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  1. History of American Journalism-The 1990’s Rebecca Sessions Media 301 OL April 10, 2012

  2. Journalists and Media Personalities • Tom Brokaw • Anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News • Peter Jennings • Youngest anchor of ABC Evening News • Named “best anchor” by the Washington Journalism Review • Dan Rather • Anchor for CBS Evening News

  3. Brian Williams • White House Correspondent on NBC News • Connie Chung • Morning host with NBC • Oprah Winfrey • “one of the most important people of the 20th century”, Time • Rush Limbaugh • One of radio talk show’s most well known hosts • Howard Stern • Radio personality • Foul, offensive • Always creating a stir

  4. Politics in the 1990’s • US entered into a war with Iraq in 1990 • President Bill Clinton’s 2nd term as president • Monica Lewinsky scandal • April 19, 2005, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Bldg. by Timothy McVeigh

  5. Society in the 1990’s • “Financially secure singles” • Friends, Frasier, Seinfeld • AIDS • Magic Johnson • Internet took off in the late ’90’s • Hip-hop music became increasingly popular • Gun violence in schools became a larger issue

  6. Media Moments • Rodney King was beaten in 1991 • African American male, white police officers • Magic Johnson announced that he was HIV-positive in 1991. • Johnny Carson, a very well-known television personality retired on May 22, 1992.

  7. On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed. • Failed attempt, neither building fell like they were supposed to • Timothy McVeigh bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma on April 19, 1995.

  8. Princess Diana died in a car accident on August 31, 1997. • A massacre took place at Columbine High School in Colorado on April 20, 1999. • John F. Kennedy Jr. died on July 16, 1999, after his plan crashed into the ocean.

  9. Trends in Journalism • New forms of entertainment arrived • COPS, The Real World, Jerry Springer • Internet, in the late 1990’s, enabled on-demand information to consumers

  10. Sources • Google Images • Article- The History of American Journalism