Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

Fighting for Air

Fighting for Air Cover

Fighting for Air

The Battle to Control America's Media

By Eric Klinenberg; Tom Weiner (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, MP3 CD, 9781433213335

Publication Date: January 1, 2008

Advertisement
Description
This groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist exposes the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans. Early in the morning of January 18, 2002, a train derailment near Minot, North Dakota, sent a cloud of poisonous gas drifting toward the small town. Minot's fire and rescue departments were unable to get word out by radio because Clear Channel, which is canned programming, operated all six radio stations--resulting in one death and more than a thousand injuries. Eric Klinenberg's Fighting for Air takes us into the world of preprogrammed radio shows, empty television news stations, and copycat newspapers to show how corporate ownership and control of local media undermines American political and cultural life.
Advertisement