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Robert McChesney on NOW August 5

Reported by Chrish - August 3, 2005

Truthout.org's headline asks "Are you getting the truth from the media in America?"

Rather than ask Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity on to discuss serious issues seriously and intelligently, PBS chose a consummate professional and intellectual.

From Truthout: "Robert McChesney is considered one of the leading voices on media reform in America today. With scandals eroding public trust in journalism, McChesney is leading a movement to reinvigorate the free press to give citizens access to the truth so they can make informed decisions in their democracy. On Friday, August 5, 2005 at 8:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), NOW's David Brancaccio asks McChesney about the root problem with media in America. "People understand their media system isn't natural. It's not a free market system," he says. "It's a result of policies oftentimes made corruptly behind closed doors in Washington. And, once people realized that...they didn't have to accept commercial carpet bombing of their children."

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