Time to hear what OTM’s listeners have to say – Brooke reads some of your letters.
The Dicty Glide
Artist: Don Byron
Letters and Updates
September 27, 2002
BROOKE GLADSTONE: We're back with On the Media. I'm Brooke Gladstone with your letters and a few updates. First, on our interview with the editor of USA Today on the occasion of that papers 20th anniversary, Steven Gilmore of Charlotte, North Carolina writes that he "begs to differ with Garfield" that the paper lacks stories you rush to tell everyone about. "I don't read it for the stories," Gilmore writes. "I read it for the editorials, letters to the editor and guest columns on the op-ed page. These opinion pieces not only prompt me to tell others about them, but are most often what prompts me to write letters to the editor of USA Today -- just as I'm doing with you now." M. Frost of Sound Beach, New York wrote in to say quote: "I found the discussion on this fall's family-friendly television programming to be what I would expect from public broadcasting -- arrogant, condescending and firmly counterculture in its attitude and bias. We've had enough 'edgy' programming to last a lifetime. What makes you or your critic (and here the writer's talking about me and James Poniewozik of Time Magazine) think we want more of the same garbage?" [MUSIC]
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