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What's behind our information polarization?

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The Fairness Doctrine was revoked in the 1980s, leading to the rise of right wing talk radio in the 90s. Veteran newsman Ted Koppel has said that’s why we have such a poisoned media climate. We discuss fairness, fake news, and whether we can overcome political polarization.

Credits

Guests:
Bill Handel - KFI Radio host - @billhandelshow, Joy-Ann Reid - “AM Joy” on MSNBC; and co-editor of the book “We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama.” - @JoyAnnReid, Norman Ornstein - American Enterprise Institute / Atlantic - @NormOrnstein

More:
A polarized America, Everything you need to know about the Fairness Doctrine in one post

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy