Synopses & Reviews
Power was at the heart of FDR's relationship with the media: the power of the nation's chief executive to control his public messages versus the power of the free press to act as an independent watchdog over the president and the government. This compelling study points to Roosevelt's consummate news management as a key to his political artistry and leadership legacy.
To this day, political commentators, scholars, politicians, and journalists contrast recent presidential efforts to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's innovations during the first '100 Days, ' economic proposals, banking crises, election campaigns, Supreme Court appointments, war actions, congressional accomplishments, and vox politics.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -262) and index.