Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The fall of the American empire


Steve Inskeep talks with Tom Bettag, senior executive producer of ABC's Nightline, whose final show will be broadcast Tuesday. The two discuss the changes to television journalism over the last two decades and the commercial pressures that confront reporters, editors, and producers.

It's the end of democracy -- maybe even civilization itself -- when commercialism takes over the way we think. The sad thing is that I don't think 99 percent of Americans will even notice.


At 11/22/2005 09:41:00 AM, Blogger Mixter said...

It was done covertly; no one noticed. Well, those who weren't APATHETIC noticed...


At 11/22/2005 11:53:00 AM, Blogger dillyberto said...



If it was done covertly, how can we be apathetic?

At 11/22/2005 12:57:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

It must be all the Prozac pissed into the water supply. We couldn't really be a nation of happy idiots could we? Oh, but wait. We elected one!

At 11/22/2005 04:21:00 PM, Blogger Mixter said...

Keep me out of the "we" category, mister!


At 11/22/2005 11:06:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

No, I don't include me in that we either.


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