Press Relations/Media Activity Records, 1973-1996
Scope and Contents
Cohen's press secretaries and their assistants communicated with Cohen's constituents through newsletters, press releases, weekly columns, specialized mailings, and radio and television broadcasts. Cohen was featured on a weekly radio program for several years, and from 1989-1991 he and Senator George Mitchell had their own monthly television program entitled Washington Perspective. This program provided a timely way for the Senators to talk about their positions on a number of issues, and to receive feedback from their constituents. The press staff was also responsible for maintaining speech files, newspaper clippings, and information on important issues. Audiovisual materials, such as videos of Cohen's appearances on television talk shows and tapes made of his speeches were also maintained by Cohen's press staff are filed under the Audiovisual and Photographs series. The press secretaries in the Cohen Senate office were Thomas Bright (1979), Alan Brewer (1980), Bob Tyrer (1982-1986, with assistants Michele Carpentier, Mary Beth Carozza, Kim Corthell, Donna Saucier, and Debi Griffith), and Kathyrn Gest (1987-1996, with assistants John Siafsky, Douglas Jones, Laura Head, Michael Townsend, and Andy Antrobus). Records in this series are divided into five subseries: a) Administrative press files, b) Columns, releases, radio beepers, d) Issue files, e) Newspaper clippings, and f) Speeches.
Conditions Governing Access
Access to records in the U.S. Senate record group is restricted. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- Communications in politics Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Political oratory Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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