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ISBN: 0860913740
Author: Bruce Cumings
Language: English
Publisher: Verso Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 1992)
Pages: 309
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
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Ships from and sold by DelhiBookStore. Bruce Cumings is Professor of East Asian and International History at the University of Chicago and author of the best book on the Korean War, the two-volume Origins of the Korean War. He argues that the supposed & of the camera is a myth, and that television is a medium that necessarily makes points and takes sides, whatever its claims to impartial coverage of news events.

Bruce Cumings is Professor of East Asian and International History at the University of Chicago and author of the best book on the Korean War, the two-volume Origins of the Korean War. He argues that the supposed & of the camera is a myth, and that television is a medium that. Cumings tells the story of the production of the Thames Television/Public Broadcasting System series, Korea: the unknown war, for which he was the main historical consultant.

Television has come to play an ever more decisive role in the preparation and planning of war, as well as in its execution

Television has come to play an ever more decisive role in the preparation and planning of war, as well as in its execution. In War and Television Bruce Cumings carefully explores the history of television's relationship to US warmaking since World War II, up to and including its presentation of the carnage in Kuwait and Iraq. Television has come to play an ever more decisive role in the preparation and planning of war, as well as in its execution.

This work studies television reporting of the US at war since World War II, including detailed coverage of television's role in the Gulf. Cumings offers insights into the everyday operations of the media and assesses the possibilities of mobilizing them for political purposes.

War and Television by Bruce Cumings (Paperback, 1994). This work studies television reporting of the US at war since World War II, including detailed coverage of television's role in the Gulf.

Award-winning historian Bruce Cumings talks about the misconceptions many people still hold, and how they . Like several of the best books on the Korean War, this one is out of print

Award-winning historian Bruce Cumings talks about the misconceptions many people still hold, and how they distort our understanding of the current North Korean regime. Like several of the best books on the Korean War, this one is out of print. When David Halberstam was doing his book on the Korean War a few years ago he wrote that he went to a public library and he found 88 books on the Vietnam War and four on the Korean War, and I think that says a lot about the general lack of scholarship and interest in the Korean War in the . John Merrill’s book is one of the very best.

War And Television book. In this highly readable new book, Bruce Cumings studies the history of television's coverage of US warmaking since World War I. .

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Published May 1994 by Verso Books. The Haymarket Series. At the centre of this volume is the tale of Cumings' own experience as expert consultant to a Thames Television production - "Korea: The Unknown War".

Television has come to play an ever more decisive role in the preparation and planning of war, as well as in its execution. In War and Television Bruce Cumings carefully explores the history of television's relationship to US warmaking since World War II, up to and including its presentation of the carnage in Kuwait and Iraq. Cumings examines Vietnam, long thought to have been the first television war, but finds that characterization more apt for the Gulf conflict which was fought through, packaged by, and sold to the public on television. At the centre of the book is the extraordinary tale of Cumings's own experience as historical consultant to a Thames Television production, Korea: The Unknown War, and his subsequent trials with the Public Broadcasting System when the film was released for North American distribution. Through the alternately funny and tragic story of the struggle with an assortment of media executives, retired soldiers, bureaucrats from both Koreas and various public figures (including a hilarious account of an interview with Henry Kissinger), Cumings shows how the film was shaped by media managers on both sides of the Atlantic to conform to prevailing views of a war that few in the United States or Britain wish to remember with anything approaching accuracy.Today there is no shortage of prognostications - grim or otherwise - on the role of television. But there are few serious studies of the medium's everyday operations, let alone of its place in politics and warfare. With insight and clarity, Bruce Cumings provides that much-needed analysis. This is a vital book for those who want to understand how, and for whom, television works, and a sobering one for anyone who believes the medium can be used for radical ends.

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Cyregaehus
Bruce Cumings, chair of the history department at University of Chicago and one of our foremost specialists on modern Korean history, chronicles his participation in an attempt to present a balanced picture of the Korean War on British and US television. The account is often distressing and sometimes amusing, but always readable and compelling. This book is of interest to those concerned with bias in the media. And those who suspect that the story of US intervention in the Korean Civil War has not been fully and truthfully told to the public.
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This is a fascinating study of the media portrayal of war, in particular, of the Korean War. Bruce Cumings is Professor of East Asian and International History at the University of Chicago and author of the best book on the Korean War, the two-volume Origins of the Korean War.

He argues that the supposed `objectivity' of the camera is a myth, and that television is a medium that necessarily makes points and takes sides, whatever its claims to impartial coverage of news events.

Cumings tells the story of the production of the Thames Television/Public Broadcasting System series, Korea: the unknown war, for which he was the main historical consultant.

He notes, "Then there was John Burton, mild-mannered professor of Political Science at George Mason University, who had been the very young head of the Australian Foreign Office in 1950. He told us of telegrams coming from South Korea to the Foreign Office just before the war broke out, reporting South Korea patrols crossing the border, trying to provoke the North Koreans. Dr Burton took these straight to the Foreign Minister and the Prime Minister, `and we sent a very strongly worded telegram to the State Department', asking them to curb South Korea adventurism. Before a reply came back from Washington, the war began. ... Thereafter the telegrams, according to Dr Burton, disappeared from Australian Foreign Office files."

Cumings confirms, "in the British Foreign Office records, ... you'll find a cable, nicely preserved, saying that the Americans were trying to restrain hot-headed South Korea officers along the parallel, a few weeks before June 25."

The South sought to invade the North. Cumings points out that "the southern army had sought to occupy it [Haeju] more than a year earlier [i.e. in 1949], attacking across the parallel from Ongjin."

Cumings writes of "three years of genocidal bombing by the US Air Force which killed perhaps two million civilians (one-quarter of the population), dropped oceans of napalm, left barely a modern building standing, opened large dams to flood nearby rice valleys and kill thousands of peasants by denying them food, and went far beyond anything done in Vietnam in a conscious program of using air power to destroy a society ..." He rightly calls it "one of the most appalling, unrestrained, genocidal bombing campaigns in our genocidal twentieth century ..."

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