by Michael R. Beschloss
Senior Fellow and Director
Annenberg Project on Television and U.S. Foreign Policy
Part One: How U.S. Television Coverage of News and World Affairs Has Changed
Part Two: The Effects of Television Coverage on Presidential Decision Making
Part Three: Lessons for the Modern-Day President
Program Participants From the Project on Television and U.S. Foreign Policy
About the Author
Michael R. Beschloss, Senior Fellow and Director of The Annenberg Washington Program's Project on Television and U.S. Foreign Policy, is an award-winning historian and the author of The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963 (Harper Collins, 1991). His other books include At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War, with Strobe Talbott (Little, Brown and Company, 1993), Kennedy And Roosevelt: The Uneasy Alliance (W.W. Norton & Company, 1980), and Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev and the U-2 Affair (Harper & Row, 1986). Beschloss serves as a board member of Foreign Affairs. He has held appointments in history at Oxford, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Harvard Russian Research Center. He has also served as a director of the Harry S. Truman Centennial Commission and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. An alumnus of Williams and Harvard, Beschloss has served as a CNN analyst during the Bush-Gorbachev summits, the August 1991 failed Soviet coup, and the Clinton Inauguration.
Copyright 1993 by The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University
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