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Yes, and examples of people in both mediums who you feel are good at their craft. Not in
terms of people interviews so much, but in terms of getting to the heart of serious political,
economic, social issues.
We haven't lived long enough with the two media working side by side to really
answer that question. Right now I expect being able to watch and listen to a serious
discussion carries a little more impact and weight than just listening to it, but I so believe in
the spoken word over the air that I believe that the time will come when you'll treat with
serious subjects as effectively by radio as you will by television. Again, the convenience of
listening--you can listen in your car; you can't drive and watch a television set.
Who do you like to listen to?
In terms of?
Radio. What programs?
I think in terms of the news and public affairs National Public Radio is my choice.
It's hard to beat the morning news on public radio, and “All Things Considered” in the
afternoon I think is good. I think ”McNeil- Lehrer” is very good on public television. Sure,
CBS news does a quick three minutes on the hour; but there's more going on in the world
than can be covered in a three-minute spot.
I was also going to ask you about “McNeil- Lehrer.” I've just finished a life history with
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