Television & The Presidency: Eisenhower To Reagan
The president has always been a focus of the press, receiving a disproportionate share of the media. As this attention increased dramatically over time, Americans came to rely on evening news programs as their main source of information about the president. How well did television portray the President during the Eisenhower to Reagan years? Did television networks serve the public? Professor Zellers will discuss how the presidents used the media beginning with President Eisenhower in the 1950’s and also reﬂ ect on this issue under the current administration.