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Book Discussion on [The Nighlty News Nightmare]

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington talked about his book, [The Nightly News Nightmare: Media Coverage of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2008], which he co-authored with Professor S. Robert Lichter of George Mason University. In the book, the authors examine news coverage of presidential nominations and election campaigns from 1988 to 2008. The book focuses on changes in the amount, tone and focus of news coverage in these different electoral contests. This interview took place at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C. C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their "2013 LCV Cities Tour" in Fredericksburg, Virginia from August 12-16 to feature the history and literary life of the community. 

C-SPAN: Washington Classroom with Stephen Farnsworth

C-SpanStephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, talked about the press and the presidency, and the changing media environment on C-SPAN's Washington classroom. The program aired nationally on April 26.

This course was a joint educational partnership between C-SPAN, the Washington Center, George Mason University, and Purdue University.

The semester focused on "The Presidency, Congress, and Media," examining all facets of politics in the TV and digital age, taking a look at the issues and events shaping the agenda for the next Congress and next round of elections, as well as the historical process of public policy making. Additionally, the class analyzes the changing role of media, especially social media, in shaping public opinion.

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