Monday's Show

Monday, August 31, 2009

For years, newspapers and TV news coverage based on fact-finding reporting has served as a powerful watchdog over our government and commercial world.  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalistAlex S. Jones argues in his book Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracythat as traditional news media falls in the wake of new media’s need for quick information, our democracy will weaken.  Then, folklorists Nancy Groce and Steve Winick from the American Folklife Center bring audio treasures related to the theme “Home, Sweet, Home.”