Jul 1 2002

On the Verge in Vermont

Media reform movement nears critical mass

“Good evening, I’m Congressman Bernie Sanders and I want to welcome you to what I believe is the first Congressional Town Meeting ever organized to address the issue of corporate control of the media.”

Thus began the first of two public town meetings in late April 2002, where U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders (Vt.-Ind.) did what perhaps no member of Congress has done before–suggested that media can be a political issue in America.