Thursday, November 8, 2012

"All the President's Men"

What is the "press"?

Which Amendment protects the press?

Is freedom of the press absolute? Explain.

What are checks and balances?

Do you think the media is a "checks and balances" in our political system? Explain why or why not.

Who are Woodward and Bernstein?

What did you learn about the work of investigative journalists from the film, "All the President's Men"?

What role did the Washington Post play in the downfall of President Richard Nixon?

How did President Nixon try to control the press?

What risks are involved in running a controversial story such as the Watergate scandal? (include a brief discussion of the use of anonymous sources)

What happened to those involved in the cover-up?

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