After Words with Howard Kurtz
Howard Kurtz talked about his book Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War, published by Free Press. In his book he… read more
Howard Kurtz talked about his book Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War, published by Free Press. In his book he looks at the inner workings of the news organizations of the ABC, NBC, and CBS networks. He examines about how network news, and the role of its anchors, has changed over the years and relates behind-the-scenes stories of this high-pressure business. Mr. Kurtz maintains that despite competition from Internet and cable, network news still plays a leading role in chronicling major news events and determining how the public will perceive them. The guest interviewer was James Warren.
Howard Kurtz is the media reporter for the Washington Post and the host of the weekly CNN program “Reliable Sources.” He is the author of five books on the media including The Fortune Tellers and Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine. Mr. Kurtz has written for Vanity Fair, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, New York Magazine, and Columbia Journalism Review.
James Warren is managing editor for features at the Chicago Tribune. He joined the Chicago Tribune in 1984. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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