Help AR spread its progressive message to larger audiences at a time when it's particularly needed! We have no underwriters, government grants or advertising income. Radio stations receive our programming free of charge. We depend solely on you, our listeners, to sustain us.

We welcome your tax-deductible contributions for any amount. Send your check to RISE UP-Alternative Radio, PO Box 551, Boulder, CO 80306. Or just give us a call at (800) 444-1977, Monday–Thursday 8:30–4:30pm, Mountain Time.

DonateSubscribe Subscribe Monthly

Journalism & Democracy

Program #MOYB002. Recorded in Madison, WI on November 08, 2003.

Audio sample:
Journalism, the fabled Fourth Estate, was once guided by the dictum: Comfort the Afflicted and Afflict the Comfortable. Today, millionaire anchors, caked in makeup and competing for the best hair on the air are bored readers of teleprompters. As newspapers, TV and radio are gobbled up by huge conglomerates fixated on maximizing profits, investigative journalism, digging for stories, recedes into memory. If information is key to the healthy functioning of democracy then what happens when the focus is on Scott Peterson and Martha Stewart? And when White House and Pentagon press releases are accepted as fact? A textbook case of journalism's decline is Iraq. Reporters were a conveyor belt for administration fabrications. Many of them went a step further, they became embedded.


Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers is a renowned journalist and commentator. He was senior correspondent for CBS News, and producer of many of public television's most heralded programs. He is the winner of more than 30 Emmy Awards, and the author of several bestsellers including Moyers on America. A longtime fixture on PBS, he retired as anchor of Bill Moyers Journal in 2010.

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet Write a review

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty

(800) 444-1977