Historian Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of the Untold History of the United States, is the first guest in this post-Election 2020 show; he makes the case for Americans to consider a post-Trump Era with Joe Biden, but also expresses pessimism about the directions a Biden administration is likely to take. Then media scholar and author Victor Pickard returns to the program to examine commercial media’s superficial coverage of the election, as well as its failures on other issues, all while promoting the solution of a truly free and publicly supported press.
This program was recorded on November 4 and 5 — just after the presidential election, but before news services projected the winner.
Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington DC, and also directs their Nuclear Studies Program. He and Oliver Stone wrote the “The Untold History of the United States.”
Victor Pickard is Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and co-director of the Media, Inequality and Change Center. His most recent book is “Democracy Without Journalism?”
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