A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans For the residents of Minot, North Dakota, Clear Channel Communications is synonymous with disaster. Early in the morning of January 18, 2002, a train derailment sent a cloud of poisonous gas drifting toward the small town. Minot's fire and rescue departments attempted to reach Clear Channel, which owned and operated all six local commercial radio stations, to warn residents of the approaching threat. But in the age of canned programming and virtual DJs, there was no one in the conglomerate's studio to take the call. The people of Minot were taken unawares. The result: one death and more than a thousand injuries. Opening with the story of the Minot tragedy, Eric Klinenberg's Fighting for Air takes us into the world of preprogrammed radio shows, empty television news stations, and copycat newspapers to show how corporate ownership and control of local media has remade American political and cultural life. Klinenberg argues that the demise of truly local media stems from the federal government's malign neglect, as the agencies charged with ensuring diversity and open competition have ceded control to the very conglomerates that consistently undermine these values and goals. Such "big media" may not be here to stay, however. Eric Klineberg's Fighting for Air delivers a call to action, revealing a rising generation of new media activists and citizen journalists—a coalition of liberals and conservatives—who are demanding and even creating the local coverage they need and deserve.
In this piercing look into the grit and the glamour of television news, award-winning journalist Liz Trotta traces her career from the early days of broadcast news to the slick superficiality of today. The first female television correspondent in Vietnam, Trotta tells the searing truth about being a woman in a male-dominated industry and recounts many of her most fascinating stories, from the scandal of Chappaquiddick to the campaign trail of George Bush. Filled with candid, often stinging assessments of the movers and shakers in the industry, Fighting for Air is the story of an uncompromising woman and of television news coming of age--told from the trenches.
This is how the boy became the man and this is how that young man became the Legend. And some say it all happened just like this!Written in the rich epic vein of 'Lonesome Dove', 'Tombstone' and 'Wyatt Earp', this vast new American Western novel seems hand-forged right out of the glowing gun metal and billowing blue gun smoke of close quarters combat. Finally these unwritten chapters of one of the Wild West's greatest real life heroes flash dangerously to life across the open pages of 'Fighting for Air - the Unknown Adventures of Young Doc Holliday' by Jack Kincade, as if illuminated by gunfire.It's a huge, stirring American fable filled with young love and unexpected loss; perfect friendship and unquestionable honor, all set amid the swirling gun smoke of his heroic and blood stained youth.
Includes more than 20 photo illustrations The fight for air superiority began the day the Korean War started and only ended with the armistice three years later. Once the shock of the North Koreans’ invasion wore off, it did not take long for the United States Air Force, assisted by other United Nations air forces, to destroy the North Korean Air Force. The arrival of the MiG-15 in November 1950, often flown by Soviet pilots, changed things considerably however. For the remainder of the war, bitterly contested air battles were fought almost daily. Yet despite a decided numerical superiority in jet fighters, the Communists were never able to gain air superiority, testament to the skill and training of the UN fighter pilots, primarily those U.S. Air Force airmen flying the magnificent F-86 Sabre.
Aubrey Pierce was shattered three years ago, when the man of her dreams warped her life into a nightmare. Bruised and broken, Aubrey turns to Mixed Martial Arts, finding comfort int eh control as she begins piecing herself back together. Just as she gets her feet on solid ground, she begins training at a new gym under a new trainer. This man brings with him a past dark enough to match hers, and just enough sexual tension to keep things interesting. Running on coffee and trust issues, Aubrey must confront the complicated question that haunts many survivors of domestic abuse: Can I love again?Caden Larson is raising his two sisters on his own, giving up his one shot at a contract to fight professionally in order to keep the family together. Between grave site visits, shifts at the police department, and trying to get his sister to dance lessons, Caden is stretched thin. Staying true to who he is, he still can't say no when his best friend asks for a favor. The last thing he needs is to train a girl full of ice and anger, especially when she starts to burrow under his skin. Over time, the girl that drives him wild with irritation starts to drive him wild in a few more interesting ways, and Caden is faced with the possibility that, for once, maybe he should be a little selfish. Told from both Caden and Aubrey's perspective, Fighting For Air is an exhibit on how two people can heal when they fight their demons together.This novel has adult content that includes, but is not limited to, drug abuse, coarse language, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Fighting For Air is book one in a planned series. Book two will be available Summer 2018!!
How did the forces that fought in the air affect the outcome of World War II? This book explores the units who battled it out to win supremacy in the skies during World War II, from the Luftwaffe and RAF, to the Japanese Kamikaze squadrons. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics, and weapons that helped propel the Allies to victory.