The Cronkite Campaign

“Unless you and I control Buck,” warned Earl, “he'll turn this whole campaign into
a smear campaign.” “I know that's his tendency, ... Walter Cronkite sat there,
looked straight into the camera, and presented the news. No flashy graphics, no
slick ...

The Cronkite Campaign

Jack Nelson finds himself at the center of a storm. An unexpected candidate for President, he is virtually guaranteed to win if he follows the advice of his political advisors. But following their advice requires a compromise of his principles, and a betrayal of his father's memory. Jack Nelson is forced to deal with staff members more concerned with their professional success than his election. He and his family must confront a media biased in favor of controversy over accuracy, and the threat of scandal created by an unscrupulous incumbent President fighting to hold on to power. The Cronkite Campaign is a journey punctuated by choices between what is expedient and what is right. Jack Nelson lives in a political world, where the best choice is not always clear.

Over the Wire and on TV

CBS and UPI in Campaign '80 Michael J. Robinson, Margaret A. Sheehan.
percentage majored in the ... During the general campaign, 84 percent of
Cronkite's pieces turned out to be principally descriptive. For Rather, the figure
was 43 ...

Over the Wire and on TV

First the press became the media, and now the media have become the Imperial Media—or have they? In this timely and comprehensive analysis, Michael Robinson and Margaret Sheehan examine how the news media behaved (or misbehaved) in covering the 1980 presidential campaign. Using the media's own traditional standards as a guide, Robinson and Sheehan measure the level of objectivity, fairness, seriousness, and criticism displayed by CBS News and United Press International between January and December of 1980. Drawing on statistical analyses of almost 6,000 news stories and dozens of interviews with writers and reporters, the authors reach convincing and sometimes surprising conclusions. They demonstrate, for example, that both CBS and UPI strictly avoided subjective assessments of the candidates and their positions on the issues. Both gave the major parties remarkably equal access. But the media seem to give more negative coverage to front-runners, treating serious challengers less harshly. Perhaps the most surprising finding is that networks were not more superficial than print; CBS attended to the issues at least as often as UPI. Robinson and Sheehan find television coverage more subjective, more volatile, and substantially more negative than traditional print. But CBS behaved neither imperially nor irresponsibly in Campaign '80. The networks did, however, emulate the more highly charged journalism of the eastern elite print press. By blending the quantitative techniques of social science and the tools of Washington-based journalism, Robinson and Sheehan have produced a book that will be essential reading for students and practitioners of politics, public opinion research, journalism, and communications. Lively and readable, it should also appeal to anyone interested in the role of the news media in contemporary politics.

The Permanent Campaign and Its Future

Along with changes in the way journalists covered campaigns , changes in the
journalists who covered campaigns , and changes in what constituted campaign
coverage , there were changes in the technology of the media , the components
of ...

The Permanent Campaign and Its Future

Eminent political scientists weigh the benefits and the costs of this state of permanent campaign and describe the kind of political system likely to emerge within it.

The Little Book of Campaign Etiquette

... the final month of the presidential campaign for the candidates to talk directly to
the voters on a topic of their choice. The guiding spirits of this movement were
Paul Taylor, a former Washington Post reporter, and Walter Cronkite, who said on
 ...

The Little Book of Campaign Etiquette

Revised and updated just in time for the 2000 campaign, this shrewd and amusing series of observations provides a political etiquette for campaign behavior on the part of both politicians and journalists. Features illustrations by America's foremost political cartoonists, including Herblock, Paul Conrad, Jeff McNally, Don Wright, Garry Trudeau, Jim Borgman, Mike Peters, Tom Toles, Mike Luckovich, Steve Benson, and Walt Handelsman. "Stephen Hess has stepped into the breach with answers to questions that ought to be more frequently asked...This breezy book is likely to be of interest to anyone who follows - or worries about - the state of the nation's political discourse." - USA Today

Prime Times Bad Times

Joan Richman's election unit was providing him with a flawless flow of election
material with which to work. ... Not only did this mark the beginning of a not very
subtle "Rather is better than Cronkite" campaign, but it ignored the fact that the
one ...

