Minnesota Rag

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 6, 2013 - Law - 256 pages
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Minnesota Rag takes the reader on a tour of the underside of a dark period in Minnesota's past, one filled with crooked public officials, vengeful gangsters, and yellow journalists. Featuring notorious characters such as Jay M. Near, racist and antilabor publisher of Minneapolis's Saturday Press, pioneering newsman Fred W. Friendly weaves the tale of a court case that molded our understanding of freedom of the press and set a precedent for the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
 

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Contents

The Trail from Ripsaw
1868
The Issue of October 25
1879
The Birth of Another
1905
Rogues and Prophets under Siege
Death Holds Two WildCard Seats on the Supreme
The Barest of Margins
Judgment
The Forgotten Champion
Acknowledgments
Source Notes
From the Saturday Press to the New York Times
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Fred W. Friendly (1915-1998) spent virtually his entire life in journalism. With his partner Edward R. Murrow, he was responsible for many of television's most distinguished moments. After serving as president of CBS News, he was named professor of journalism at Columbia University.

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