The Role of the Media

The fourteenth hour of the 25th anniversary of viewer calls focused on the year 1993 and on the role of the media in American… read more

The fourteenth hour of the 25th anniversary of viewer calls focused on the year 1993 and on the role of the media in American politics. Mr. Gillespie talked about shifts in the ways news has been presented to the American public, the state of journalism, the impact of 24-hour news cycles on cable television, and the impact of call-in programming. He also responded to questions and comments from viewers. 

An interview with 25th anniversary essay contest finalist Kathleen O’Donnell of Keene, N.H., and several clips from past programming were aired. 

The program was part of a 25-hour call-in marathon commemorating 25 years of viewer calls that began with television’s first-ever, regularly scheduled, national viewer call-in program on October 7, 1980, when the 19-month-old network televised a live viewer call-in program from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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The Role of the Media

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Program ID:
188655-13
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 8, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 30, 2005

Airing Details

  • Oct 08, 2005 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 29, 2005 | 9:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 30, 2005 | 2:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
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