This Time, It's War

Robins, J. Max
July 2007
Broadcasting & Cable;7/9/2007, Vol. 137 Issue 27, p4
Trade Publication
The author offers opinions on television news coverage of the Iraq War. He urges all three network evening news programs to expand their war coverage, to report news from Iraq more aggressively, and to show more graphic images of the violence and suffering the war creates. Arguments that coverage of depressing but important news stories loses audience share is refuted by the steady ratings growth of both the PBS evening news and National Public Radio news programs since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.


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