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The Media Today: Truth or Lies? - 9.16.03
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Media Frenzy
The State of News
I'm so tired of news stories that go on and on in the press. It seems like stations are only concerned with ratings not with the stories that truly matter to the average citizen.
News organizations should not be allowed to grow at the rate they are. We need a variety of news sources in this country so people can make their own choices about what to read and watch.
I used to believe everything I read in the newspaper or heard on television. Now I don't know who to trust. Reporters are supposed to check the facts — but who checks the reporters?
- Michele, Seattle, WA
-Justin, Miami, FL
-Catherine, Eugene, OR
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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.

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The Flashpoints USA poll was conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs to gauge public opinion on matters of media trust. The results are based on 1,003 completed interviews among a random sample of adults living in the continental United States. See the results of the poll.

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