Dropsie College Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-22-1974

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Isaiah Friedman

Second Advisor

Solomon Grayzel

Third Advisor

Meir Ben-Horin


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.


Library at the Katz Center - Archives Thesis. DT107.83 .K577 1974.

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