Ted Koppel talks about the factors that he feels have led to the decline of broadcast media, and his fears for its future. He connects racism, the spread of lies, coupled with an unbridled evolution of technology, resulting in threats to democracy.
In this wide-ranging conversation, he starts by sharing his concerns about artificial intelligence, and how it will impact the dissemination of truthful information.
We talk about the downside of the internet, the demise of the Fairness Doctrine, the consolidation of media ownership, plus his growing fears about the news deserts in the country, created by the absence of legitimate local reporting.
He shares his candid views about the CNN town hall with Donald Trump - the good, bad, and ugly.
Listening to the voice of Ted Koppel will whisk you back into an era when a trusted source came into your living room every night, reporting the news with dignity.
Though Koppel is pessimistic about the future of journalism, his quick wit, wisdom, and self-deprecating humor, come shining through.
Here is episode one of this topic: