David Simon and Ed Burns produced what is heralded as one of the most authentic depictions of the Iraq War, based on Evan Wright’s embedded reporting. We look at how it navigates between journalism and drama to keep us from forgetting the story of soldiers on the ground.
We turn to David Harper (Off Panel, SKTCHD) and Augie De Blieck, Jr. (Pipeline Comics) for expertise on what’s going on in comics news. Are the struggles of this niche industry indicative of something broader going on in our media? Is news a trustworthy advocate that can help us make informed decisions?
Guest: Karen Viars of the Georgia Tech Library.
First broadcast January 27 2017.
“Is that frustrating, or do you get jazzed up as an information professional?”
Guest: Joshua Hammer, author of The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu.
First broadcast September 2 2016.
“Is this going to get all Steven Spielberg-y?”