Diplomacy Through the Two-way Telescope: How CNN Has Changed the Course of Human Civilization

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CNN, Broadcast News, Ted Turner, International Relations, Global Communications


Broadcast and Video Studies | Film and Media Studies | International and Intercultural Communication | International Relations | Social Influence and Political Communication | Television


The research and analysis behind this thesis prove quite clearly that the Cable News Network has had a profound impact upon international relations. So much so, in fact, that the Cable News Network might represent the ripples preceding a new wave of history. By analyzing the background of cable news services, Cable News Network's birth and early defining moments, and the current status and place of CNN among the powerful forces of international relations, it becomes clear that CNN truly deserves the monicker "two-way telescope" in the realm of international diplomacy.

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