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Hardcover | Out of Print | 202 pp. | 5.4 x 7.8 in | October 1995 | ISBN: 9780262041508
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White House to Your House

Media and Politics in Virtual America


“This book is a well-written and readable account of politics in the new media age. It should be a widely read book.”
Darrell M. West, Professor of Political Science, Brown University
“This is a revealing analysis of how the practice of politics and government has changed in this era of instant and constant television news, radio talk shows and alternative communications... Whether criticizing or praising the media, their darts are well aimed and worth considering.”
Hal Bruno, Political Director, ABC News
“The book concentrates on a significant question of democracy: how do presidents reach out to the citizens? It focuses on television, which is now news. Well researched, full of interesting facts, this is a useful book to help "democracy in action."”
James David Barber, James B. Duke Professor, Department of Political Science, Duke University
White House to Your House is a very readable analysis of new media formats' contributions to American politics. Focusing on the CLinton/Gingrich era, Diamond and Silverman track politicians' searches for the winning campaign message from Thomas Paine's 1776 pamphlets to the use of 1990s pop media, tv talk shows, radio call-in programs and the internet. The authors provide many examples to warn readers of the increasingly blurred boundaries between news and entertainment in the coming age of computer democracy.”
Ann Crigler, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California