FRONTLINE “News War” (Part I) at pbs.org/frontline

In a four-hour special, “News War,” FRONTLINE examines the political, cultural, legal, and economic forces challenging the news media today and how the press has reacted in turn. Watch it on air and online at http://www.pbs.org/frontline/newswar/ beginning February 13

NEWS WAR: SECRETS, SOURCES & SPIN (Part I)

Feb. 13, 2007, 9pm (check local listings)

In part one of “News War,” FRONTLINE examines the political and legal forces challenging the mainstream news media today and. how the press has reacted in turn. Correspondent Lowell Bergman talks to the major players in the debates over the role of journalism in 2007, examining the relationship between the Bush administration and the press; the controversies surrounding the use of anonymous sources in reporting from Watergate to the present; and the unintended consequences of the Valerie Plame investigation — a confusing and at times ugly affair that ultimately damaged both reporters’ reputations and the legal protections they thought they enjoyed under the First Amendment.

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8 thoughts on “FRONTLINE “News War” (Part I) at pbs.org/frontline

    jasonsback

    (February 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm)

    Well the truth will …
    Well the truth will be told eventually,unfortunately the innocent victims cannot be brought back from the dead nor our vision be erased of their suffering

    jasonsback

    (February 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm)

    Americans need to …
    Americans need to be smarter than the news,by understanding the spin that continues to cloud the truth,the question I have is to what purpose do these corporations have in telling lies to the American people.

    MsCuriousCat

    (February 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm)

    This was in the …
    This was in the Yahoo news today—-> launched a criminal investigation Monday into harsh questioning of detainees during President George W. Bush’s war on terrorism, revealing CIA interrogators’ threats to kill one suspect’s children and to force another to watch his mother sexually assaulted….Now how sick is, that? This was the president of the USA that approve of this kind of behavior. Bush was sending America to hell, too much killing of innocent people he wanted. PEACE!

    meow1964

    (February 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm)

    the problem is most …
    the problem is most Americans have forgotten what real journalistic news is – instead we have gossip & fear mongering disguised as “news” thank you PBS

    chemicalculus

    (February 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm)

    I now started to …
    I now started to watch Frontline to educate to survive. I did not know what occurred in the bush administration in 2003 and how the united states end up going to war. I was not aware the scandals that occurred regarding to the conflicts between the government and the press possibly for leaking confidential information. When I watch, I learn many things to be aware what occurred at the past and use my experience to deal with the present.

    ipeqi

    (February 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm)

    Where is not much …
    Where is not much you can watch on TV besides PBS and BBCworld.

    gocar62

    (February 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm)

    I agree — we are …
    I agree — we are bombarded with information these days but many sources are questionable. You only have to read some of the frantic comments on youtube to see that so many people are grossly misinformaed. They are easily led to believe that propoganda is news.

    FastFoodTV

    (February 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm)

    This is must-see …
    This is must-see television. It’s topic couldn’t be more important. I went and watched it online. Scary stuff. Who needs horror movies these days?

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