Re: American TV News

ZB (
Mon, 23 Dec 1996 15:57:33 GMT

On Sun, 22 Dec 1996 23:21:30 -0800, wrote:

>Now you (or someone you like) can learn all about American TV from the
>people who built the industry: Ted Turner and CNN, Roone Arledge and
>ABC, Ed Murrow and CBS, Tom Brokaw and NBC - Plus David Brinkley and
>Please visit the Library of Books and order from your computer for
>you or someone you know. They will appreciate it.
>You will discover what has gone wrong with American TV, as told by the
>people who saw the mistakes being made.
>Plus-- King, Marshall, Malcolm and the American Civil Rights Movement.
>As a public education service, NEW books will be mailed to you at a
>discounted price.
>And you can order with your computer now. It's easy.
>Thanks for allowing this experimental, educational service to continue.
>Best regards,

One does not need to order any of your books to determine the major
flaw with television news. It's pure and simple entertainment, or
should I be kinder and say infotainment. I'm not taking the stance
that all network news is not legitimate news, but when ratings are
involved one finds it necessary to spice things up a bit and
editorialize. There is not an unbiased source of news because every
human being has bias. The closest thing to unbiased news coverage
without having to wade through numerous sources is probably C-span,
followed by PBS.

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