Reporting America At War
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Reporting America at War: PBS DVD Reporting America at War
A Film by Stephen Ives

In television's first comprehensive look at an extremely timely issue, Reporting America at War explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century -- and beyond. From San Juan Hill to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, the three-hour documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Ives tells the dramatic and often surprising stories of the reporters who brought the wars home to us. Through the lens of their experiences, the series examines the challenges of frontline reporting and illuminates the role of the correspondent in shaping the way wars have been remembered and understood. Featuring profiles of such distinguished historical figures as Richard Harding Davis, Edward R. Murrow and Ernie Pyle, as well as conversations with some of the most influential correspondents of our time -- including Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, David Halberstam, Morley Safer, Peter Arnett, Christiane Amanpour and Chris Hedges -- Reporting America at War offers fresh and compelling perspective on the history of America's military conflicts, and raises provocative questions about the rights and responsibilities of a free press in times of war.

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Book Image Reporting America at War: An Oral History
compiled by Michelle Ferrari, with commentary by James Tobin

Thousands of reporters have visited war zones for a few months or weeks. But some have done much more, creating a tradition, a genre, and a distinctive body of work. Now, for the first time, these pivotal figures and those who knew them tell their own stories in a book that covers all of America's major conflicts from World War II to the present. It is filled with harrowing and revealing tales about the experience of covering war.

Personal tales intermingle with explorations of such critical issues as censorship, propaganda, press ethics, and the press's relationship with the Pentagon, both before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Together, they form a vivid and illuminating account that is essential reading for all who seek to understand the nature of war and how we learn about it.

Hardcover, 240 pp.

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