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Setting the Stage for More Wars

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A decade ago, PBS told Globalvision that human rights was not a "sufficient organizing principle" for a TV series (unlike cooking!). We went on to produce four years of the hard-hitting series "Rights & Wrongs" anyway.  Recently, a PBS station that had been an ally told us that despite AIDS and SARS, a global health series is not a "sufficient organizing principle." The very same words! The world may change but institutional attitudes don't. Today we lack the resources to do it ourselves.

"Blaming the people" for the lack of world coverage is misplaced and easy; acknowledging responsibility demands self-examination and corrective action.

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News Dissector Danny Schechter is blogger in chief at Mediachannel.Org He is the author of PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity (Cosimo Books) available at Amazon.com. See Newsdisssector.org/store.htm.

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