N. Ram: "The idea [of The Real News] – forging partnerships with the best that is available in print by way of providing insight, depth and background and transmuting it into the language or idiom of television – is splendid!"
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Tom Fenton is a former Senior Foreign Correspondent and 34-year veteran of CBS News. He is the author of Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News and the Danger to Us All.
Phil Donahue: "It's apparently the only chance we're going to have to feature news reporters… who are willing to behave inelegantly by sticking their nose under the tent to learn what the righteous and powerful have in store for us."
Robert W. McChesney: "This is the sort of thing we can build right now without anyone else's permission, from the government, or from the business community."
Sashi Kumar is a renowned journalist, producer and news anchor. He is Chair of the Media Development Foundation (Chennai, India).
Pamela de Maigret is a filmmaker, producer and journalist. Previously a foreign correspondent and US Congress liaison, she is currently writing a book about the disenfranchisement of the moderate center in American politics, drawing on her experience as a life-long Republican activist.
We will combine breaking-news footage from around the world with reportage from some of the world's best journalists, expanding from several news items per day to a 24/7 news website and daily news hour for television. What you are seeing now on TheRealNews.com is just a taste of what we can do when we are…
Nelofer Pazira returns to Afghanistan in 2002 seeking her childhood friend Dyana who she thought had died living under Taliban rule. Through her search Nelofer unravels her past and the history of her country; Ottawa Citizen said the film was “as suspenseful as any drama. But it is also a shocking portrait of a nation…