I don’t usually watch the news on television. I try to piece things together online and by listening to the radio. I read some paper editions, including The Nation, the New York Times and the New Yorker. In all of these, I read critically, taking little at face value. One has to learn to read between the lines and to piece things together, like a jigsaw puzzle. These days, it’s more confusing than ever. Many of us want to listen up and to make some attempt to figure out what’s going on.
Frontline seems to be stepping up and doing a good job. Part One of the study of Vladimir Putin, The Putin Files was well made and informative. Part two, Putin’s Revenge airs this week. Why does Putin consider the United States to be an enemy? This explores that question and others.
It’s usually on Tuesdays, yet lately, it’s been running on Wednesdays. I think this is because Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War series has been playing on Tuesdays.
On October 11th I watched two Frontline episodes, the one on North Korea and one on the fight against nature, against the environment. That is, North Korea’s Deadly Dictator and War on the EPA. The double whammy left me reeling. Does anybody else think that we’re in trouble yet?