Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This is a case study of the relations between the Eisenhower Administration and the American press* -- the printed media. Radio and television coverage is not included. The periods examined are the Suez crisis of 1956, and the Lebanon crisis of 1958. Specifically, it is a probing of the working arrangements between the Eisenhower White House, the Dulles State Department, and the American press during two crucial phases of American foreign relations in the turbulent Middle East in the late 1950's, and the reaction of major American daily newspapers, newsmagazines, opinion journals, and scholarly journals to various aspects of Administration policy. It represents a look at Administration methods and efforts to manage political news, and their effectiveness. And it considers the success of the purveyors of printed, political news in presenting a representative, accurate, and responsible picture of these crises for the information of the American reading public.
Kirsch, Robert J., "Relations between the Eisenhower Administration and the American Press during the Suez and the Lebanon Crises, 1956 and 1958" (1974). Dropsie College Theses. 103.
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