||The Overnight News
||The morning show. Discusses significant events that happened in America the night before, as well as important stories that developed during the day in other time zones around the world.
||Expert analysis of some of this week’s more significant peer-reviewed publications.
||Fads and Fallacies
||Debunking superstition and pseudoscience at home and around the world
||Who got it wrong and what they said
||News from foreign countries
||The Third Estate
||Stories being discussed in national newspapers
||Conventional Wisdom Watch
||Current media themes and narratives, and whether they’re supported by facts
||America on the Issues
||What the public really thinks, backed up by verifiable polling data
||Stories being discussed on the major political blogs
||On the Record
||In in-depth, one-on-one interviews, candidates for office, elected officials, and other public figures are asked to clearly state their positions on a variety of issues. The interviewee will be seated in front of, but cannot view, a large screen which displays the text of past statements they have made on those same issues.
|6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Monday)
||News You Might Have Missed
||Stories released by the government on Fridays or weekends.
|6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Tues-Fri)
||Weekly updates on ongoing issues – Darfur, New Orleans, global warming, etc.
||This Week in Washington
||Pending legislation, court cases analyzed by experts – people who have an empirically verifiable record of accurate statements. Professional pundits chosen for their ability to shout or to efficiently recite talking points are disallowed.
||Strictly moderated. Candidates who don’t address the question will be cut off.
||Coverage of humanitarian issues around the world and the charities that are most effectively working to address them.
||A political candidate or other important public figure gets one hour to speak, uninterrupted, on an issue that concerns them. No one should ever appear on this show more than once.
||The Editorial Desk
||Statements of opinion from network personalities and other major public figures
||Sports, entertainment, celebrity coverage
Category: American Culture, Communication, Culture, Media
I'm an author, skeptic and computer programmer living in New York City. I'm also an unapologetic atheist, and believe passionately that freethinkers deserve a much stronger voice in our culture than they've been given in the past. Since politicians and the mainstream media aren't willing to give us that, it falls to us to take our case directly to the public. Both on my own weblog, Daylight Atheism, and here on Dangerous Intersection, I hope to be able to spread the good news of freethought!