The Media and the Persian Gulf War

Synopsis

This thorough work focuses on the processes and effects of the media, both leading up to and during the "mother of all battles" in 1990 and 1991. Broad in scope and varied in methodologies, the chapters span the media of television, radio, print, and film. Chapters discuss such specific topics as the relationship between the press and the censoring military, CNN's and C-SPAN's coverage, how talk radio and television covered the war, the media's depiction of women in the military, the Gulf War as a referent in advertising, and how popular culture legitimized the war.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Robert E. Denton Jr.
  • Donald L. Shaw
  • Frank Louis Rusciano
  • Dan Nimmo
  • Janette Kenner Muir
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993