Historian Matthew Dallek looks at the history behind the Office of Civilian Defense, the country's first agency for homeland security, and the competing visions of those tasked with spearheading the department: New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
A panel talks about the Pentagon’s no-photos rule at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, and the relationships between the government, the media, and the public in war time.
- David Perlmutter associate professor of mass communication at Louisiana State University
- Bryan Whitman deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
- Bill Kovach founding chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, and former Washington bureau chief for the New York Times
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