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Technology vs. Democracy with Llewellyn King

Air Dates: March 12-17, 2019

Democracy relies on facts, accurately reported and commonly understood—and journalists play an essential role in building that shared body of knowledge. Llewellyn King argues that technological change is placing great strain on our democratic societies.

Llewellyn King is the creator, executive producer and host of “White House Chronicle,” a weekly news and public affairs program, airing nationwide on more than 200 PBS and public, educational and government (PEG) access television stations and the commercial AMGTV Network, and worldwide on Voice of America Television. Now in its 20th year on the air, “White House Chronicle” episodes can also be viewed on the program’s website or on Vimeo.

King’s remarkable career in journalism began in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, where he was hired (at age 16) as a foreign correspondent for Time magazine. He also reported from Africa for London’s Daily Express, News Chronicle, and United Press.

In addition to broadcasting, King writes a weekly column for the InsideSources Syndicate. Previously, his column was distributed by the Hearst-New York Times Syndicate and Knight-Ridder Newspapers. Over the years, King’s insightful reporting and analysis of the energy industry led to frequent guest spots on TV news shows, including NBC’s “Meet the Press” and PBS’s “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” and on CNN.

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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