Professor Speaks at Eisenhower Presidential Library; to Air on C-SPAN

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Dr. Pam Parry, associate professor of communication at Eastern Kentucky University, spoke at the Visitor Center of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library on March 31 about her book, “Eisenhower: The Public Relations President.”

Eisenhower was “this nation’s most transformative public relations president,” said Parry, who spent hours researching the topic at the presidential library in Abilene, Kan. “This does not mean that he was the best practitioner of public relations who ever occupied the Oval Office but rather, the thirty-fourth president of the United States made the greatest impact on the profession of public relations at a pivotal moment in its history.”

The book, published by Lexington Books, a subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield, was released in October 2014. Since then, Parry has signed a contract to co-edit a book series on Women in American History, including a work that she will pen on Eisenhower’s female appointments to federal office.

A C-SPAN crew filmed the lecture, and the segment will air as part of the network’s American History TV series on Sunday, April 19, at 7:15 p.m. on C-SPAN 3.

Parry, who joined the EKU faculty in August 2014, teaches public relations.

Published on April 08, 2015

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