This is what your election looks like on actual journalism:
How Good Broadcast Journalism Contributes to Our Country:
1. Great Interviews, with well-prepared journalists who ask follow-up questions and demand specific answers.
- Mike Wallace interviewing Governor Orval Faubus about integrating Little Rock schools. I can't embed it, but you should go see it when you can, it's worth a view. Seriously smart reporting.
- Jon Stewart interviews Gov. Mike Huckabee on Gay Marriage:
- Barbara Walters interviews Fidel Castro:
- Barbara Walters interviews Muammar Gaddafi (there are a bunch of spellings of his name, I chose the one the most news organizations seemed to use):
- John Chancellor and Ed Newman covers the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention:
- Broadcast coverage of the Vietnam War (Warning: includes some very disturbing video):
- Anderson Cooper covers Hurricane Katrina:
3. Coverage of Important Public Hearings, like Watergate, Iran/Contra, the Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearings, and the Clinton Impeachment Hearings.
- PBS coverage of the Iran/Contra hearings, including Lt. Col. North's Opening Statement:
- And a rebuttal to Lt. Col. North by the Awesome Senator George Mitchell. This speech should be required viewing, and is part of the reason why Mitchell was an awesome Majority Leader:
4. Journalist as Public Moral Compass.
- Edward R. Murrow condemning McCarthyism: