Book Discussion on All the News Unfit to Print

Eric Burns talked about his book All the News Unfit to Print: How Things Were...and How They Were Reported (Wiley; April 20, 2009). In his… read more

Eric Burns talked about his book All the News Unfit to Print: How Things Were...and How They Were Reported (Wiley; April 20, 2009). In his book he recounts the many types of mistakes, hoaxes, omissions, and lies in the history of journalism. Mr. Burns profiles the authors and their motivations that range from Samuel Clemens' (Mark Twain’s) bogus discovery of a 100-year-old “Petrified Man” and Benjamin Franklin’s fabricated report of “The Trial of Miss Polly Baker” to modern times. 

Eric Burns is the former host of “Fox News Watch.” He is the author of several books, including Infamous Scribblers and The Spirits of America. close

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

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Book Discussion on All the News Unfit to Print

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New York, New York, United States
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May 30, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 10, 2009

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  • May 30, 2009 | 9:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 01, 2009 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 27, 2009 | 10:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 10, 2009 | 2:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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