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    • 1. Week 4Historical Perspectives — Part 2
    • 2. William S. Paley
    • 3. Murrow’s Decline
    • 4. Murrow’s Decline • Loss of Alcoa sponsorship • Loss of “See It Now” • CBS Reports “Harvest of Shame” • RTNDA 1958 Speech • Sabbatical 1959-1960 • JFK appoints to USIA • Dies lung cancer 1965
    • 5. Murrow’s Decline • Loss of Alcoa sponsorship • Loss of “See It Now” • CBS Reports “Harvest of Shame” • RTNDA 1958 Speech • Sabbatical 1959-1960 • JFK appoints to USIA • Dies lung cancer 1965
    • 6. “This instrument can teach, it canilluminate, and yes it can inspire. Butit can do so only to the extent thathumans are determined to use it tothose ends. Otherwise it is nothingbut wires and lights in a box.” RTNDA Convention, Chicago, October 15, 1958
    • 7. Frank Stanton
    • 8. Quiz Show Scandal 1956-57
    • 9. Frank Stanton
    • 10. Murrow’s Decline • Loss of Alcoa sponsorship • Loss of “See It Now” • CBS Reports “Harvest of Shame” • RTNDA 1958 Speech • Sabbatical 1959-1960 • JFK appoints to USIA • Dies lung cancer 1965
    • 11. Murrow’s Decline • Loss of Alcoa sponsorship • Loss of “See It Now” • CBS Reports “Harvest of Shame” • RTNDA 1958 Speech • Sabbatical 1959-1960 • JFK appoints to USIA • Dies lung cancer 1965
    • 12. Nixon’s war on the press June 1970: Nixon authorizes wiretaps and burglaries target those who are political disloyal After FBI refuses to participate, President authorizes wiretaps on 4 journalists and 13 government officials
    • 13. Pentagon Papers • MacNamara orders a history of U.S. involvement in Indochina • Leaked by Daniel Ellsberg • Published in June 1971 by New York Times • Government sues for prior restraint • Other papers, including Washington Post, also publish
    • 14. Leaks & Dirty Tricks• Pentagon Papers a turning point• Nixon forms a surveillance team to plug leaks on classified information• “The Plumbers”• “Enemies List”• “Dirty tricks” campaign
    • 15. Campaign against journalists Pat Buchanan suggests deliberate campaign to attack networks as small group of liberal elites
    • 16. Campaign against journalists• Speech given by Vice President Spiro Agnew • “Nattering nabobs of negativism” Spiro Agnew, the only vice president to resign while under criminal investigation
    • 17. Watergate Break-inWatergate complex – Washington, D.C. • June 17, 1972: Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex • Five “plumbers” planting listening devices are caught by Washington, D.C. police • Operation financed by illegal contributions to CREEP

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