Larry Mantle talks with media critic Todd Gitlin about his new book Media Unlimited (Metropolitan Books). Gitlin asserts that the potential danger of the media lies not in the message, not in the Lewinsky or Condit stories versus issue-oriented reporting, but in our media-saturated, speed-addicted world.
Foreign policy experts explain the newly-released Benghazi report; Would temporarily removing guns from those with temporary restraining orders alleviate gun violence?; and Stanford University researches have found an enormous water reservoir in California – will it save the parched Golden State from the drought?
What comes next for President Obama's immigration plan; analysts debate the utility of the #NoBillNoBreak sit-in; Plus, it seems for every major gun violence tragedy, a new gun control group is formed, making that side's fight against a seemingly monolithic-NRA all the more challenging - we'll hear from several gun control groups about why they resist consolidating.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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