Newswatch: Television News Without Blinkers

The scramble of corporate raiders to take over television networks is, but for one fact, much like those other power grabs taking place daily on Wall Street--the pursuit of big profits by audacious men. Television is also big money, but, in this case, some of the raiders acknowledge that their real aim is to get control of the news. What would news coverage be like if they got their way?

NBC's Today show startled and angered a lot of journalists several weeks ago when it let Terry Dolan, the right-wing fund raiser, use NBC's facilities, cameras and crews to put on...

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