Independent Lens

A Fragile Trust: Howell Raines, Change Agent

Clip: Season 15 Episode 18 | 2m 19s

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary A Fragile Trust, former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines explains how he saw himself as a change agent who had to “respond aggressively to the technological revolution that was overtaking newspapers.” The clip also features author Seth Mnookin (Hard News) and Jayson Blair on how Raines’ edict may have lead to subsequent issues.

Aired: 05/04/14

Rating: TV-PG

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