April 16: White House media, shocking election ad discussed

white-housePULLMAN, Wash. – The roles, responsibilities and challenges of speaking on behalf of the U.S. president will be discussed by Scott McClellan, former White House press secretary for George W. Bush, at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in CUE 203.

McClellanHe will talk with Lawrence Pintak, dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, and Robert Mann, Manship Chair in Journalism at Louisiana State University, for the annual Media & Politics Symposium hosted by the Murrow College and the WSU Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service.

Mann also will speak earlier in the day for the Foley coffee & politics series at noon in Bryan 308. He will discuss the impact of one of the most shocking and influential political advertisements shown on TV – Lyndon B. Johnson’s “daisy girl”/nuclear bomb ad that aired once in the run-up to the 1964 U.S. presidential election.




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