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The American newspaper is the subject of this four-hour documentary series now in development. The project is being developed with the assistance of a distinguished advisory board of leading scholars, journalists and media analysts.

The media landscape is in the midst of profound change. Newspapers are being challenged by digital technologies and the growth of alternative media.

Will “new media” carry the banner of the Fourth Estate? Will citizens – and the democracy they require – be served as they once were by the robust debates and rambling rants of the most-protected speech in the world?

The People & The Press, a new four-hour documentary series that looks at the glorious and colorful history of the "Fourth Estate."

Since the first rabble-rousing newspapers shot from single-sheet presses in the colonies, American newspapers have evolved into one of the nation’s foremost institutions. Uniquely American, enshrined in the Constitution, the “Fourth Estate” has reflected – and profoundly influenced – government and its citizenry, commerce and culture – for 250 years.

 

America’s newspapers have confronted presidents, chronicled wars, exposed corruption. While building community and helping to set the public agenda, the popular press nurtured a literate and democratic-minded populace like no other in history.

 

But, too, they’ve offered advice to the lovelorn, comics to the laugh-hungry and a yardstick by which to measure artistic and athletic accomplishments. They mark life’s major passages – from birth to marriage to death – and mirror the minor triumphs and tragedies in between.

 

And as businesses, they became the main engine that drove the success of the American consumer economy, fueled by a distillation of advertising and marketing.

 

The People & The Press will tell this story through the fascinating characters who took freedom of expression to the heights – and to the brink. We will walk from pantheon to pub with press barons and street reporters, columnists and critics, editors and gossipmongers.

 

Through previously unrevealed facts and revealing insights, The People & The Press will throw open a window on an institution that guards its secrets with the ferocity it employs in exposing those of others.

 

The People & The Press will document the evolution of newspapers from Revolutionary-era broadsides to today’s far-flung media conglomerates. It’s a compelling history – with a future that’s seemingly at risk.

 

The story of the press in America is, in all its manifestations, the story of America – her people, her spirit and her dream.

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SERIES SNEAK PEEK

For an advance look of what our series Natural Home Living is about,  check out the Natural Home magazine site.

THE SOLAR SOLUTION

Mother Earth News Contributing Editor Steve Heckeroth explains why solar energy is the solution to our fossil-fueled crisis.

THE WONDER OF WIND

Another recent Mother article artfully argues for windmills and wind farms as a "higher order of beauty" that can provide a significant percentage of our electricity.

TOP 10 ECO PROBLEMS

Why and how business can profit with strategic environmental thinking  is the topic  of "Green to Gold," by eco-consultants Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston.

Here is their concise listing of the top 10 environmental problems facing the world today.

GREENWASHING SINS

TerraChoice has published a list of the top six sins of greenwashing, which is what companies do when they mislead consumers regarding their environmental practices.

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BlueEgg

All things being eco

EarthMoment

Green shopping

EcoGeek

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Ecorazzi

Celebrities do green

GreenTreks

World-changing stories

Grist

News & Commentary

GreenBiz

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Mongabay

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TreeHugger

Eco goes mainstream

WorldChanging

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Inspired Protagonist

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Don't blow it...

No Impact Man

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