NOW with Bill Moyers
t r u t h o u t | Programing NoteFriday April 4, 2003 at 9pm E.T. on PBS
(check local listings at http://www.pbs.org/now/sched.html)
This week NOW with Bill Moyers presents a special one hour focus on the media and democracy.
Bill Moyers talks to Greg Mitchell about how the war in Iraq is being covered by the American media. Mitchell has edited several national magazines and written eight nonfiction books for major publishers and serves as editor of Editor & Publisher, the authoritative weekly magazine covering the newspaper industry in North America
As the FCC considers further deregulating corporate media, big media may get even bigger. NOW goes inside the debate over relaxing restrictions that could result in multi-billion dollar media conglomerates gaining more control over the nation's radio and television airwaves. Opponents of media consolidation fear that giving these giants a free pass to let the marketplace rule could severely affect the ability of journalists to be independent. If deregulation does take place, can democracy survive without the diversity of ideas presented by a truly free press?
And Bill Moyers reports on the stories not being covered by the news.
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