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Monday, March 26, 2007

Media Bias explored in New FrontLine Series

FRONTLINE'S 'News War' Web Site Offers Extended Interviews with Top Media Players and Exclusive Web Features on the State of Today's Media

BOSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 50 extended interviews
with key figures in print, broadcast, and electronic media, the companion
Web site to FRONTLINE's News War series offers educators, students, media
professionals, and the general public an in-depth look at the controversies
engulfing today's news media. The four-part investigation is airing
nationally on PBS and via streaming video on the Web site.

FRONTLINE's News War Web site offers unequalled access to some of
today's most important news organizations as it enhances the investigation
with additional analysis by a wide-range of journalists, editors, and
industry executives who debate the role of the media in U.S. society and
forecast the future for the news business. From embattled news rooms, read
analysis by Bill Keller, Executive Editor of The News York Times and Dean
Baquet, formerly of The Los Angeles Times; to reporters who are making
history and making headlines such as Judith Miller formerly at The News
York Times and Dana Priest, The Washington Post; with the perspective of
veterans in the news industry such as Ted Koppel, formerly ABC News, Dan
Rather formerly CBS News, and Bob Woodward of The Washington Post; and the
insights of new media gurus like prominent blogger Jeff Jarvis, Buzz
Machine and Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.

The extended interviews focus on a wide range of issues currently
affecting the news media, including the Valerie Plame investigation, the
current battle between the White House and the press, how the Internet and
new media are shaping the future of news, media bias, reporter's privilege,
and reporting on national security issues.

The News War Web site contains a 55-minute, streaming audio
presentation on "The Future of the News" which is a panel discussion taped
at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, as well as a teacher's guide
that challenges students to think about the First Amendment and its
importance to what's happening in the news industry today.

FRONTLINE's News War Web site at
provides a directory of extended resources and allows visitors to watch the
entire series in high-quality streaming video on-line. Other offerings
include Web-only features such as: the growing ethnic media industry, the
Internet news revolution, continued in-depth coverage of changes at The Los
Angeles Times, and facts and figures about the business of the news.

FRONTLINE and FRONTLINE/World are produced by WGBH Boston and are
broadcast nationwide on PBS. Major funding for News War is provided by the
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation. Additional support is provided by The
Nathan Cummings Foundation. Event sponsorship provided by John S. and James
L. Knight Foundation. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support
of PBS viewers and by the Park Foundation. The executive producer for

FRONTLINE is David Fanning.
Access interviews, resources, or watch FRONTLINE in high-quality video

Sandy St. Louis, (617) 300-5379


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