Reporters vs. the White House
t r u t h o u t | Programming Note
Airdate: Friday, August 4, 2006, at 8:30 p.m. on PBS.
(Check local listings at http://www.pbs.org/now/sched.html.)
Is the press failing its responsibility to the truth? This time on NOW.
Is the press still fulfilling its obligation to the truth? NOW's David Brancaccio talks with Orville Schell, writer and Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, about the role of the press as a democracy watchdog. Some say the Fourth Estate has lost its teeth and is being manipulated into biased coverage of the war on terror and the White House in particular. Who's pulling the press' strings? This time on NOW.
Note: The NOW website at www.pbs.org/now will provide additional coverage starting Friday morning, August 4. Features will include a review of rocky relations between the White House and journalists. Also, Middle East expert Alon Ben-Meyer puts the Lebanon Crisis in context.