The nightly news nightmare: network television's coverage of U.S. presidential elections, 1988-2000

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 228 pages
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Acclaimed media scholars Farnsworth and Lichter draw on the lessons of the last four presidential elections to show how network news coverage of what is arguably the nation's most important political event has declined. Through extensive analysis of news content, the authors compare what the candidates said with what the networks say they said and judge the disparity a nightmare. What may make it even harder to sleep at night is that the authors go on to suggest that perhaps the candidates themselves do a better job of portraying the campaigns than those who used to be the trusted network guardians of the news. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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Contents

A NEEDTOKNOW BASIS?
31
WHO ELECTED YOU?
75
A PLAGUE ON ALL YOUR HOUSES
107
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

STEPHEN J. FARNSWORTH is Associate Professor of Political Science at Mary Washington College. Fredericksburg, VA.

David Murray is director of the Statistical Assessment Service in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.
Joel Schwartz is senior adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute.
S. Robert Lichter is president of the Center for Media and Public Affairs in Washington, D.C.