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Monday, February 12, 2007

"News War" series starts on PBS tomorrow night

The venerable and often still outstanding PBS documentary series Frontline kicks off a four-part series about the US media called "News War" tomorrow night.

From the AP via The Seattle Times:
"News War" is a "Frontline" probe into the modern Fourth Estate, embattled from many directions. And, by chance, it coincides with the imminent conclusion to a Washington free-for-all that has ensnared the news media: the perjury trial of former vice-presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. He is charged with lying to investigators about his conversations with journalists such as Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter who spent 85 days in jail to avoid revealing such conversations.
The first episode, which covers topics such as the media's relationship with the Bush administration, anonymous sourcing and Plamegate, airs Tuesday evening at 10 pm on KCTS in Seattle and 9 pm on KOPB in Portland.

The Frontline page also features a fairly handy "check local listings" pop-up link.

Hopefully Anna Nicole's state funeral will be over in time so that people can watch Frontline.

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