Local Television News

Crimes, disasters, murders, sports, and the weather....it's the eleven o'clock news. Join Ray Suarez for a look at local television news coverage around the country. Former members of the industry will discuss the purpose and importance of television news and why it has become skewed towards violence sensationalism, and fluff. A look inside local TV news... on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News. Guests: Scott Libin Faculty Member, Poynter Institute, St. Petersberg, FL Caryl Rivers Author Slick Spins and Fractured Facts: How Cultural Myths Distort the News [Columbia University Press, 1996] Professor of Journalism, Boston University Former reporter, WGBH Boston Paul Klite Director, Rocky Mountain Media Watch Listeners call in

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