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Subject: RE: Some more media coverage
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 22:56:40 -0600


Fascinating essay.  I have to wonder how it would be evaluated if it
were turned in by an undergraduate in Media 101 (or English 101).

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 The public radio station in New York City, WYNC, produces a show       
 called "On                                                             
 the Media."  This morning, they aired a short (two minutes) segment    
 discussing PB's criticism of media intellectuals.  The interviewee was 
 Philip Kennicott, "cultural critic" for the Washinton Post.  His take  
 on PB                                                                  
 is quite odd; it can be seen in a piece from the Washington Post where 
 he                                                                     
 tries to relate Bourdieu's writings on television to contemporary      
 cultural                                                               
 politics in the U.S.  It's available at:                               
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41261-2002Jan26.html    
 This is one of the very few non-academic treatments of PB I've seen in 
 the                                                                    
 U.S. media.                                                            
                                                                        
 Ironically, Kennicott's radio segment was preceded by an equally brief 
 interview with Richard Posner, the federal judge who recently          
 published a                                                            
 book on public intellectualls in the U.S. which, as I recall, amounts  
 to a                                                                   
 "Hit Parade" in the most literal sense--among other things, ranking    
 various                                                                
 figures (Kissinger, Moynihan) according to the number of hits returned 
 by                                                                     
 web searches on their names.  The New York Times had an                
 un-surprisingly                                                        
 un-critical piece on this book a few weeks ago.                        
                                                                        
 The segment following Kennicott's interview dealt with the resurgent   
 popularity of trucking songs in a bar in Brooklyn.                     
                                                                        
 Regards,                                                               
 Elliot Weininger                                                       
                                                                        
 Department of Sociology                                                
 Temple University                                                      
                                                                        
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