Commonwealth Club: News war

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News War

Two veteran journalists - Lowell Bergman and Steve Talbot of PBS' Frontline - examine the forces challenging the news media today and the press reaction.

Bergman and Talbot trace 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." Mounting pressure from corporate owners for record profits, as well as growing challenges from cable television and the Internet, are remaking the economics of the

This program was recorded live on January 11, 2007.

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