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About the Author

Terry Hansen is an independent journalist with an interest in scientific controversies and the politics of mass media. He has followed the UFO controversy for decades and has written about it for various media. In addition, he has organized and moderated two symposiums about "The Science and Politics of the UFO Research" for the Science Museum of Minnesota. Hansen holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in science journalism, both from the University of Minnesota. He is a founding partner of KFH Publications, Inc., a Seattle computer-magazine publishing company. He is also an active private pilot with ratings for single-engine aircraft and gliders. He lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with his wife and two parrots. Hansen can be reached via electronic mail at: twhansen@pscu.com

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corp; 1st edition (February 10, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738836125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738836126
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,316,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terry Hansen is an independent journalist with an interest in scientific controversies and the politics of mass media. He has followed the UFO controversy for decades and has written about it for various media. In addition, he has organized and moderated two symposiums about "The Science and Politics of the UFO Research" for the Science Museum of Minnesota. Hansen holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in science journalism, both from the University of Minnesota. He was a founding partner of KFH Publications, Inc., a Seattle computer-magazine publishing company. He is also a licensed private pilot with ratings for single-engine aircraft and gliders. He lives in the Canadian Gulf Islands with his wife, Jess. Hansen can be reached via e-mail at: twhansen73@gmail.com

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It will make you wonder.
Willam Penn
When you finish the book, you WILL believe that there has been and continues to be collusion between government and media.
Richard Kronick
And make no mistake - there are a number of important and corroborating facts in this book.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By 999fine on March 19, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have an extensive library on UFO and related topics. Missing Times is one of my most important books because it so eloquently describes an aspect of the UFO topic which has received such little attention, while being of utmost importance in the shaping of public opinion - the national media. Terry does an outstanding job at logically articulating the role big media has played to cooperatively (although sometimes unwittingly) manage public perception of UFOs and warfare in concert with government throughout this century. He makes sure you are aware of the factual content as opposed to mere theory or conjecture. And make no mistake - there are a number of important and corroborating facts in this book. It is truly a groundbreaking effort on the subject that captured my intense interest from cover to cover. An absolute must read for media students, UFO researchers, and anyone remotely interested in government activities. And consider buying this book for those who can't seem to come to grips with the reality or gravity that public perceptions have been and continue to be managed.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "duncanives" on January 31, 2003
Format: Paperback
In The Missing Times, Terry Hansen provides a clear, documented history of the relationships that exists between the national media and the United States Government, particularly on issues of national security. This aspect of the book alone is frightening to one's faith in the media as objective reporters of information. In fact, once you have read this book, you will never read a national daily, or watch a network newscast in quite the same way again. Hansen details how our military and intelligence communities are in the business of shaping public opinion and reaction through information management. How incompetent would they have to have been not to recognize the national media as an indispensable, efficient tool for their goals? Mr. Hansen details the exact mechanisms by which the government exercises their influence over the national media with chilling clarity, right down to CIA infiltration.
Local media, without strong connections to Washington D.C., corporate ties to defense contractors or heavy infiltration from intelligence agencies are shown to be less likely to present the government viewpoint, and may present more accurate information on any number of subjects, including UFOs.
A picture then evolves of the complicit relationship that exists between the government and the media. Through historical review, Mr. Hansen demonstrates how the press follows a government line when it comes to issues of secrecy and national security.
What happens when we insert UFOs into this equation? The answer is a perfect fit; the national media treats UFOs exactly as it does other subjects deemed to be of great national security importance and secrecy.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Hawley VINE VOICE on September 19, 2001
Format: Hardcover
'The Missing Times' is a darkly fascinating analysis of how the mainstream media have been used by government intelligence groups to control information and manipulate the public.
While the book is a superb case study of how significant UFO events, well-reported at local levels, are either altered, marginalized or completely censored by the national media, the real value of the book goes much further. It provides a solidly documented expose of how our world view is shaped by forces not even imagined by most Americans; how the claim of "national security" has been invoked to hide from the public not only legitimate defense-related information, but incompetence, dishonesty and illegal activity as well.
It's a shame that this book will likely be read by a relatively small number of people, mostly those with an interest in UFOs. It should be required reading for every journalism student in the country. In fact, it should be read by anyone who still believes in our system of democracy. It will inform, shock and anger.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
A substantial portion of this book is _not_ about government deceptions regarding the UFO question. Much of it is devoted to the historical context. The book describes how the government has repeatedly and successfully compromised the integrity of "elite" news media to manipulate public opinion on virtually every major public issue of the last century, from World War I to the war in Vietnam a half century later.
The book is totally free of speculative "conspiracy theories," but it does contain one sensational revelation: a memo discovered in the Smithsonian Institution archives proves that a CBS news "documentary" debunking UFOs (narrated by the revered Walter Cronkite) was done with the collusion of the Central Intelligance Agency.
This is a work of major importance not just on the history of UFOs, but on the history of America in the 20th Century. With the prospect of yet another war looming on the horizon and the news coverage of the preparations for war already at a fever pitch in some news media, the book may also be highly relevant to this new century as history threatens to repeat itself.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Simeon Hein on April 20, 2005
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"If UFOs were real it would on National Public Radio." Have you ever heard someone say something to that effect? If you are interested in the role of our media in the coverup of the existence of extraterrestrials then read Terry Hansen's "The Missing Times." Hansen's book is an excellent presentation of the history of governmental manipulation and control of the media specifically in regards to UFOs in the news. Hanson covers the history of psychological disinformation campaigns in warfare and more recently in the area of UFOs. He clearly demonstrates how our news media are censored and controlled so as to spread government disinformation about extraterrestrials and other high-impact topics. This book is a wake-up call to those who believe in democratic ideals and the idea of a free press. It also heralds a forthcoming era of openess if a full government disclosure about the extraterrestrial phenomenon were to occur. (Dr. Simeon Hein is the author of Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance and his latest work, Planetary Intelligence.)
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