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Fear and favor in the newsroom

Author: Beth Sanders; Randy Baker; Studs Terkel; Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: [United States] : [KTEH], [1996]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The film shows for the first time how ownership of the press by a small corporate elite constricts the free flow of ideas and information upon which our democracy depends. Journalists, including four Pulitzer Prize winners from The New York Times, NBC, PBS and other respected news organizations, reveal how they have been censored, squelched or fired for aggressively reporting on the wealthy and the powerful. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Sanders; Randy Baker; Studs Terkel; Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 899257822
Notes: Copyright: Northwest Passage Productions. DCR 1996; PUB 28Jun96; REG 16Dec96; PA0000840898.
Information taken from the Northwest Passage Productions data base.
Sources used: copyright data sheet; copyright data base; Northwest Passage Productions data base.
Credits: Executive producer, Danny McGuire ; editor, Bridget Louie ; music, Todd Boekelheide.
Performer(s): Narrator: Studs Terkel.
Interviewees: Bill Kovach, Wendell Rawls, Jr., Bill Dedman, Ben Bagdikian, Jay Smith, Lowell Bergman, Michael Gartner, Richard Cohen, Lawrence Grossman, Jon Alpert, Jonathan Kwitny, Sydney Schanberg, Frances Cerra, John L. Hess, Peter Graumann, Ralph Nader, Robert Pollard, Joel Beinin, Sydney Gruson, Eugene Carroll.
Description: viewing copy. 1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in. master. 1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1 in.
Responsibility: produced by Northwest Passage Productions in association with KTEH/San Jose Public Television ; director, Beth Sanders ; producers, Beth Sanders, Randy Baker ; writer, Randy Baker.

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The film shows for the first time how ownership of the press by a small corporate elite constricts the free flow of ideas and information upon which our democracy depends. Journalists, including four Pulitzer Prize winners from The New York Times, NBC, PBS and other respected news organizations, reveal how they have been censored, squelched or fired for aggressively reporting on the wealthy and the powerful. The program also presents senior news executives, including the former Vice Chairman of The New York Times and the President of NBC News, who defend the work of their news organizations.

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