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A Media Divided

Michael Goldfarb looks at how eliminating the broadcast regulation in the USA, The Fairness Doctrine, led to right-wing talk radio, Fox News, and the rise of Donald Trump.

Michael Goldfarb looks at how eliminating a simple broadcast regulation in the United States, The Fairness Doctrine, led to the birth of right-wing talk radio, Fox News, political polarisation, and the rise of Donald Trump.

He explores whether the First Amendment, with its guarantees of free speech and a free press, can survive the polarisation fed and watered by unrestrained partisan "fake news".

A Certain Height production for BBC Radio 4

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57 minutes

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Fri 9 Oct 2020 21:00

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  • Fri 9 Oct 2020 21:00