Investigative reporter Lowell Bergman is the producer of the new documentary, News War: Secrets, Spin and the Future of the News. The series is about the mainstream news media and the political, legal and economic forces at play. PLUS, lead singer/guitarist Pat DiNizio and drummer Dennis Diken from the band The Smithereens. Their new album, Meet the Smithereens, is a track-by-track homage to the Beatles’ Meet the Beatles.
In light of the Lewis Libby trial, we discuss the relationship between the White House and its Press Corps. Our guests are RON HUCHESON, White House Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers and RON NESSEN, Journalist in Residence at the Brookings Institutue. He was a White House Correspondent for NBC News during Lyndon Johnson?s administration and was also press secretary for President Gerald Ford.
Civic plan for improving Philadelphia. A coalition of community groups, has released the new report “Next Great City Philadelphia.” It calls on the next mayor who will be elected in November to upgrade the city’s decaying infrastructure, overhaul its zoning guidelines, and adopt more environmental thinking. We’ll talk with KAREN BLACK, author of the report, she is a principal in the urban planning firm May 8 Consulting, and from JOHN HANGER, CEO of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, one of the participating community groups.