Prime Times  Bad Times

From the perspective of the executive suite, Joyce chronicles the turmoil and back-stabbing behind the scenes at The CBS Evening News and The CBS Morning News, takeover bids, and the Draconian budget cutbacks and mass layoffs that sullied the legacy of Edward R. Murrow.

Making the News Taking the News

As a result of the wide circulation the news media gave to Dean's allegations, the
White House and campaign staffs, and Ford ... When Ford campaigned in the
New York City area, the CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite joined
the ...

Making the News  Taking the News

For fifteen years, Ron Nessen enjoyed an extraordinary career covering the major national events of the 1960s and ’70s for NBC News, and later serving as White House press secretary to President Gerald R. Ford. Making the News, Taking the News remembers the events and personalities that dominated national politics during Nessen’s career, bringing a hard-won perspective to those tumultuous times. Through an interweaving of countless incidents and personal anecdotes, Nessen builds a story that captures the true grit of closed-door politics. Off-the-record briefings and strategy sessions, as well as descriptions of experiences with Vietnam troops in the field, provide a vivid illustration of the life of an on-the-road reporter. At the heart of the book is Nessen’s White House years, as the veteran reporter gives a valuable eyewitness account of events both behind the scenes and in front of the cameras that shaped and altered America during two critical decades.

The Mass Media in Campaign 84

... Republican elements Ford and others Ford and others PART TWO Media
Coverage of the General Election by Maura ... wingless , and hopeless " " liberals
" Reagan ' s campaign Pierre Dupont Dan Rather Walter Cronkite Walter
Cronkite ...

The Mass Media in Campaign  84


All the President s Men

Woodward asked if there was any evidence connecting the acts to the White
House or the Nixon re-election committee. No, said Mankiewicz, but it sure
sounded like part of the same operation the Post had written about that morning.

All the President s Men

“The work that brought down a presidency...perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” (Time)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Final Days. The most devastating political detective story of the century: two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened. One of Time magazine’s All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books, this is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters. All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time.

The 2008 Presidential Campaign

Campaign. 07–08,. and. Engaged. Citizens. Political,. Social,. and. Moral.
Consequences. Bruce. E. Gronbeck ... The television networks put their spies in
the skyboxes when covering conventions, as Walter Cronkite, David Brink- 228
The ...

The 2008 Presidential Campaign

Presidential campaigns are our national conversations the widespread and complex communication of issues, images, social reality, and personas. In 2008, more people participated in the conversation, as voter numbers in every demographic group increased to levels of the 1970s. Here, political communication specialists break down the historic 2008 presidential campaign and go beyond the quantitative facts, electoral counts, and poll results of the election. Factoring in everything from the campaign in popular culture, political cartoons, and the effect of celebrity, the authors look at the early campaign period, the nomination process and conventions, the social and political context, the debates, the role of candidate spouses, candidate strategies, political advertising, and the use of the Internet. This enlightening book shows why more technology doesn't always mean more effective communication and how, as we attempt to make sense of our environment, we collect "political bits" of communication that comprise our voting choices, worldviews, and legislative desires."

3 Decades of Television

Correspondent : Walter Cronkite . Executive producer : Russ Bensley . Politics
CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT : Campaign ' 76 : The Republican National
Convention – The Week Ford CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT : Campaign ' 76 :
The ...

3 Decades of Television


Tick Tick Tick

At which point he walked off the studio set, leaving a stunned Cronkite behind. ...
During the same campaign, Hewitt the showman produced a singular event that
forever changed the American political landscape. On September 26, 1960, ...

