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Monday, August 25, 2008

In the era of YouTube and blogging, is public access television still relevant? Find out about the changing world of citizen media, and whether public access TV should change in order to keep up. Also: the history of humanitarian military interventions. Our latest Underappreciated is all about Howard Sturgis. And States of the Union is all about Colorado, live from Denver, as we kick off our coverage from the Democratic convention!

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States of the Union: Colorado

As the Democratic convention gets underway, find out about Colorado. We look at the race for Wayne Allard’s Senate seat; also, a look at why presidential polls in Colorado are virtually tied. Plus: what hosting the Democratic convention has meant within the Centennial State. Lynn Bartels is political and legislative ...

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The History of Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian military intervention is not a new idea; Princeton international affairs professor Gary Bass says that it dates back to Victorian times when the British naval victory at Navarino against Turkish troops assured Greek independence. Professor Bass’s new book is Freedom’s Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention.

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Underappreciated: Howard Sturgis’s Belchamber

Howard Sturgis was good friends with Edith Wharton and Henry James, but his novels were never as popular as theirs. His 1904 novel Belchamber traces the demise of a family of English aristocrats. Edmund White, who wrote the introduction to the New York Review of Books reissue of


Is Public Access TV Still Relevant?

In the era of YouTube and other citizen media like blogs, online social networks, and wikis, is public access television still relevant? Dan Gillmor is author of We the Media; Dee Dee Halleck is co-founder of Paper Tiger Television.

Do you watch public access TV? What changes ...

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