Chapter 7 Gov

Events

Johannes Gutenburg creates print press

1440

first American newspaper printed in Philadelphia

1783

The first Amendment is ratified which allows the media to print whatever they saw fit

1791

radio ownership had become almost universal in America

1930

Congress created FCC to regulate airwaves

1934

Radio broadcasting becomes popular

1935

First presidential debate

1935

World War II breaks out

1944

people get information from television

1945

presidential debate with Kennedy v Nixon

1960

Television broadcasts the Vietnam War

1960

CBS anchor Walter Cronkite travels into Vietnam

1968

Classified information about the Watergate is leaked by the Washington Post

1970

During a presidential debate, President Ford incorrectly states that the Soviet Union did not dominate Eastern Europe

1976

Broadcaster counterarguments were abolished

1980

Ronald Reagan addressed Congress during primetime to outline proposed policies for economic recovery

1981

During the Gulf War, reporters' freedom of movement and observation was severely restricted

1991

George Bush throws up on Japanese minister

1992

The media's focus on misstatements by Al Gore had an impact on public opinion

2000

Graduate students from UC Irvine camped out in tents in the campus park to protest the lack of investment in on-campus housing

2002

40% of journalists leaned to the left compared to only 20% who leaned to the right

2002

Many American combat troops are sent into Iraq

2003

CBS News shows George W Bush not completing duties with the National Guard in 1970

2004

Birmingham News won a Pulitzer prize

2007

65% of media coverage is devoted to the president while only 29% is dedicated to Congress

2008

Fox opted to show an episode of So You Think You Can Dance instead of Obama's address to Congress about health care

2009

New York Times won Pulitzer prize on the Walmart scandal

2013

Pew Research Poll found 68% of people said press criticism is useful

2013

Trump v Hillary presidential debate

2016