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About the Series
Flashpoints USA with Bryant Gumbel and Gwen Ifill is an innovative public affairs series from PBS that brings together both compelling examinations of critical issues and a dynamic pairing of two of the most respected names in journalism.

Television Poll Do Americans feel they can trust the media? View the results of the Flashpoints USA nationwide survey.

This moderated forum was active from September 16-October 10, 2003. You can follow the discussion by reading the posted responses.

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Media Frenzy
"News organizations tend to overdo reporting of sensational stories like the Kobe Bryant trial and are more concerned with ratings than substance."

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"The growth of big news organizations means there is less competition and less diversity of news sources today compared to a few years ago."

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The State of News
"I have a high level of confidence in the credibility and reporting of all news organizations."

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