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Media censorship : a Gulf special / moderated by Roy Ulrich.

Program Title:
Media censorship : a Gulf special / moderated by Roy Ulrich.
PRA Archive #: 
KZ1605
Description: 

Panel discussion, via phone lines, about the media's coverate of the Gulf War, 1990-1991. The war, they assert, reaches us through technology and Pentagon restriction. Reporters only travel in organized pools; reports are subject to security review; all disputes are resolved by Washington Bureau chiefs; and travel is only with escort. The military thinks that unrestricted press activites account for the failure of Vietnam, so they eliminate critical reporting. As a result, Saddam Hussein has become a villain. There is no attempt to address the political, economic, and social realities which shape his decision making.|MEDIA CENSORSHIP : A GULF SPECIAL / moderated by Roy Ulrich. Panel discussion, via phone lines, about the media's coverage of the Gulf War, with: Jonathan Altar of Newsweek| Thomas Rosensteel, L.A. Times| Dan Halan, Professor of Communications at U.C. San Diego| and Frank Segal, Center for Constitutional Rights. The war, they assert, reaches us through technology and Pentagon restrictions. Reporters only travel in organized pools| reports are subject to security review| all disputes are resolved by Washington Bureau chiefs| and travel is only with escort. The military thinks that unrestricted press activities account for the failure of Vietnam, so they eliminate critical reporting. As a result, Saddam Hussein has become a villain. There is no attempt to address the political, economic and social realities which shape his decision making. BROADCAST: KPFK, 15 Jan. 1991.

Station: 
Date Recorded on: 
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFK, 15 Jan. 1991.
Item duration: 
1 reel (45 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., stereo.|45:00
Distributor: 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1991.
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