With the bad news we’ve been talking about on the public broadcasting front, it’s worth pointing out a bright spot: On Monday (10/24/11), Charlie Rose featured a discussion of Occupy Wall Street with Chris Hedges and Amy Goodman.
Goodman made an important point about media coverage of the protests:
CHARLIE ROSE: Does it have anything in common with the Tea Party?
AMY GOODMAN: Well, it’s interesting you ask that. When the people gathered on September 16 and 17–what, 2000 people–hardly any coverage they got. If it was 2000 Tea Party activists who gathered on Wall Street, I would dare said there would have been 2,000 reporters there, if not more.
Watch the segment on the Charlie Rose website. And you can leave a comment there–as others already have–noting that it’s refreshing to see these voices on a show that doesn’t usually feature such guests.