Thursday, February 08, 2007

"News War" debuts next week on PBS

Today a colleague at work pointed me to a series that will be on PBS' "Frontline" next week. (The series can also be viewed online.)

"News War" explores "the political, cultural, legal, and economic forces challenging the news media today and how the press has reacted in turn. Through interviews with key figures in the print and electronic media over the past four decades -- and with unequaled, behind-the-scenes access to some of today's most important news organizations, FRONTLINE traces the recent history of American journalism, from the Nixon administration's attacks on the media to the post-Watergate popularity of the press, to the new challenges presented by the war on terror and other global forces now changing -- and challenging -- the role of the press in our society."

It looks like this will prove to be an interesting look at the challenges facing journalism and what this means for its future.

* Addendum, 2/12: Producer Lowell Bergman was interviewed today on NPR's "Fresh Air."


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