Panelists discussed the ways new technologies such as cell phones, digital cameras, and camcorders are allowing ordinary citizens to… read more
Panelists discussed the ways new technologies such as cell phones, digital cameras, and camcorders are allowing ordinary citizens to capture events, are affecting the gathering and reporting of news, and are creating constitutional and legal quandaries. Robert MacNeil moderated the discussion. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions.
“Citizen Witness” was the Second Annual William G. McGowan Forum on Communications, Technology, and Government presented by the Center for the National Archives Experience. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Thomas Burke Vice Chairman American Bar Association->First Amendment Rights in the Digital Age Cmte.
- Barbara Cochran President Radio-Television News Directors Assn.
- Ronald K. L. Collins Fellow Washington
- Richard Foster Director Newseum->Programs
- Robert MacNeil Anchor (Former) PBS->Newshour with Jim Lehrer
- Sue Gin McGowan President McGowan Charitable Fund
- Marvin Pinkert Executive Director National Archives and Records Administration->Center for the National Archives Experience
- Allen Weinstein Archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
- Mike Wendland Columnist Detroit Free Press->Technology
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