the impeachment hearings of the country's last twentieth-century president, Bill Clinton. From the portrayal of presidents as persuaders to the politics of presidential transitions, each of the constituent essays in this volume provides an engaging look at the state of the American presidency.

The Presidency and the Political System

22. Lyn Ragsdale, “Strong Feelings: Emotional Responses to Presidents,” Political Behavior 13 (March 1991): 33–65; Greenstein, “What the President Means to Americans,” 144–145. 23. Grossman and Kumar, Portraying the President. 24.

The Presidency and the Political System

"An excellent introduction for students to the key theories and approaches political scientists use to study the presidency." —Bryan McQuide, Grand View University Written by top-notch presidency scholars and carefully edited into a text-reader format, The Presidency and the Political System, Eleventh Edition showcases a collection of original essays focused on a range of topics, institutions, and issues relevant to understanding the American presidency. Author Michael Nelson rigorously edits each contribution to present students with a set of analytical yet accessible chapters and contextual headnotes introducing each essay. Students will read about different approaches to studying the presidency, the elements of presidential power, presidential selection, presidents and politics, and presidents and government. The highly anticipated Eleventh Edition of this text fully incorporates coverage of Obama′s second term and the major shifts represented by the new Trump administration.

Laws Men and Machines

The Presidency and the Press (Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Austin, 1976); M. B. Grossman and F. E. Rourke, ... 455-70; M. B. Grossman and M. J. Kumar, Portraying the President: the White House and the News Media (Johns ...

Laws  Men and Machines

First published in 1990, Laws, Men and Machines is an original interpretation of the lasting influence that Newtonian mechanics has had on the design and operation of the American political system. The author argues that it is this mechanistic tradition that now instinctively shapes the way we conceive of, analyse, and evaluate American politics, and that the Newtonian conception of the world still finds expression in the 'checks and balances' of the American system.

Fictional Presidential Films

In this filmography, we consider what is right about the portrayal of the President. Is the film close to impersonating a real President in its time period? If not, is the film an honest, or at least a tasteful, satire on a President?

Fictional Presidential Films

Fictional Presidential Films Hollywood’s manner of making films, its conventions, applies especially to fictional presidential films, allowing filmmakers to express their ideas that could not be done in traditional historical films. Fictional Presidential Films offers a complete filmography of these two-hundred-plus films decade by decade since 1930. The main body of the work provides a brief summary of each decade along with a summary on the overall nature of films in which a fictional President appeared. Each relevant film is then discussed with credits, plot summary, description of the presidential appearance, and, when possible, an assessment of the presidential portrayal included.

Woman President

The remaining case studies in this chapter assess a variety of approaches to portraying fictional women presidents and vice presidents. Some are idealized but farcical. Some are nuanced and complicated. Others are tragically flawed.

Woman President

What elements of American political and rhetorical culture block the imagining—and thus, the electing—of a woman as president? Examining both major-party and third-party campaigns by women, including the 2008 campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, the authors of Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture identify the factors that limit electoral possibilities for women. Pundits have been predicting women’s political ascendency for years. And yet, although the 2008 presidential campaign featured Hillary Clinton as an early frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination and Sarah Palin as the first female Republican vice-presidential nominee, no woman has yet held either of the top two offices. The reasons for this are complex and varied, but the authors assert that the question certainly encompasses more than the shortcomings of women candidates or the demands of the particular political moment. Instead, the authors identify a pernicious backlash against women presidential candidates—one that is expressed in both political and popular culture. In Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture, Kristina Horn Sheeler and Karrin Vasby Anderson provide a discussion of US presidentiality as a unique rhetorical role. Within that framework, they review women’s historical and contemporary presidential bids, placing special emphasis on the 2008 campaign. They also consider how presidentiality is framed in candidate oratory, campaign journalism, film and television, digital media, and political parody.

The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Change America 1789– 1989. New York: Simon & Schuster. ... Presidential InXuence and Public Opinion: The Case of the Iranian Hostage Crisis. ... Portraying the President.

The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

With engaging, new contributions from major figures in the field, 'The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency' provides the key point of reference for anyone working in American politics today.

The British Presidency

See also Michael B. Grossman and Martha J. Kumar , Portraying the President : The White House and the News Media ( Baltimore , Johns Hopkins University Press , 1981 ) ; Doris A. Graber , Mass Media and Amer1can Politics , 3rd edn ...

The British Presidency

Makes a compelling argument about the increrased importance of political leaders and the changing style of leadership in Britain and the US. Introduces new concepts and backs them up with a convincing argument about the existence of a British 'presidency'. Completely up-to-date - the first convincing analysis of Tony Blair's leadership style. Locates the emergence of the New Labour project and its defining ideal of strong leadership within the context of Margaret Thatcher's conviction politics and the dysfunctional premiership of John Major. Concludes that Blair's rise to power and his dominating presence in government represents a decisive precedent and the standard against which his competitors and successors will be judge.

Researching the Presidency

As illustratively applied here, the framework suggests that context variables are major shapers of presidential decisions and also are heavily determinative of outcomes ... Portraying the President: The White House and the News Media.

Researching the Presidency

This collection brings together two groups of scholars. The first, persons active in presidential research, assess the state of the literature in the recruitment and selection of presidential candidates, presidential personality, advisory networks, policy making, evaluations of presidents, and comparative analysis of chief executives. A second group of scholars, specialists in cognitive psychology, formal theory, organization theory, leadership theory, institutionalism, and methodology, apply their expertise to the analysis of the presidentcy in an effort to generate innovative approaches to presidential research. By taking a fresh look at a well-established field, these groundbreaking essays encourage scholars to renew their emphasis on explanation in research.

