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Our World Is Smaller, And (I Fear) So Is Our Understanding Of It
Give an ear, and listen here ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS.
Well-informed citizenry: are we, or not?
Newspaper readership is way down.
Newscasts on TV are short and loaded with commercials.
Social media is instant, but of dubious value.
Radio newscasts are just minutes on the hour, and the half hour with "spot" news.
Without good, local journalism, even local news suffers.
Political ads influence voters, or they wouldn't inundate the airways.
The newspapers that remain seem determined to take sides, even in what is actual news.
Courses such as Civics are rarely taught any more.
Our understanding of local, state, regional, national, and world cultures and events is limited.
If "an informed citizenry" is what protects our society, are we "turned off" instead of "tuned in"?
And, if we are lacking in critical knowledge and understanding, what can we look forward to?
If we don't know the truth, how long can we remain free to enjoy our Bill Of Rights?
How can we preserve those rights and insure a brighter future for all of us around the world?
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