Tick    Tick    Tick

An insider's view of the most successful show in the history of TV, 60 Minutes. The most popular TV show in America isn't American Idol, and it's not Survivor. Month in, month out, the most–watched program in America is 60 Minutes, drawing a staggering 25 million viewers in an average week. For its entire 34–year history, 60 Minutes was the brainchild (and personal fiefdom) of Don Hewitt, the take–no–prisoners visionary who hustled the show into being and kept it afloat with a mixture of chutzpah, tough talk, scheming, and journalistic savvy. But now that Hewitt is 80 and grudgingly considering retirement, the show's direction is increasingly up for grabs, and the transition will surely be marked by some serious fireworks. As author David Blum provides a fly–on–the–wall perspective on the show's upheavals, he'll also trace its past; although the show has aired some 5,000 pieces and has made household names of Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley, Leslie Stahl, and Morley Safer, much of the backstage story––the passionate pursuit of stories, the behind–the–scenes wrangling, and the stars' prima donnish behavior––has gone untold. With full access to the producers, stars, and executives, Blum will give readers an unprecedented view of the personalities and events that have shaped 60 Minutes – and a new perspective on how current events become news.

TV Season 76 77

A pre - election special report on major races and issues throughout the country .
Executive Producer Russ Bensley Senior Producer David Buksbaum Company
CBS News Director Arthur Bloom Anchor Walter Cronkite 233 The Campaign ...

TV Season 76 77


Congressional Record

Congressional Record


Rendezvous with Destiny

Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America Craig Shirley ... The
network announced with poignant fanfare that the grand old man of the CBS
Evening News, Walter Cronkite, who had become permanent anchorman in 1962
, ...

Rendezvous with Destiny

“A first-rate work of insider his­tory . . . A monumental accomplishment.” —National Review The election that changed everything: Craig Shirley’s masterful account of the 1980 presidential campaign reveals how a race judged “too close to call” as late as Election Day became a Reagan landslide—and altered the course of history. To write Rendezvous with Destiny, Shirley gained unprecedented access to 1980 campaign files and interviewed more than 150 insiders—from Reagan’s closest advisers and family members to Jimmy Carter himself. His gripping account follows Reagan’s unlikely path from his bitter defeat on the floor of the 1976 Republican convention, through his underreported “wilderness years,” through grueling primary fights in which he knocked out several Republican heavyweights, through an often-nasty general election campaign complicated by the presence of a third-party candidate (not to mention the looming shadow of Ted Kennedy), to Reagan’s astounding victory on Election Night in 1980. Shirley’s years of intensive research have enabled him to relate countless untold stories—including, at long last, the solution to one of the most enduring mysteries in politics: just how Reagan’s campaign got hold of Carter’s debate briefing books.

Bias in the News

A different picture emerged when we focused on how government functioning
was related to the partisan campaigns . Cronkite and Chancellor reported some
stories linking the issue favorably to the Republican campaign . Cronkite ,
however ...

Bias in the News


The Real Campaign

... of unity , the Carter campaign managed to produce a moment of media drama
that had all of the commentators pointedly noting the lack of enthusiasm . Indeed ,
there was more enthusiasm for the celebration of Walter Cronkite's valedictory ...

The Real Campaign

A television political commentator analyzes media coverage of the 1980 presidential election and criticizes the presentation of the political process as a form of entertainment that ignored substantive issues and focused instead on insubstantial images

Conversations with Cronkite

Walter Cronkite, Don Carleton. to ask any ... Don Hewitt had talked Bobby
Kennedy into getting his brother for our election coverage that night . I could ... I
don't remember when I saw him another time in the course of that 1960 campaign
.

Conversations with Cronkite

Offers snapshots of the anchorman's life and career through excerpts from interviews conducted by oral historian Don Carleton.

Campaign Fever

Wouldn ' t be surprised if I make the Cronkite show . MATILDA : Harlow , you are
a card . I was interviewed three times myself - twice here at home by door - to -
door people and once in the checkout line at the supermarket — but no television
.

Campaign Fever

The collection contains the draft, 1964, together with page and galley proofs.

Us Them how the Press Covered the 1972 Election

To complete the CBS story , that network stepped out once again on the Cronkite
show during the campaign . It examined in even more detail another scandal —
the Russian grain deal , in which , it was thought , American grain dealers ...

Us   Them  how the Press Covered the 1972 Election


Media Politics and Government

Veteran newsman Walter Cronkite lent his support to the effort . The idea , long
advocated by campaign - reform supporters , is to get beyond the dependence on
30 - second attack ads and 10 - second sound bites on newscasts and into a ...

Media  Politics  and Government

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