News from nowhere: television and the news

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Vintage Books, 1974 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 321 pages
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This detailed, probing analysis of the decision-making process of network news organizations has achieved the status of a classic. What we see on the network evening news, Mr. Epstein demonstrates does not mirror reality because TV's essential aim is not to inform but to excite viewers enough to induce them to stay tuned. The best book ever written about any aspect of television. --Richard Schickel. With a new Introduction by the author.

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Contents

Preface
3
The Political Ground Rules
44
10
67
Copyright

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About the author (1974)

Edward Jay Epstein is author of a number of books, including "Inquest: The Warren Commission," "News from Nowhere: Television and the News," "Establishment of Truth," "Legend: Lee Harvey Oswald,"" "and" Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer," He lives in New York City.

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