• The Press and the War in Afghanistan with Katherine A. Brown

    Air Dates: May 20-26, 2019

    America’s war in Afghanistan is the longest war in the history of the United States.  Katherine A. Brown served on the staff of the U.S. ambassador there in the years after 9/11 and she argues now that the role of the American press in Afghanistan is essential to understanding the conduct of the war. 

    Brown is the author of a compelling new book about the press and America’s war in Afghanistan, Your Country, Our War.  She’s also the President and CEO of Global Ties U.S.

    Story in the Public Square broadcasts each week on public television stations across the United States. A full listing of the national television distribution is available at this link. In Rhode Island and southeastern New England, the show is broadcast on Rhode Island PBS on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs 8:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. ET, Sundays at 4:30 a.m. & 11:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124. “Story in the Public Square” is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate and tell stories that matter.

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  1. mary says: May 23, 2019 at 2:01 pmReply

    re: Katherine Brown, seen in LA,CA the role of the American press in Afghanistan is seldom revealed nor discussed in ordinary mass media in USA. This IS essential to expanding the limited versions The American Public gets to know of any outside-our-borders or “our” chosen wars. Thanks for having exposed on our PBS this ‘covered up’ aspects of how much MEDIA shapes, directs, limits & propogandizes what we know or think or want, as much outside USA borders, the further the better hidden from us.
    When common cliche that ‘govts do NOT & are not actually representing “the millions in population’ way over there ‘- nor over here … we need continual reminders that what is imaged, video’d, defined and censored carefully is Not Reality and often a slim sliver of what is allowed – in media in any region. USA is not better nor different but we at least can sometimes, [tho seldom, as we this pgm was ‘serendipitously found’, tuned on] admit it, w/o punishment. Whew ! thanx