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Friday, November 11, 2005

David Brancaccio Comes Home

It was good to see Waterville native David Brancaccio interviewed this evening on MaineWatch. The son of Colby English professor Patrick Brancaccio, David was for thirteen years the voice of APR's Marketplace—a staple on Maine Public Radio. In 2003, he became a reporter on the PBS investigative news show NOW with Bill Moyers, and took over the role of host when Moyers resigned earlier this year.
During Brancaccio's time as host, the show has . . . done several pieces on veterans of the war in Iraq, and on breaking news stories involving Congress and the Bush administration.

"We're not trying to be anti or pro anything, just get the facts on these stories," said Brancaccio. "The whole notion of journalism is becoming more vague these days, with Fox and others (presenting the idea) that to be a journalist you're supposed to have a giant ax to grind. Well, I don't." [Link]
Charlotte Albright's conversation with Brancaccio will be rebroadcast Sunday at 6:30 pm on the television stations of MPBN.
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