Monthly Archives: January 2017

Entertainment Once Again Comes to the Aid of Journalism

100604-D-7203C-005.JPGIn a book chapter I wrote several years ago, I argued that protest music filled a gap in news coverage during the Vietnam War era because the songs provided Americans with news that the mainstream media was not reporting. Fast forward to 2017, and something similar is occurring. more

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Why I Never Forgot Covering Joe Biden in 1986

Official portrait of Vice President Joe Biden in his West Wing Office at the White House, Jan. 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

It is not the most important story coming out of Washington today, but when Joe Biden’s term as vice president comes to a close, it will mark the first time in nearly 50 years that he has not held public office.

Biden has had his share of friends and foes over the years, but he leaves Washington with warm words from both sides of the aisle – a rare occurrence in today’s political climate. more