Presidential Road Show

Portraying the President: The White House andthe News Media. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981. Han, Lori Cox. Governing from Center Stage: White House Communication Strategies During the Television Age of Politics.

Presidential Road Show

In The Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation, Diane J. Heith evaluates presidential leadership by critically examining a fundamental tenet of the presidency: the national nature of the office. The fact that the entire nation votes for the office seemingly imbues the presidency with leadership opportunities that rest on appeals to the mass public. Yet, presidents earn the office not by appealing to the nation but rather by assembling a coalition of supporters, predominantly partisans. Moreover, once in office, recent presidents have had trouble controlling their message in the fragmented media environment. The combined constraints of the electoral coalition and media environment influence the nature of public leadership presidents can exercise. Using a data set containing not only speech content but also the classification of the audience, Diane J. Heith finds that rhetorical leadership is constituency driven and targets audiences differently. Comparing tone, content, and tactics of national and local speeches reveals that presidents are abandoning national strategies in favor of local leadership efforts that may be tailored to the variety of political contexts a president must confront.

The American President

Grossman and Kumar , Portraying the President , p . 265 . 129. Kernell , Going Public , pp . 180 , 181 . 130. Fred Smoller , “ The Six O'Clock Presidency : Patterns of Network News Coverage of the President , ” Presidential Studies ...

The American President

This book serves as a valuable and intriguing resource on the presidential institution, exploring the potential and limitations of influence. It focuses on six major related concerns - presidential selection, power, accountability, decision-making, personality, and leadership, and also looks at the office from a historical to current events perspective. For anyone who wants a better understanding of the proper role of the president, and appreciates the increasingly controversial political environment in which that office functions.

The Representation of the American Presidency in Recent Hollywood Movies

History of Presidents in Films The presidential portrayal has been a familiar subject on film ever since the first motion pictures were produced in the mid 1890s.6 Film historian Nathaniel Ross even referred to U.S. Presidents on screen ...

The Representation of the American Presidency in Recent Hollywood Movies

Thesis (M.A.) from the year 1998 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, LMU Munich, 300 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In Hollywood film history, the U.S. president has had many images - a brave leader, an incompetent fool, a lovable hero. One thing is for certain: No matter what era, Presidents, whether fictional or real, are frequent fodder for filmmakers. After Vietnam and the revelations of Watergate, however, the number of films with presidential portrayals steadily decreased, and the depictions that did appear generally cast a corrupt or inept Chief Executive. It is therefore more than surprising why filmmakers today have decided to produce such an incredibly large number of films as compared to the last two decades. Presidents have been portrayed as minor characters in dozens of Hollywood films, either for inspirational purposes or simply to keep the plot moving. Lately, not only the number of President films has increased significantly, but there is also a clear tendency to let the Presidents move towards center stage, and they are now often pictured as the protagonists. This phenomenon opens up a whole range of questions: How are the Presidents depicted? Is there a certain trend in the portrayals? Or are those portrayed all different from each other? Are there differences or similarities to older characterizations? What does this tell us about Hollywood's view of the Presidency? Has it suddenly changed? And what are the reasons for such a sudden boost in the number of films? By taking a closer look at a selection of Hollywood productions, this paper provides an attempt to find answers to these questions. Of the string of fictional Presidents that American filmmakers have recently created, some are more loathsome than their real-life counterparts, others more heroic. Both types seem designed to connect with audiences' hopes and fears - what the Hollywood dream factory does best. Interestingly,

The Power of the Presidency

Goldsmith, William M., The Growth of Presidential Power: A Documented History (New York: Chelsea House, 1974). ... Grossman, Michael B. and Kumar, Martha J., Portraying the President: White House Press Operations and the News Media ...

The Power of the Presidency

The American presidency is the most powerful political office in the world. But this impressive statement serves only to raise a whole series of fundamental questions: What is the scope of presidential powers and what are its limits? Can the president use all the authority of his office or is that authority more formal than effective? Does the presidency have sufficient power to meet today's needs or do the problems of the modern age demand a more powerful executive? Is there a danger of dictatorship in the growth of political authority or will the presidency remain an office of constitutional democratic leadership?This book explores such questions by presenting a wide range of views on presidential power from a variety of sources: original supporters and opponents of the office; presidents themselves; Supreme Court decisions; and professional students of the presidency.

Approaches to the Studiesof American Presidency BIBLIOGRAPHY Barber, James David. The Presidential Character: Predicting Performance in the White House. ... Portraying the President: the White House and the News Media.


New Directions in the American Presidency

term in office, George W. Bush employed nearly 350 people in the White House to assist the president in communicating his policies and favorably portraying his presidency.39 Communications staff ranges from speechwriters and media ...

New Directions in the American Presidency

Especially coming out of the landmark presidential elections of 2008 and 2016, the study of the American presidency--both as a political institution and of those who have held the office--is one of the most fascinating and dynamic fields of study within American government. New Directions in the American Presidency takes a current look at the various issues facing the contemporary presidency and provides a "state of the art" overview of current trends in the field of presidency research. This volume of original chapters by leading presidential scholars is designed to include all the essential topics covered in an undergraduate-level presidency course or a graduate-level seminar while also bringing together key disciplinary debates and treatment of important current real-world developments. Each chapter is written with students in mind so that it remains accessible, interesting, and engaging. New to the Second Edition New key chapters on presidents and political parties and presidential leadership (essential following the 2016 presidential election). A fresh approach to the President and the Constitution, and the President and domestic policymaking, are provided by new authors for these foundational chapters. All chapters have been revised with updates coming out the 2016 election, especially in relation to presidential campaign politics, media, and the Supreme Court.