Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture In Media Ethics: Jim Lehrer

Last night at SMU was fascinating!  Jim Lehrer spoke about history in Dallas and many events directly related to media ethics.  All seats in Caruth Auditorium were taken with chairs on the stage for the overflow!  His covering of Dr. Martin Luther King's trip to Dallas in 1968 was exceptionally instructive.

However, just as amazing was to survey online media and blogs this morning and to find only one short tweet about last nights lecture: 'Final words: "I am not in the entertainment business" Jim Lehrer#sammons'

Why is so little online coverage/discussion given to this powerful snapshot of Dallas History? It appears that the sometimes painful exploration of history may have failed while other "entertainment" wins.