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Can TV News Do The Job?


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Can TV News Do The Job?
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Mike Wallace, correspondent, CBS News; Thomas Winship, editor, The Boston Globe; Fred Friendly, advisor on television, The Ford Foundation and former vice president of CBS News; and Edwin Diamond, former senior editor, Newsweek; debate the questions: “can TV news do the job? And its corollary question can the mass media clarify complicated issues? Forum held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2/28/1970. Television program is a one hour edited version of the discussion.



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Film and Television
Chicago: “Can TV News Do The Job?,” 03/18/1970, GBH Archives, accessed January 22, 2022,
MLA: “Can TV News Do The Job?.” 03/18/1970. GBH Archives. Web. January 22, 2022. <>.
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