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The Power game

Author: Philip Burton, Jr.David SaltmanHedrick SmithPhilip Burton Productions.Maryland Public Television.All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Video, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the major political changes in the U.S. capital in the 15 years after the Vietnam War (in particular, the way power is acquired and used on an individual rather than group basis). Documents methods for getting and keeping power in Congress, the Presidency, the Pentagon, embassies and the major lobbying groups. Major political figures are interviewed as well as less well-known persons who quietly protect the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Burton, Jr.; David Saltman; Hedrick Smith; Philip Burton Productions.; Maryland Public Television.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 22893595
Notes: Based on the book: The power game : how Washington works / Hedrick Smith.
Credits: Camera, Wally Pfister, Tim Puch ; animation and graphics, Tony Cacioppo ; music, Chris Andromidas ; editors, Riva Freifeld, Kathryn Barnier.
Performer(s): Hedrick Smith.
Description: 4 videocassettes (58 min. each) : sd., color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. The Congress --
pt. 2. The Pentagon --
pt. 3. The unelected --
pt. 4. The Presidency.
Other Titles: Congress
Pentagon
Unelected
Presidency
Responsibility: with correspondent Hedrick Smith ; Philip Burton Productions, Inc. ; co-producer, Maryland Public Television ; produced by Philip Burton, Jr., David Saltman, Pamela Hogan ; written by Hedrick Smith, Philip Burton, Jr., David Saltman.

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Examines the major political changes in the U.S. capital in the 15 years after the Vietnam War (in particular, the way power is acquired and used on an individual rather than group basis). Documents methods for getting and keeping power in Congress, the Presidency, the Pentagon, embassies and the major lobbying groups. Major political figures are interviewed as well as less well-known persons who quietly protect the public interest. They contend that new talents and techniques are needed if the American system is to continue to work effectively.

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