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The Media as a Political Institution

December 16, 2008 | City College, CUNY Lecture Series

Without the press, argues veteran television journalist David Diaz, the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government would not function properly. “When United States senators were asked in a survey how they knew what was going on in the Senate, the overwhelming majority of them cited the press,” says Diaz, who worked as both a correspondent and anchor for WNBC and WCBS during his 27 years covering news in New York City. Currently a Distinguished Lecturer in Political Science at City College, the five-time Emmy Award winner and City College alumnus spoke as part of the CCNY Center for Worker Education’s fall lecture series.

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