The inside stories of modern political scandals : how investigative reporters have changed the course of American history
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
This book examines ten major political scandals involving the White House in the past 50 years, revealing how the investigative reporters behind the stories uncovered the hidden truths.
On numerous occasions, the dogged efforts of investigative journalists have led to a dissemination of information that had a direct effect on the course of American history--the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the Watergate scandal, "Monicagate" of the Clinton administration, and the Enron accounting scandal.
The Inside Stories of Modern Political Scandals: How Investigative Reporters Have Changed the Course of American History features in-depth interviews with all living journalists responsible for revealing major political scandals involving the White House, including Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporters responsible for bringing the Watergate scandal to the light of day. The author presents a fascinating view into the "story behind the story" regarding the ten most momentous, modern-day political scandals in America. Containing both anecdotes from the investigative reporters involved and specific examples from published articles, this text reveals the specific methods used by these award-winning journalists to successfully pursue their stories and earn their titles as watchdogs of our government, our military, and big business.
Press and politics
-- United States
-- 20th century.
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Investigative reporting -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Investigative reporting -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
|Publisher|| Santa Barbara, Calif. :Praeger,2010
xxxiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -229) and index.
|ISBN||9780313365133 (hardcover : alk. paper)
031336513X (hardcover : alk. paper)