Conrad Black – The ‘Civil War’ in the American Media

2013, Cultural Studies
Presented By: Conrad Black

In order to formulate his views on the impact of technology on politics and the news cycle, historian Conrad Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, takes the audience back 40 years to the mid-point of the Watergate crisis and Richard Nixon’s trial by the national media and public opinion. From there, he analyzes the growth of “vapid” network newscasts, and the media-based “civil war” that is now being waged south of the border. Technology is not the issue, he says – the problem is rooted in modern American history.