Book Discussion on Media Circus: The Trouble with America's Newspapers

Mr. Kurtz, author of Media Circus: The Trouble with America’s Newspapers, published by Time Books, discussed the book’s… read more

Mr. Kurtz, author of Media Circus: The Trouble with America’s Newspapers, published by Time Books, discussed the book’s criticism of the American newspaper industry. He talked about his career in journalism and media criticism, including the changes that have occurred in the newspaper industry during the rise of television and other electronic media. He also evaluated the major trends in contemporary journalism, and gave his impressions of current newspaper news coverage. He questioned the ethical standards exercised by several newspapers and argued that since Watergate there has been an emphasis on scandal in print media. close

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Book Discussion on Media Circus: The Trouble with America's Newspapers

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 20, 1993
Last Aired:
Jan 28, 2006

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  • Jun 20, 1993 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 20, 1993 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 21, 1993 | 2:53am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 21, 1993 | 6:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 28, 2006 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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