Kurtz quotes Newsweek approvingly which claims that "TV dislikes poor people." What is the evidence for that sweeping condemnation? Have they counted the stories? That's a good avenue for Public Eye to explore in the future and we will.
Poverty In America
In the meantime, it's probably a little unfair to compare a broadcast network with relatively limited time available and a daily newspaper on stories as big and complicated as this one. But as the debate continues over the new prominence of the issue, we wanted to point you to an in-depth piece that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" yesterday. Correspondent Susan Spencer and producer Brian Healy do a bang-up job in looking at a touchy issue. And for television, that's an accomplishment. Do yourself a favor and check this out.