“NEWS WARS”: Excellent FrontLine Series
This is a FRONTLINE (PBS) SERIES
In a four-part special series, News War, FRONTLINE examines 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 print, broadcast 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.
I have posted the links to the first 3 parts…there are 26 in total….. Simply look on the Right Hand Column to find to others. The TOTAL Time is approx 4 hours, but these are broken down into approx 8-10 mintes segments.
I ****Highly recommend**** viewing this, as it gives one an understanding of where the news medium came from, how it evolved….and where it is going.
This is not to say that the MainstreamMedia was perfect at one time, nor to say it was never a propaganda instrument etc….but that it has had its own trials and tribulations via Gov’t interference and threats, and the even worse Media Consolidation into the hands of a few who basically print for the bottom line..but with some possible positive changes in the future.
News War part 1
News War part 2