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Reviewing the Television Coverage of the Gulf War

Critic John Leonard talks to Terry Gross about how television news shows are covering the war in Iraq. They conclude that networks are framing the conflict as a kind of entertainment program -- a strategy which may actually bring the war closer to home for many viewers.


Other segments from the episode on January 22, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 22, 1991: Interview with Jim Creighton and Reginald Bullock; Interview with Charles Tripp; Interview with John Leonard.


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