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The Dangers of the Concentration of the Media to a Democratic Society.

Veteran journalist Ben H. Bagdikian discusses the recent buyout offers for ABC & CBS. Bagdikian's book The Media Monopoly (Beacon Press 1983) examines the influence corporate ownership has on programming. Bagdikian newest book Double Vision, (Beacon 1995) is his personal memoir. He has been a Washington bureau chief and foreign correspondent for the Providence Journal, an assistant managing editor for the Washington Post and a dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Other segments from the episode on August 7, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 7, 1995: Interview with Ben H. Bagdikian; Interview with Jo Giovannoni; Review of Dale Watson's album "Cheatin' Heart Attack."


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