Television

The American Public’s Confidence in Newspapers Continues to Decline

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Television News Does Not Fare Much BetterANALYSIS – By Glynn Wilson – The American public’s confidence in newspapers as an institution to report accurate information and serve as “the press” under the U.S. Constitution to write about public affairs in a way that serves their interests continues its historical decline, according to the latest Gallup…

Public Confidence in Congress Falls to Record Low

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Poll Also Shows Low Approval for the Corporate News Media and Organized Labor – By Glynn Wilson – Nevermind what you hear on Fox News and conservative talk radio. This tea party Republican Congress is the most reviled institution in American history, earning the lowest confidence level of any Congress or any other institution in…

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: But There Will Be Video

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“…I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know … that we as a people will get to the promised land. So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. – Martin Luther King Jr., Speech in Memphis, April 3, 1968,…

The Newsroom Season Finale: A Greater Fool

Picasso’s Don Quixote “I’m a loafer by nature, I’m too lazy to go hunting for authors who say what I already know how to say without their help.” – The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Volume 1, Prologue, pg. 8 by Glynn Wilson I have a confession to make. I realize I’m a…

Must Watch: HBO’s The Newsroom

This May Be the Best Show Now on Television Season 1 Trailer – A Changed Man You’ve got to see this. I just watched the first 10 minutes and it’s the best television I’ve seen in a very, very long time. From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of…