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The Kennedy Crisis: The Press, the Presidency, and Foreign Policy

The Kennedy Crisis: The Press, the Presidency, and Foreign Policy

By Montague Kern, Patricia M. Levering and Ralph P. Levering

University of North Carolina Press, 1983, 290 pp.

Through four case studies-Laos, Berlin, Cuba and Vietnam-the authors explore the ways in which President Kennedy influenced press coverage and was influenced in turn by the press. They have interviewed dozens of journalists and government officials, investigated archives, and constructed a statistical content analysis of five major daily papers. The book is illuminating both for the historian and the political theorist.