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Cold War

1945 - 1989

1st Regular Television News

1948

Edward R. Murrow attacks Sen. McCarth

1954

Vietnam war

1955 - 1975

Television Shows Kennedy-Nixon Debate

1960

NY Times v. Sullivan

1964

Supreme Court Libel Case

60 Minutes Launched by CBS

1968

TV News Magazine

Tet Offensive

1968

My Lai Massacre

1968

NPR Begins

1970

Pentagon Papers

1971

Watergate Scandal

1972 - 1974

CNN Founded by Ted Turner

1980

USA Today launched by Gannett Co.

1982

Broadcasting de-regulation begins

1987

Rush Limbaugh

1988

Goes national w. conservative talk radio

Persian gulf War

1991

Fox News Debuts

1996

Sept. 11 attacks

2001

Judith Miller goes to jail

2005

For 85 days to protect confidential source

Joshua Micha Marshall (TPM) receives Polk Award

2007

Founder of TPM, online journalist, for journalistic excellence