Friday, November 29, 2002

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  • Is Diversity in the Newsroom Corrupting American Journalism?

    Last week the National Press Club hosted a debate between Democracy Now!’s co-host Juan Gonzalez, who serves as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and William McGowan, author of "Coloring the News: How Crusading For Diversity Has Corrupted American Journalism."

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    Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home": The Coming-Out Memoir That Became a Hit Broadway Musical
    In a Democracy Now! special, we look at the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fun Home," which swept the Tony Awards last month. Composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Lisa Kron made history as the first female duo to win a Tony Award for Best Original Score. "Fun Home" is also the first-ever Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist. The musical is based on the 2006 best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic." The memoir is a poignant exploration of family, memory, first love,...