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ERIC Number: ED175092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-22
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Cronkite, Walter
Because news supplied by the broadcast and print media is inadequate, the author suggests that public schools offer courses in how to read the newspaper, watch television, and listen to the radio. He contends that tying news to the classroom lesson for the day would make the lesson more relevant. The author examines the current state of the press and its deteriorating relationship to government and the courts. A free, unregulated press, he says, is democracy's early warning system against democracy's own excesses and the approach of tyranny; and the schools are the first line of defense against tyranny and for the preservation of democracy. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cronkite (Walter)
Note: Address at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (39th, Miami Beach, Florida, April 21-24, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document