About this title: For more than two centuries, American journalism has played a seminal role not merely in recording this nation's history but also in shaping it. By looking at fourteen discrete events, from the 1760s through the 1990s, this book reveals that as the American news media report and comment on events of the day, they wield enormous impact on those events. Index. 27 photos & cartoons.
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