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The Resource Contested ground : The tunnel and the struggle over television news in Cold War America, Mike Conway

Contested ground : The tunnel and the struggle over television news in Cold War America, Mike Conway

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Contested ground : The tunnel and the struggle over television news in Cold War America
Title
Contested ground
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The tunnel and the struggle over television news in Cold War America
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Mike Conway
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1962, an innovative documentary on a Berlin Wall tunnel escape brought condemnation from both sides of the Iron Curtain during one of the most volatile periods of the Cold War. The Tunnel, produced by NBC's Reuven Frank, clocked in at ninety minutes and prompted a range of strong reactions. While the television industry ultimately awarded the program three Emmys, the U.S. Department of State pressured NBC to cancel the program, and print journalists criticized the network for what they considered to be a blatant disregard of journalistic ethics. It was not just The Tunnel's subject matter that sparked controversy, but the medium itself. The surprisingly fast ascendance of television news as the country's top choice for information threatened the self-defined supremacy of print journalism and the de facto cooperation of government officials and reporters on Cold War issues. In Contested Ground, Mike Conway argues that the production and reception of television news and documentaries during this period reveals a major upheaval in American news communications"--
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1961-
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Conway, Mike
Dewey number
070.1/95097309045
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD900
LC item number
.C66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture and politics in the Cold War and beyond
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Escapes
  • Escapes
  • Documentary television programs
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • Berlin Wall (Germany : 1961-1989)
  • Documentary television programs
  • Escapes
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany (East)
  • United States
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Contested ground : The tunnel and the struggle over television news in Cold War America, Mike Conway
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Captured on Film: A Daring Escape from a Divided Berlin -- Parallel Paths: Television, the Cold War, and Reuven Frank -- The Transmission of Experience -- Journalist vs. Filmmaker: The Tunnel and the Elusive Definition of Documentary Films -- Adventurous Laymen: Print vs. Broadcast in Journalism Boundary Work -- "The Necessary Restraints of National Security" -- Epilogue
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1101027504
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 268 pages
Isbn
9781625344519
Lccn
2019019886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Contested ground : The tunnel and the struggle over television news in Cold War America, Mike Conway
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Captured on Film: A Daring Escape from a Divided Berlin -- Parallel Paths: Television, the Cold War, and Reuven Frank -- The Transmission of Experience -- Journalist vs. Filmmaker: The Tunnel and the Elusive Definition of Documentary Films -- Adventurous Laymen: Print vs. Broadcast in Journalism Boundary Work -- "The Necessary Restraints of National Security" -- Epilogue
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1101027504
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 268 pages
Isbn
9781625344519
Lccn
2019019886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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